The run-down on some of our recent wedding catering gigs in Melbourne
We’ve only been in the business for four years to date, and this has by far been our busiest year yet! We are proud to say that our business has grown steadily across this time, a lot of which we can attribute to word of mouth. This year, we catered more weddings than we have in any other year, and we've loved every bit of it.
We’ve been focusing heaps on wedding catering of late, tis the season. We’re loving catering weddings in and around Melbourne. It's such a privilege to be a part of someone's wedding and we love to make a memorable impact and impress your guests.
We’ve taken some time out of the kitchen to update our followers on some of the weddings we’ve catered this year.
Firstly, we’ve been reflecting on what’s helped our wedding catering side of the business grow so much in the past few years. We pack our food with flavour and pride ourselves on offering a super personable service. We believe that communication in the lead-up to the event is one of the most important things to ensuring a well-rounded menu and smooth running day. We enjoy chatting to couple’s in the lead-up, helping them to organise all the little details with regard to their wedding catering. This includes hosting tastings – a great opportunity to meet couples and their families. And of course, it’s a great opportunity for couples to sample our food and for us to collaboratively finalise the menu.
We kicked off the year with a big one. We catered Kara and Dave’s awesome wedding in Sunbury this March. As a couple, Kara and Dave were incredibly generous and helpful with our team. The wedding was on the parent’s property and it was absolutely stunning. The level of effort put into this DIY country wedding was out of control! The dad even built a bridge over an island on their dam, and the entire ceremony was held there – it was perfect. Kara and Dave went all out on their wedding catering, going with our wedding share plates menu, grazing table, canapes and roaming desserts. There was some very happy customers.
Later in the year, we catered a wedding in one of 12 remaining original homesteads in Nug Nug, Victoria, 4 hours out of Melbourne. This was the longest distance we’ve travelled yet. We really put the word ‘mobile’ in mobile wedding catering to the test. The father of the couple used to run hatted restaurants – so it’s safe to say we were a little nervous going in. But we had such a blast regaling details with him about fine dining, and serving him and the rest of their guests some fancy catering.
Then in August, we catered Felicity and Tristan’s gorgeous wedding in Boneo. The wedding was held at Felicity’s parent’s property situated in a landing amongst a forrest of gumtrees and surrounded by wildlife. It was an Australian paradise. Tristan is a chemical engineer with an avid mind for how food works. He even took up cheese mongering in the year leading up to his wedding and prepared his own grazing table full of home-made cheeses. He also prepared cocktails featuring home-made distilled gin and expresso martinis with home-brewed cold brew coffee. We were impressed!
Our most recent and one of our all time favourite weddings was held at award winning wedding venue Acacia Ridge Winery in the Yarra Valley. We can’t speak highly enough about this venue! Everything was so well organised. If you're looking for a wedding venue in Melbourne (or outer Melbourne), definitely get in touch with these guys. Surrounded by vineyards and mountain ranges, we were in awe of this location. The couple (Robbie and Sally) were so lovely and the best kind of critics to cook for, both with a background in hospitality. Luckily they were impressed with our wedding catering – so we were pretty chuffed.
We’re looking forward to capping off 2017 with one of our biggest and funnest sounding weddings to date, for Mel and Tim! Their wedding will be held at Flinders Yacht Club, just before Christmas this year. We won’t give away all of their secrets just yet. But let’s just say that we’re serving one our biggest and most varied menus to date. We’re looking forward to revealing the full menu and more details soon.
That’s it from us for now, we best get back in the kitchen. Follow us on the social medias for more updates about our recent events! And if you’re looking for a Melbourne wedding caterer, get in touch with Fat Cats Food Van and Fancy Catering. We’d love to chat more about what we can do for you!