Sydney’s Top Corporate Catering Trends to Impress Your Team (2024)

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Sydney's Top Corporate Catering Trends to Impress Your Team (2024)

Corporate events are a chance to celebrate achievements, boost morale, and connect with your team. But what about the food? Forget the tired platters of the past! Sydney’s corporate catering scene is exploding with exciting trends that will tantalize taste buds and leave a lasting impression.

Sydney corporate catering for 2024

Here's a sneak peek at what's hot

  • Interactive Experiences: Move beyond static platters and embrace live cooking stations! Watch chefs whip up delicious interactive menus, carve succulent roasts, or assemble a variety of culinary cuisines from around the world.
  • Sustainable Feasts: Eco-conscious catering is all the rage. Look for companies that use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and offer packaging made from recycled materials.
  • Dietary Inclusivity: Catering to diverse dietary needs is no longer a bonus, it’s essential. Seek out caterers with extensive vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly options.
  • Global Flavors: Take your team on a culinary adventure! Explore menus featuring cuisines from around the world – think Thai curries, Argentinian grills, or Japanese sushi platters.
  • Themed Delights: Looking for a touch of fun? Match your catering to your event theme. Shared Affair take pride in the fact we can elevate your event to match your food to your theme.
    Think “Mad Men” inspired canapés for a retro launch party or a “Luau Lunch” for a summer team building session.

We are experienced in assisting our clients in all areas of event management such as

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Staffing (Waitering, Bartending, Cocktail Mixologist, Chefs)
  • Styling & Setup
  • Hire Equipment & Marquees
  • Event Coordination
  • And more..

Planning a corporate event in Sydney can be exciting, but it also comes with its share of challenges.
This guide will equip you with the knowledge and tools to organise a flawless event that your team will remember for all the right reasons.

Here’s a breakdown of key planning stages:

  • Define your goals and budget: What’s the purpose of your event? How much are you willing to spend?
  • Choose the perfect venue: Consider location, size, and amenities to meet your specific needs.
  • Set the date and time: Ensure it doesn’t clash with holidays or major events.
  • Send out invitations: Provide clear details about the event and RSVP information.
  • Don’t forget the entertainment: Live music, interactive games, or team-building activities can elevate your event.

Catering Tips:

Now let’s talk about the food! Catering is a crucial element of any successful corporate event.

  • Choose the right catering style: Do you want a sit-down dinner, a buffet, or a grazing table? Consider the formality of your event and the space available.
  • Dietary considerations: Accommodate different dietary needs to ensure inclusivity.
  • Look for quality ingredients: Fresh, seasonal food makes a big difference.
  • Presentation matters: A visually appealing spread will add to the overall ambience.
Based on 74 reviews
Alison Lee
Alison Lee
31. October, 2022.
Delicious food and lovely staff. Everyone commented on how good they were for our celebration. Would definitely recommend and use A Shared Affair again.
Kathy Lipari
Kathy Lipari
22. August, 2022.
A Shared Affair is truly an exceptional catering company. Nikki is an absolute delight to work with and she ensured everything was organised to the nth degree at my recent birthday party. The food was exceptional, the venue (styled by A Shared Affair ) looked amazing. All our guests commented on how delicious every dish was. So many choices of canapés and live food stations, and if you want a sit down dinner they can do that too. Seriously fabulous.
Phoebe Rennie
Phoebe Rennie
26. July, 2022.
Thank you to Nikki and the team at Shared Affair for catering our wedding in late April 2022 at the Manly Yacht Club. We were initially drawn to Shared Affair as we wanted the opposite of traditional alternate-drop wedding food. We wanted our guests to go home happy, full and talking about the wedding for years to come! The food on the evening was all fantastic, starting with a grazing table post ceremony, then small canapés, followed by larger boxes (sliders, pasta and fish & chips) and finishing the evening with our cannoli ‘cake’. A few tips for those looking to cater a cocktail style wedding in the near future. 1 - Task your photographer with getting pics of your grazing table, cos by the time you get back from photos, it will be gone! 2 - Get more arancini balls than you think you need! Those bad boys will go fast and 1 per person is never enough. 3 - People will mistake your cannoli cake for a sweet snack, so make sure your signage is adequate! Shared Affair also provided the bar staff for the night, who were fantastic! Remembering our drinks, ensuring everyone was having a great time while keeping up with the waters, and dancing along with the music. Thanks again to the Shared Affair team for helping to make our wedding exactly what we wanted!
Sayan Ray
Sayan Ray
20. July, 2022.
Nikki and the team at Shared Affair were super helpful and really delivered on a great birthday party. The team guided us with the menu and drinks which was great as I organised the event in Sydney from Melbourne. I highly recommend them for any event!
Jon Cole
Jon Cole
12. May, 2022.
Great food and service on our wedding day. Nikki and her staff turned up early and had everything running like clockwork. All our guest commented on how good the food was, especially the deserts. we just had a canape menu but the quailty was there. Only thing I could fault was their lack of communication in leed up to the wedding. I put this down to them being very busy post covid. Overall happy with having Shared Affair cater our wedding.
Margaret Wilkinson
Margaret Wilkinson
12. April, 2022.
I recently had a party for 30 people and chose Shared Affair to cater for it. The food was very tasty and varied. I ordered eight pieces per person. This was more than adequate and enjoyed by all. The service was excellent and Michael even substituted a few meat pieces in one dish for a vegetarian option to satisfy my vegetarian cousin! I highly recommend Shared Affair.
Emilie Lawson
Emilie Lawson
7. April, 2022.
Worked with the Shared Affair team for corporate event catering and it was fantastic. Very seamless, the team are very professional and the pop-up food stations were an excellent choice for our event.
Harry Kreicers
Harry Kreicers
28. March, 2022.
We used Shared Affair for our wedding reception and could not have been happier. They were incredibly flexible when we needed to move dates around due to Covid. When we finally were able to have our event, the food was delicious, the waiters were friendly and professional, and the portions were enormous! We ended up freezing all the left overs and have been enjoying them ever since. Very happy with our experience with Shared Affair
James Martin
James Martin
20. March, 2022.
Shared affair provided part of the catering for our wedding day. This included 5 x choices of canapes, 2 x choices of salad and a doughnut tower cake. Everything on the day was amazing and our guests complimented on how tasty the food was. We also can confirm that the doughnut tower cake was an excellent/relaxed option (instead of a cake) and we would do it again. We did have a few issues with confirming what we ordered/what we were being provided on the day. This was due to their being two points of contact. In the end it was sorted, but would have been good to deal with one person for the entire process. Recommend shared affair, the food was amazing and our desert was scrumptious.
Claudia Elias
Claudia Elias
6. March, 2022.
Thank you so very much making my 50th fabulous. Never had so much compliments about the food, we opted for the canapes and they were delicious, actually even more than delicious! You made my event even more memorable, and I didn't need to do anything but choose the food options and surrender my kitchen. Your staff was very professional. I will definitely be using your company again. Thanks again!

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