Diamond Blue Catering Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Gourmet Finger Food – The Diamond Blue Way

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When you think of Finger Food there are so may different interpretations and styles that a lot of people are confused on where to turn. From as simple as mini spring rolls and mini dim sims to as extravagant as a freshly made ravioli filled with duck and porcini mushrooms. What you will choose and the catering company you choose will depend on the style you after, the type of function you are holding and also of course your budget.

At Diamond Blue Catering we like to think we offer a nice and varied selection from the more simple through to the more fancy foods but with prices that are affordable and definite value for money. Over the years so many people have said when enquiring about Finger Food ‘I don’t want our guests to go hungry and have to stop at McDonalds on the way home’. Nearly all of the finger food functions we cater for the guests will be full and we will have food leftover at the end. With a variety of items such as Thai marinated prawn tails, Pulled BBQ pork buns, Home made sausage rolls and vegetarian Arancini we have all tastes covered. Our waiting staff will serve the finger food to your guests whilst walking around with the platters and an average service would be 2 hours at a minimum depending on your function size and the amount of food that you choose. Please feel free to contact us if you have any finger food or any catering enquiries at all.

Spit Roast Buffet

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The Spit Roast Buffet is one of our more popular menus that we cater for at weddings, private functions, corporate days, Christmas parties and a variety of other lunches and dinners. The buffet consists of 2 different hot meats, 4 salads chosen from our menus, baked potatoes and sour cream, condiments and gravy, bread rolls and butter portions. It also includes plates and cutlery, salad bowls and serving utensils and staff to set up, carve and serve the guests at the buffet and also to pack up on completion. Your guests would come up to the buffet, have their meat carved for them by our chef and then go on to select their own salads etc as they wish, they are more than welcome to come up for seconds after everyone has eaten as well.

The Spit Roast can either be cooked onsite at further cost if you wish for the ambience and delicious smell to entice your guests or otherwise we will cook it at our premises and bring it to your venue ready to go and to be served. The Spit Roast package is priced at $21.50 per guest for under 50 guests and $19.90 per guest for 50 guests or over. If you are wanting the meat cooked onsite it is an extra $270.00 as our staff would need to be there at least 3 hours before the time you want the food to be ready.

Feel free to contact us on 9737 1113 if you wish to discuss this package or you can find our full menus online at https://www.diamondbluecateringmelbourne.com.au/spit-roast-catering-melbourne

Diamond Blue BBQ Catering

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With the warmer weather and longer days here a lot of our business is catering for BBQ’s throughout Melbourne. We do BBQ’s for everything from weddings to private in-home parties to corporate and sporting events. From a basic Aussie BBQ style package starting at $17.50 per guest plus GST which includes 2 different meat choices and 3 different salad choices from our menus to our very popular Gourmet BBQ packages which have items such as seafood kebabs, Moroccan chicken skewers, Porterhouse steak and Barramundi fillets.

The food is set up as a buffet with the BBQ choices served on white platters, salads in glass bowls, bread baskets, sauces and condiments, plates and cutlery. Guests would go along the buffet and help themselves to the food they liked and our chefs would continue cooking and topping up the buffet throughout the service.

The BBQ tends to be generally for more casual events but saying that we have catered many weddings with our Gourmet BBQ Buffet when the bride and groom want something little bit different than what everyone else is doing. Corporate events including team building, meetings or company milestones are a great way to thank your staff by ending the event with a BBQ lunch.

Please feel free to contact us at Diamond Blue Catering f you would like a quote on a BBQ event that you have in mind or even if you just have a question or two you would like to ask.

We can be contacted directly on 03 9737 1113 or email us at info@diamondbluecatering.com.au

Wedding Season is here!!

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Warmer weather, longer days, great venue, friends and family, awesome food, plenty to drink, perfect band. So many things add up to an amazing wedding to remember that your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Wedding planning is usually started a minimum of 12 months before the big day. This is to ensure that you get the venue that you want and the suppliers that you hit it off with. Everything from florists to caterers to a marriage celebrant needs to be booked plus lots more.

Advertising platforms like Easy Weddings or Yarra Valley Weddings are fantastic to see and read about many different suppliers all in one location. You can also visit one of the many upcoming Bridal and Wedding Expos held all around Melbourne. Here you can talk directly to suppliers and see exactly what they do and how they can help you make your wedding day amazing.

You can also contact us here at Diamond Blue directly if you wanted to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and we will definitely be happy to help out where we can.

We can be contacted directly on 03 9737 1113 or email us at info@diamondbluecatering.com.au

Tips for Choosing a Dining Plan at Your Next Event

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Tips for Choosing a Dining Plan at Your Next Event

When it comes to catering in Melbourne, your options are endless. From tasty finger food catering to a hearty buffet style spread, you can be rest assured that your next event will delight everyone’s taste buds. You’re probably wondering, though, what types of foods to serve. The theme of your event and the set up that you have will largely influence the foods and beverages to offer your guests. It’s important to keep in mind that the presentation of the food will influence your guests’ satisfaction, so hiring a professional catering service is a wise choice to make.

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Blow Out Your Next Event with Party Catering

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Hoping to host a blowout event? Of course! No one wants their party to be a flop, especially after pouring so much time and money into the planning process. Well, good news: by taking just a few simple steps, you can ensure your party is one for the ages.

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5 Events That Benefit From Beautiful Breakfast Catering

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5 Events That Benefit From Beautiful Breakfast Catering

Imagine a perfectly catered event. Visualise the venue, the décor, and the fixings. See the drinks and napkins in your head. Now look out the window. If you’re like most people, chances are you imagined a warm evening or a cool night for your catering scenario … but you probably didn’t think of morning.

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Unique Places to Host Your Next BBQ Catering Event

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Everyone loves getting BBQ sauce all over their fingers, digging into huge bowls of fresh garden salad and buttering rolls to reckless abandon. With quality BBQ catering in Melbourne, you can do the same, without having to worry about the menu or the timing of the meat. When you’re ready to take your catered BBQ event to the next level, try one of these unique locations on for size. Read More

Figuring Out How Much to Serve at Your Next Catered BBQ

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Getting the headcount right can be tough for any event, but especially when you’re going for BBQ catering, it’s important to nail it. BBQ events are based on themes of abundance and bounty; people always want seconds at a BBQ, especially if it’s catered! Whether you’re looking for an upscale gourmet BBQ or want to stick to traditional BBQ catering, here’s the trick to getting headcount right.

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