Flowers – Oh Flora
Photographer – AMC Photography
The menu consisted of hearty soups, curries, flatbreads, chutneys and pickles – all laid out on communal tables ready for sharing. The meal was also entirely vegetarian, which must be a first for a conference of this size.
Collaborations and partnerships with local communities and social enterprises are always at the heart of TEDxSydney and this year was no different. The hearty broth served at lunch was made using ingredients sourced from local food projects that work to provide opportunities for asylum-seekers and refugees to integrate with Australian communities. Breads were made by The Bread & Butter Project, a social enterprise that trains refugees and asylum seekers as bakers. ARIA Catering also invited a team of indigenous apprentice chefs from the National Indigenous Culinary Institute to help them on the day.
We also love that ARIA Catering have the ability to make a meal of this size and style look simply amazing. From the brown paper covered tables, tin cups and terracotta dishes, to the colourful produce on display, they really have nailed the food and event styling once again.
The result, as you can see below, was an amazing meal enjoyed by all – exactly the way Jill envisaged.
It’s World Cup time and who better to get to know than the Event Manager for the Football Federation of Australia. This week we caught up with Alex Williamson, who shared with us her love of great food, planning events and a recent career highlight with the Socceroos…
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This week we are showcasing one of the year’s most spectacular examples of event theming and styling. If you thought ‘Gatsby’ has had its time as an event theme – think again. Glamorous, sophisticated and executed with precision, this recent event at Australian Technology Park (ATP), is an amazing example of nailing a theme. Featuring a number of the industry’s most experienced suppliers, all working together to create a truly amazing event, we know you’re going to enjoy checking out this event showcase…
Hosting the event in the Exhibition Hall of ATP gave Event Planner, Noel Nassar Events, the space to get creative – hanging drapes, screens and 35 stunning chandeliers – including a 5m x 5m show-stopper over the dance floor – the overall production would have made Baz Luhrmann proud.
The first part of the evening saw the 850 guests congregate in a cocktail area with two bars, a five piece jazz band and an area that included a powder lounge for people to touch up their makeup.
Under the direction of Event Planner & Stylist, Noel Nassar, Decorative Events and Exhibitions and Staging Connections assisted in putting the overall look together. Stunning flower displays were created by Maria Lush and the exquisite chandeliers were provided by Chandeliers To Die For.