Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Caitlin Stafford, Kitchen Crew

At Complete Function Hire, we enjoy working with Melbourne’s best event planners, venues and event stylists to help create amazing events.

We continue to work with the best in the biz because we take extra great care of our hire products. Our hardworking Kitchen Crew is responsible for cleaning and polishing our party hire products to perfection!

On this month’s “Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire” we chat to one of our awesome Kitchen Crew team members, Caitlin Stafford. When she is not working hard in our Kitchen to get our hire products looking immaculate, Caitlin is studying to be a nurse and loves to play video games.

How long have you been involved in the wedding and events industry?

I have been working for Complete Function Hire for about 3 and a half years.

What prompted you to start working at Complete Function Hire?

My uncle got me the job to help me get through university (and to help pay for my shopping habits!).

Caitlin and our Kitchen Crew work tirelessly to ensure all of our hire products are immaculate for each and every event.

Most memorable event or wedding you have worked on at Complete Function Hire and why?

Probably all of them! We are always too busy behind the scenes in the kitchen to see the amazing set ups that the Road Crew do.

What do you enjoy best about working at Complete Function Hire?

I love that everyone is a big family. We all work hard and it’s a really friendly environment.

Favourite hobbies and past times?

Playing video games and shopping.

Favourite food and drink?

Vegan burrito from Trippy Taco in Fitzroy and Rekorderlig cider.

Who do you barrack for in the AFL (or other favourite sport) and why?

I go for the Bulldogs because they won last year and Richmond because they won this year!

Speak to the team of event experts at Complete Function Hire about your upcoming event today.

Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire – Cam Munro, General Manager

The team at Complete Function Hire are a bunch of experienced and passionate event industry professionals. Led by our fearless General Manager Cam Munro, we are all about going that extra mile for our clients and event partners!

On this month’s Who’s Who, we spoke to Cam about what it’s like to work at Complete Function Hire and to find out what makes him tick. When he is not managing our busy operation, he is kicking back with family and friends over a nice Shiraz or jumping in the car with the camping gear to see where the road takes him.

Cam Munro, General Manager, has enjoyed working with Complete Function Hire for the last 10 years.

How long have you been involved in the wedding and events industry?

I have been around the traps for 20 years in one way or another, that’s a scary realisation! I have been working for Complete Function Hire for 10 years. I was recommended by some friends in the industry who had worked with Complete Function Hire – they told me to give the boys a call as it was a great place to work.

First gig?

My first gig at Complete Function Hire was an audiovisual setup for a corporate client in South Melbourne. I still enjoy doing a bit of tech work when I can get away from driving the desk!

Most memorable event you have worked on at Complete Function Hire and why?

Over the last 10 years, I have been really lucky to be a part of so many amazing events here in Melbourne. One of the recent stand outs is this weekend’s huge event for 850 guests at the Royal Exhibition Building for the Australian Republican Movement 2017 Gala Dinner. We are providing equipment and furniture hire for this big event and it’s all hands on deck for a mammoth bump out!

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The Complete Function Hire team are committed to providing the best event hire products and customer service to our wedding and event clients.

What do you enjoy best about working at Complete Function Hire?

The best part about working at Complete Function Hire is the people – clients and staff alike. We work with some very talented people and have been a part so many amazing events and special occasions over the years.

It has been great to see people succeed and watch the businesses grow from strength to strength. I get to meet new people all the time which I really enjoy and no day is the same.

Favourite AFL or sports team?

I’m born and bred in Hawthorn so am a keen supporter of the Hawks. It has been so exciting to partner with the Essendon Football Club this year and be a part of their return to success! I’m also a recent convert to Super Rugby due to our partnership with the Melbourne Rebels – it has been a real pleasure to work with the team there and cheers to a bigger and better 2018!

If you want to work with an event supplier that is committed to making every event outstanding, contact the team at Complete Function Hire today.



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Complete Function Hire Team

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The team at Complete Function Hire sincerely wish our clients and event partners all the very best for Christmas and a happy new year.

What a year it has been! We have been very busy this year working with our event partners on a range of incredible events and weddings all over Melbourne. For the tenth time this year, it was an honour to work closely with the wonderful team at St Vincent’s Hospital and Fred and Ginger Catering to provide furniture and equipment hire for the Opera in The Market event for St Vincent’s charity. Another stand out charity event for the year was the ‘Off the Menu’ event for Camp Quality Victoria which we were proud to support. Le Tout Melbourne was another exciting 2016 event that showcased the awe-inspiring Hisense Arena. This event was so much fun for our team to work on and attend and really enjoyed working in collaboration with a great group of event suppliers and the awesome events team at Melbourne and Olympic Parks. It was exciting to work in collaboration with our industry partners on various amazing venue showcases this including A Night at The Museum (in conjunction with Restaurant Associates) and A Night on The Park (in conjunction with Melbourne Events Group).

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La Tout Melbourne at Hisense Arena was one of the many memorable events of 2016.

We were excited to launch several new ranges and products this year including our gorgeous, on trend pastel ranges and our stunning Hair Pin furniture range (which was built in house). Our hand built Paddle Range was hugely popular again this year as was our range of coloured cutlery (including black, blue, bronze, gold and white). Other popular event hire products for the year included our timeless Bentwood Chairs which were hired for so many events and weddings as well as our Gold Charger Plates and new white picket fencing.

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Complete Function Hire’s gold charger plates were a popular item for all kinds of events in 2016.

For the first time, we launched a Virtual Tour of the Complete Function Hire Showroom which has allowed for people to visit our showroom online offering convenience for busy event planners.

We were thrilled to launch our ‘Who’s Who at Complete Function Hire’ blog series that allows our wonderful clients to get to know our team. We also launched a series of blog articles designed to assist event planners and brides with the most up to date trends and advice. We were so excited for Complete Function Hire ‘All Rounder’ Matty Slingo who announced the arrival of his son this year and we congratulated Mitch Costin who stepped up into the role of Operations Manager. We were proud to announce our partnership with the Melbourne Rebels football club this year and a team highlight was a guided tour of AAMI Park Stadium as well as attending some exciting matches and events.

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Complete Function Hire is a proud partner of the Melbourne Rebels.

Thank you to our valued clients and trusted event partners for your ongoing support – our team loves working closely with you all and we are gearing up for a huge 2017!

Our office is open over the Festive Season with the exception of the public holidays (we will be available via phone every day on 03 9699 9935. Please don’t hesitate to make contact with our friendly team for all your festive season and holiday event requirements.