Catering Specials

Essential Catering & Events | Catering Specials

Christmas Cocktail and Drinks Package

We’ve designed a cocktail package which includes everything you need, for your Christmas Party!

2 Hour Food & Beverage Package$71.00 per person 40 to 80 guests, $65.00 per person for 80 and over guests

5 canape items, 1 substantial item and 2 hour beverage package, Wait staff, bar service, travel, kitchen and bar equipment included.

Canape Items

  • Caramelised onion and Yarra Valley Persian fetta tartlets with thyme (V)
  • Potato & chive hash, smoked salmon, chervil, crème fraiche (G)
  • Bruschetta cone, Roma, onion& basil balsamic deglaze (V)
  • Basil & parmesan croquettes with saffron aioli (V)
  • The Essential Caterer fried chicken, panko crust with chipotle spiked mayonnaise

Substantial items

Please select 1 item

  • Fish and chips: Flathead fillets, crispy kipflers, Spanish paprika mayo
  • Wasabi & black sesame chicken breast, soy mayo, coriander, coleslaw (G)
  • Slow braised beef cheek, mustard spiked mash, parsley crust (G)
  • Slow cooked barbequed pork sliders & apple slaw in brioche buns
  • Snapper, coconut tamarind curry, snow peas, radish, chilli sambal (G)

G = Gluten Free, V = Vegetarian

Dietary requirement can be catered for in additional to this selection


Bar service, over 2 hour duration

  • Coldstone Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, King Valley
  • The Habitat, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, NSW
  • Waterstone Bridge Shiraz, King Valley, Vic
  • Carlton Draught & Cascade Premium Light
  • Assorted soft drink, Mineral water and Orange juices
  • We will provide similar or improved quality wines as a replacement or unavailable.

Book our Early Bird Special to receive complimentary Sparkling wine in your beverage package!

Terms & Conditions:

  • Minimum of 40 guests, surcharges apply for smaller numbers.
  • Additional charges for subsequent items, and time extensions. Monday to Friday bookings only, surcharges apply for weekends and public holidays. Offer does not apply to existing bookings.
  • Travel for 40 mins included in package.
  • Applicable to events booked and held between 1st to 23rd December 2019.