Home Event Catering Sydney – Mark and Heather’s beautiful 40th wedding anniversary event

Recently we were approached to provide home event catering for Mark and Heather’s 40th Wedding anniversary in their home in Wahroonga. Private home catering is where Boardwalk Catering excels and we have a number of years’ experience providing these types of events. We were able to mitigate risk factors such as the weather and provide a truly outstanding canape event which our clients loved.

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What food to cater at a home event or party

As part of this home event, we proposed a canape menu consisting of some of our most popular canapes. All our canape menus contain a mix of hot and cold items with premium Australian seafood, free range chicken and quality, seasonal produce. Here we tried to mix and match items, from light sushi to fried crunchy karaage chicken, there was something for everyone. As this was a longer event and was set over dinner time, our client opted for two substantials which ensured that everyone was full and there was good variety. The menu below also considers dietary requirements which are often present at home events. Ensuring we had some gluten free and vegetarian items on the menu meant that if a guest did arrive with a dietary requirement, it was not an issue.

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Our canape menu


dukkah crusted lamb medallion (gf) minted yoghurt, garlic dust, lemon balm cress

handmade sushi (s) pickled ginger, soy sauce

karage fried chicken sriracha mayonnaise, fresh lime

NSW South Coast oysters (s) (gf) pomegranate vinaigrette, lemon (s) (gf)

Arancini (v) saffron & mozzarella, chive aioli

Duck pancakes sliced cucumber, spring onion

Angus beef burger Boardwalk chutney, smoked aioli, charcoal roll, pickle

salt and pepper calamari (s) aioli, fresh chili, lime cheeks


Tasmanian salmon fillet (gf) (s) spring peas, crushed potatoes, salsa verde

Thai style beef tenderloin (gf) vermicelli noodle salad, fragrant herbs, nuoc cham dressing


Boardwalk chocolate brownie (v) salted caramel

gelato cones (v) a selection of chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, mint, raspberry, mango


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Beverages and more

We also provided a supplementary beveragepackage for this event using our liquor licence. Our client wanted to use some of their own special beverage which we were also more than happy to serve. We provided all staff for bar service, food service and clean up until the end of the function. It’s all about ensuring our clients have the best possible time in their house with their friends. We were able to mitigate any challenges with the weather as it was a rainy week. We had back up plans in place should we had been required to change elements such as the bar location or cooking area. What this led to was a super happy client and raving guests!


Home event catering challenges

There were a few challenges on the evening such as ensuring the bar was correctly positioned to work with the flow of the house. Ensuring the food was appropriately distributed to guests at the correct time and making sure guests had something substantial to eat before speeches as we knew these were going to go for over 15 minutes. Using our experience, we were able to handle these challenges easily and provide solutions which ensured the events success.


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Karaage chicken

Hired items for private event catering

In terms of hire for the event, we provided all glassware, linen and bar equipment to ensure that we did not need to use any of the client’s items. This is a good way to work for a home event as our staff know that it will all be delivered in the correct condition, they know how to clean it and look after it and package it for pick up. It also doesn’t matter as much if there are accidents or breakages. This was delivered and picked up at the client’s home before and after the event. This ensured the client could relax knowing that they didn’t have to was anything up or put anything away post event. It really made for an easy way to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.


Check out this video of the set up for this home event



Looking for quality home event catering in Sydney? No private event is too large or too small for us to handle. We can provide everything from canapes, buffets to plated meals and love to cater for in home events due to their personal nature. If you have a celebration or event coming up, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Boardwalk Catering so we can show you how we make our private catering the best it can be.