Several years ago, getting a caterer means choosing between fish or chicken. Nowadays, you have the option among top chefs to handle your catering menu. This is a growing trend when it comes to wedding catering in Sydney because many couples are willing to spend more for quality meals on their big day.
Big names known in the restaurant industry are venturing into the growing catering market since clients are willing to pay a lot to have during their events.
One of the most recent chefs to enter the corporate catering business is Christine Manfield who is known to have a celebrity status. She signed a partnership with Pearl Catering to be their consulting director.
It happened almost the same time as Justin Hemmes expressed his interest to branch out Merivale, a hospitality firm. He is also planning to invite John Wilson on their team since he is quite popular as a veteran in the catering business and he will spearhead the events team.
Household names including Guillaume Brahimi, Neil Perry and Matt Moran, on the other hand, have already been victorious in their endeavours in the profitable business of wedding and events.
Moran is the caterer during the wedding of Peter Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffries and he is now the owner of a commercial kitchen spanning 400 square meters located in Mascot.
Manfield said that the decision is triggered by the high demand for high quality meals that can be served to many at once. The demand is fuelled by the nonstop obsession of Australia to be catered by chefs from cooking chefs and those famous among celebrities.
Manfield, the chef behind Universal until it shut down in 2013, added that there is a big opportunity in the market due to the readiness of the clients to invest in private dining that may cost a lot of money.
The nature of wedding catering in Sydney is not what it used to be as the aim of many clients is for the chef to give their guests a wow factor thus they are chosen. To achieve this, Manfield said that military accuracy and amazing organization is vital.