WHAT IS CHEF'S DAILY BUFET MENU?

A new approach to catering brought to you by the team at The Catering Department, Sydney - a healthy, interactive, daily-changing menu. This new catering solution offers a variety of cuisines, with a balance in nutrition and main food groups to offer something for everybody - salads, carbohydrates and proteins are all equally available in every daily menu. Menus are planned months in advance in a set price format, to ensure you can make selections well in advance of your catering needs, and rely on chef's expertise to ensure everyone is catered to. Prices starting from $22 per person for a full lunch consisting of one protein dish, one mixed dish, two salads and a carbohydrate dish. For an additional $9 per person, chef includes a selection of artisan sandwiches and premium sushi selections.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You simply let us know the dates for which you require catering for a group of 20 or more and we will send you the menu for what chef is preparing those days for your approval. Let us know when you would like to eat, and we will arrive in time to set a a self service buffet for you to enjoy, and return to collect any equipment later in the day. These prices are based on a healthy and substantial meal, service platters, set up and collection. If you require crockery and cutlery we can assit you with additional equipment hire as well as exceptional service staff.

SAMPLE MENU ONE

Poached free range chicken, coconut broth, pandan and coriander leaves
Red curry of pumpkin, thai eggplant and fresh herbs
Asian slaw
Snow pea, beansprout and baby corn salad
Brown rice

SAMPLE MENU TWO

Little kofta dumplings of bulgar and lamb in minted yoghurt sauce
Baked free range chicken in pisatchio, sumac and sesame seeds
Braised spinach with paprika and mint
Shaved raw vegetable salad
Frekkah pilaf



Preferred supplier to Sydney Festival
and Sydney Writer's Festival
for artists, entertainers and crew catering.

dailybuffet@thecateringdepartment.com.au

"The food was delicious – thank you so much. I will be using you again thats for sure."

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REQUEST FORM

What style of catering do you require?
Number of people?
Dietary Requirements.
Do you have a budget we need to work within?
Tell us your Theme/Style. We have a variety of platters and ways of presenting our food, do you have a preference to what Theme/Style would suit this occasion?
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Download our Sydney catering menu.

It features some of our more popular catering menu requests. If you would like a bespoke catering menu, or seek inspiration from our Chefs for your corporate meeting or creative event, or contact us today.

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Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon (available from 7.30am)

Pots – min 5 of each type
- Premium yoghurt cup with house made strawberry compote, crushed nuts
- House toasted muesli topped with fruit compote, natural yoghurt
$5 each (min5)


Mini croissants
- ham and parmesan cream
- provolone, roma tomato, pink salt (v)
$20 (5 pcs) $40 (10pcs)


- Pastry chef's daily assortment of 3 bellow
$24 (5 pcs) $48 (10pcs)

- Savoury scones with herbed butter
$20 (5 pcs) $40 (10pcs )

- Mini warm pies
with apple and cinnamon / mixed berry
$19 (5 pcs) $38 (10pcs)

- Blueberry bagel with a schmear
(crème fraiche)
$20 (5 pcs) $40 (10pcs)

- Basket of European pastries and berries
$19 (5 pcs) $38 (10pcs)

- Chef's daily muffin
$19 (5 pcs) $38 (10pcs)

- Custard tart with fresh jam and nutmeg
$21 (5 pcs) $42 (10pcs)

- Box of assorted friands
$18 (5 pcs) $36 (10pcs)

- Macadamia shortbread
$18 (5 pcs) $36 (10pcs)

- Dark chocolate and sour cherry cookie
$18 (5 pcs) $36 (10pcs)

- Carrot cake with cream cheese icing
$17 (5 pcs) $34 (10pcs)

- Box of decadent chocolate brownies
$21 (5 pcs) $42 (10pcs)

- TCD Iced vo-vos
$21 (5 pcs) $42 (1 0pcs )

LUNCH

BREADS

- Box of assorted artisan breads and flatbread wraps with gourmet fillings
(inc 20% vegetarian)
$45 each (5 pcs) $90 each (10pcs)

- Triple decker finger sandwiches
(incl 30% vegetarian
$40 each (5 pcs) $80 each (10pcs)

- Mini brioche sliders
- pulled pork, red cabbage slaw
- shredded chicken katsu, snow pea tendrils
- corn cake with avocado salsa
$20 (5 pcs) $40 (10pcs)


SOUP KETTLE

- Min 10 guests - served with damper style pull-apart bread

- Russian goulash soup with braised beef and vegetables
- Polish chicken noodle soup
- Split pea soup with feta and croutons
$11 per/person

SOMETHING WARM
(minimum of 5 per / variety unless otherwise specified)
Darlinghurst Pies
- Mini beef and burgundy pie
- Mini thai chicken pie
- Mini spinach and mushroom pie
$3.80 each

- Housemade cocktail sausage rolls
$3.80 each

- Arancini with assorted vegetarian fillings
$3.70 each

- Mini shortcrust quiche
$3.80 each

- Baked pork burrito with guacamole
$6.80 each

- Spicy buffalo wings served with blue cheese sauce and celery
$2.80 each (min20)

FRUIT THREE WAYS


- Fresh fruit, dried fruit and assorted nuts
$35 each (5 pcs) $70 each (10pcs)

- Petit fruit skewers with fresh mint
$3.70 each (min 5)

- Rustic and seasonal exotic fruit platter
$35 each (5 pcs) $70 each (10pcs)


SALADS
Communal bowl
$45

Individual medium size noodle box (min. 5)
$8.8 each

- Chicken, butter lettuce, poached egg, cherry tomato, crispy speck, eschallot dressing

- Shredded chicken, quinoa, red grapes and mint

- Potato and green bean salad with roast garlic and French mustard dressing

- Cucumber, cherry tomato, olives and fresh herb salad

- Grilled vegetables, basil vinaigrette, fresh mozzarella

- Pear and walnut salad on bitter leaf with marinated goat's cheese

- Wild rice salad with currants, mushrooms and celery

PLATTERS TO SHARE


Antipasto platter
– Arancini, dolmades, marinated vegetables, cold cuts, olives, dip and sliced baguette
$35 (serves 5) $70 (serves 10)

Vegetarian antipasto platter
– Char grilled marinated vegetables, arancini, assorted white cheeses, olives, dip, crudité, grissini
$35 (serves 5) $70 (serves 10)

Meat platter
– Thick cut sirloin, meatballs, sliced poached chicken. Served with condiments and sliced breads
$50 (serves 5) $100 (serves 10)

TCD BBQ Chook
with chef's gourmet salad of the day [1/4pp]
$55 (serves 5) $110 (serves 10)

Rice peper roll platter
- Assorted rice paper rolls. Served with dipping sauce
$19 (5 pc) $38 (10pc)

Sushi platter
- Assorted sushi platter of vegetarian, seafood and meat varieties
$60 (small) $100 (large)

Pretzel platter
- Housemade pretzel platter
$19 (5 pcs) $38 (10 pcs)

CHEESE


- Whole baked ricotta, rosemary and verjuice, dried pears, semi dried tomatoes, crisp bread
$40

- Chef's selection of three cheeses, grissini, crackers, olives, plum paste
$45 (5 pcs) $90 (10 pcs)

CANAPÉS


$3.8 each
Minimum 10 of each

- Chicken ballotine with sour cherry compote

- Pork pancake with pickled cucumber

- Jerusalem artichoke custard tartlet, tomato concasse (v)

- Crostini with trout tartare, capers and watercress

- Petit high top chicken sandwich, micro basil, walnut and celery

- Spanish frittata of braised mushroom, potato, confit garlic (v)

- Fresh spring roll of tofu, shiitake mushroom, vietnamese herbs (v)

- Mini soft shell taco, seasoned rice, roasted pepper and corn salsa


SUBSTANTIAL


$5 each
Minimum 10 of each

- Mini prawn cocktail cups

- Petit steak sandwich, onion jam, rare roast beef, sliced cherry tomato, rocket

BEVERAGES



Eastcoast Fresh Juice
- Premium orange juice
- Traditional fresh lemonade
- Cloudy apple juice
- Ruby grapefruit juice
- Cranberry juice (extra $1)
$8.5 (2litre)

Hepburn Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
$8 (750ml) $3 (275ml)

Hepburn Still Natural Spring Water
$8 (750ml)

Hepburn Sparkling Fruit and Mineral Waters
- Lemon
- Pink grapefruit
- Blood orange
- Orange and passionfruit
- Chinotto
$4.5 (275ml)

Hepburn Sparkling Organic
- Cola
- Ginger beer
- Lemon lime bitters
$4.5 (275ml)

Nexba Real Ice Tea
- Watermelon
- Green apple and strawberry
$4.50 (355ml)

Eastcoast fresh juice
- orange
- apple
- pineapple
- lemonade
$3.3 (300ml)
Spring Water
$3 (600ml)

DISPOSABLES
- Disposable plates and napkins
$1.10 p/p

- Disposable plates, cutlery and napkins
$1.50 p/p

T&C
- Minimum order for delivery $70. - Delivery charges may apply outside Sydney CBD. - Orders to be placed by 2pm for next day delivery. We will do all possible to fulfill any orders (or changes to existing orders) that are advised after this time, and while your specific requests may not be possible, we will attempt to source a suitable alternative. Orders received after 2pm (for next day delivery) will incur a 10% surcharge. - Orders are delivered with cocktail napkins. Should you require any further equipment, please advise us, and we will provide a quote for such items. - Lost or damaged equipment including baskets and platters will incur a fee to be determined at the time.

About Us

The Catering Department's daily catering menus are tailored by the Head Chef according to the season and availability. Our boutique catering service is offered to a limited number of clients - getting to know the individual tastes of just a few clients means The Catering Department can keep it simple, do it well, and leave the inspiration to the Chefs!

We can work with you on a menu that is suitable.

The Catering Department's team is led by Brendan Lloyd, Lyndall Wagstaff and Sonia Stanojevic, who between them, have over 20 years experience in the catering industry. The Catering Department was set-up to change the way companies entertain their staff and clients. We truly believe food is a celebration that can be enjoyed and remembered.