Catering to the crowds

Catering to the crowds

There’s nothing quite as essential to your event decision-making than food, glorious food!

Whether you’re thinking cocktail bites or a sit-down, formal dinner party, you’ll need the right mix of catering equipment for your guests.

First things first, make sure you know your guest numbers and any dietary requirements. Then, decide if you’ll cater yourself, hire a professional caterer, or call in some friend/family favours.

Sticky fingers

To keep things simple and be able to provide plenty of variety, finger food may be your best option. Try sliders, canapes, rice paper rolls, mini sushi, dips, cheeses and meatballs. Pair tasty morsels with delicious dipping sauces.

Hire some stylish oval platters, square platters and cake stands to enhance your displays of hors d'oeuvres. And get a colourful range of disposal serviettes, or hire classic white napkins, for all those sticky fingers.

Sit it down

A multi-course feast will wow your guests. You can easily streamline your catering plan by hiring all your crockery and cutlery. Our Royal Doulton range is a simple and definitive choice to suit any theme.

I’ll drink to that

You can set up fridges, eskies, ice buckets or crates for your beverages. If you’re making a tasty punch, set it up in bulk in our glass beverage dispensers so no one in the crowd ever feels thirsty.

Keep it warm

We even hire soup warmers, Bain Maries of multiple sizes, and even a popcorn machine! Pre-prepare your meals and keep them warm so you can get on with enjoying your function.

Late night munchies

After your guests have had their fill, it’s a great idea to keep some extra munchies on hand for the late-stayers. After a long night of dancing, guests can get hungry. Keep some snacks on hand – think nuts or left-over cake – and consider offering tea and coffee to finish off your event. A handy urn will allow people to help themselves.

Talk to Barlens today about all our catering gear for hire.

Barlens Canberra
67 Gladstone St, Fyshwick ACT 2609
T 02 6206 2020

Barlens Albury
234 Kiewa Street, South Albury NSW 2640
T 02 6043 0605