Christmas Catering


Chritmas Party & Event Catering

Christmas is getting close! All good event planners think well ahead and now is the perfect time to finalise your Christmas Catering for your end of year celebrations. Whether you are catering for your loyal clients or your hard-working staff, nothing finishes off the year better than a stand out Christmas party featuring delicious catering. Here are our team’s top tips to make your corporate Christmas party the talk of the town.

Get organised

Firstly, get your guest list well and truly finalised. It is important to know how many guests will be attending before you can start to firm up venues, catering, entertainment etc. You will also need to decide if you will include partners or not and which day / night of the week will suit your event best.


Book your venue

Friday’s are the most popular evenings for corporate Christmas parties, followed closely by Thursdays. While Saturday’s have become increasingly less popular for corporate Christmas parties, they are still popular at this time of year as wedding season has also kicked off. If you are looking to host your event on one of these peak nights – you should place bookings with your chosen venue and catering company as soon as possible. If you are working with an experienced venue caterer such as Essential Catering and Events, your event coordinator or event sales representative will be able to point you in the right direction as to the best catering venue to suit your numbers and needs. For large events (over 250 guests), you should consider booking your venue as urgent (as the larger venues do tend to book out early).

Order your Christmas catering

If you are organising your Christmas party at your offices or home, it is also wise to start thinking about your catering now. Traditional Christmas fare is not everyone’s cup of tea so depending on your crowd, why not consider a unique Christmas catering menu such as themed food stations. Our Hawker Style Street Food Menus are served by our friendly staff on gorgeous, themed food stations. This style of Christmas catering provides variety for your guests, encourages mingling and adds an interactive element of fun to your party!

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The team of party professionals at Essential Catering and Events look forward to celebrating your Christmas event with you. Contact our expert team of event planners today on 03 9761 4188.