Roquette Catering have been creating unforgettable culinary experiences for over 12 years. Using only the best seasonal ingredients, the innovative team at Roquette Catering are renown for creating beautiful Kosher menus and for delivering the most memorable events in Melbourne.
Attention to detail is their happy place and the team at Roquette Catering know just how to throw parties that are talked about for years to come. We were thrilled this month to speak to the team at Roquette Catering to find out about their favourite flavours for winter PLUS some expert tips for event planners.
What are the team at Roquette Catering’s favourite flavours for the cooler months ahead?
We are loving Middle Eastern cuisine at the moment. With its hearty flavours, slow cooked and braised offerings and traditionally served in a family style manner, what is there not to love!
What advice would you give event planners on how to choose the perfect venue?
Awareness of the potential venue challenges is essential for creating a successful event, but only half the battle. How do you avoid these challenges or tackle them as they come up? Simple: you need a game-plan.
Roquette Catering’s 4-Step Game Plan to Manage any Challenge and Create and Awesome Event
1. Collate all your questions into a single document and bring it with you when assessing venues. Simply present it to the venue when you arrive and tick off all questions, to make sure you learn everything you need to know about the venue.
2. Invite your caterer along to view the kitchen. It’s important they know what facilities are available before selecting your menu!
3. Obtain costs for any additional equipment that may be needed in the kitchen or elsewhere as early as possible, so you can assess and budget them into the venue price.
4. For destination events, your best bet is to hire a coordinator who has experience in planning events at your destination.
Food trends for 2018 – what are the ‘must have’ menu choices for 2018?
Back to basics – good, nutritious and real food rather than over complicated dishes.
Homemade everything from dips, condiments, pickled and kimchi. Ethical and sustainable food is a highlight.
Meat alternatives such as our kale and quinoa patties rather than your traditional burger.
What can event planners incorporate as an exciting point of difference for their Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah?
Personalisation – with so many celebrations it is easy to mixed up into what everyone else is doing. By adding a level of personalisation from menu design and concepts to styling, printing and entertainment, guests will feel like they are celebrating the individual.
To celebrate your next event in style, contact the team of catering and event experts at Roquette Catering today.
*Feature image credit – Charlene Miller. Styled in conjunction with The Style Shed