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How to make a BIG impression at events with food | A contemporary food philosophy
1. Treat everyone like a food critic
Over recent years, The Star Event Centre has nailed this approach, working meticulously to deliver a new standard for event cuisine and ensuring the banqueting experience is nothing less than restaurant quality.
2. Employ a raft of Australia’s leading chefs to shape the menu
Bringing fine-dining to events, The Star Event Centre’s food and beverage offering has been designed by an enviable line up of Australia’s best chefs. Led by Jason Alcock, Executive Chef at The Star Sydney, the menus include dishes designed by chefs from The Star’s award-winning signature restaurants – including Dany Karam, Executive Chef at BLACK Bar & Grill; Chase Kojima, Executive Chef and Founder of Sokyo; and Gabriele Taddeucci, Executive Chef at Balla – ensuring the Event Centre continues the same high standard of cuisine and service across The Star Sydney.
3. Provide clients exclusive access to chefs to collaborate on a bespoke event menu
To navigate this, the Star Event Centre provides an unrivalled attention to personalization during the event creation process. For example, clients are invited to visit our world-class Event Centre kitchen and brainstorm ideas with our chefs to design bespoke food and beverage menus that complement their unique vision.
4. Remember your roots: maintain a commitment to using the highest quality ingredients
Across 19 world-class menus, every meal is created with premium produce. Taking inspiration from the diverse cultures, experiences and training of our team – the Event Centre offers a wide range of food styles to choose from, including Modern Australian, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
5. Don’t forget the theatre (or the detail!)
To help achieve this, The Star Event Centre maintains a boutique restaurant mentality and delivers it on a mega scale. The unique, synchronized service creates a ‘communal’ group dining experience where no guest is made to feel like they are forgotten.
Guest post by Samantha Valente | Director of Events at The Star
An Event Specialist with 8 years’ experience in Event Management, Experiential & Brand Marketing and Venue Operations, Samantha has worked on major entertainment events such as the ARIA and AACTA’s Awards, as well as global brands like Microsoft and Activision. Currently leading a large team at The Star Sydney, implementing all event elements across property within our Restaurants, Bars and the multi-purposed Event Centre.