Plated Service Menu

Essential Catering & Events | Plated Service Menu

The plated service menu offers a formal dining experience,with your choice of two unique dishes, served alternately to your guests.

Pricing Options

Pricing Structure                                                                                              2018 | 2019

Entree | Main                         per person (2.5 hour service period)                     65
Main | Dessert                     per person (2.5 hour service period)                       65
Entree | Main | Dessert    per person (3 hour service period)                          75

Canape Option                     4 canapes- per person                                               13.50

 Inclusions | Qualified chef, crockery, cutlery, place setting set up and premium disposable napkin

Selection of two items per course served as an alternative drop


  • Salmon, four pillars gin jelly, cucumber, radish pickle, foliette salad (gf)
  • Ricotta and sundried tomato tortellini, swiss mushroom & saffron cream (v)
  • Charcoal dusted prawns, chorizo, tomato salsa, thyme beurre blanc
  • Porterhouse chargrilled, spiced crust, avocado, chilli crema, shallot marmalade & herb salad (gf)
  • Lamb cutlet, petite lamb wellington, parsnip puree, pea ragu, drizzled nasturtium oil
  • Roasted romas, torn buffalo mozzarella, rucola, roquette, white balsamic pearls (gf)(vg)


  • Chicken breast, Kelly’s cider glazed, cumin, edamame, sweet potato puree (gf)
  • Kingfish fillet, sherry roasted onion tartlet & cos leaves
  • Slow roasted pork belly, Lao’s tomato relish, sesame, fried shallot, soy glazed bok choy (gf)
  • Lamb shoulder, Basque parsley crust, Pedro Ximenez reduction, roasted baby vegetables (gf)
  • Slow braised beef cheek, crispy potato terrine, mustard roasted Dutch carrots (gf)
  • Oregano crusted Salmon, pomegranate glazed broccolini, kipflers, thyme dressing (gf)
  • Swiss mushrooms, balsamic glaze, green pea puree, heirloom baby vegetables (vg)


  • Dark chocolate fondant, lavender vanilla cream, raspberries
  • Spiced panna cotta tart, poached pear & saffron essence
  • Vanilla mille-feuille, rhubarb compote & earl grey syrup
  • Steamed ginger & apple pudding, maple cream, oat, cardamom & ‘speculaas’ crumble
  • Rich chocolate mousse, coverture crumbs, citrus syrup

(gf) gluten free (v) vegetarian (vg) vegan option


Pricing based on minimum numbers of 40 people, surcharges apply for smaller groups. Waiting staff, additional equipment fees & surcharges may apply, but vary depending upon locations & circumstances.Pricing effective to 31st December 2019 and subject to change without notice. All pricing will be confirmed upon confirmation of your event.

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