The Sacred Chef, here on the sunshine coast in south east Queensland, presents a unique gourmet lunch and cooking class to prospective wedding catering clients. It is a chance to taste the Sacred Chef’s food and also learn a lot about cooking and presentation.
Last Sunday we hosted the bride and groom, and his parents, for a truly delicious multiple course gourmet lunch and wine tasting. These particular Brisbane and Maleny based family members were proponents of an organic and locally grown menu for their upcoming spring wedding. As they shared with me, that it is sometimes not an easy thing to find a talented caterer with experience in this particular culinary realm.
With a rustic European style wedding feast in mind we worked out a menu that would elegantly fulfil these desires. Wedding guest tables will be laden with selections of wood fired roasted meats; organic salads featuring glistening pulses, grilled Mediterranean vegetables and the finest extra virgin olive oils; sour dough wood fired breads and local cheeses. Bio-dynamic and organic Australian wines will complement this alive and healthy menu. Tables will be set with antique crockery and glasses against white table cloths.
The wedding reception venue will be in Maleny, the wedding capital of the sunshine coast south east Queensland. Here on Mountain View Rd, with the stunning Glass House Mountains as backdrop, the wedding couple will share their special day with friends and family. Beautiful organic food, cooked and presented in style by the Sacred Chef, will make this wedding day one to remember fondly forever.
Sunshine coast wedding, at Wurtulla Beach, was catered for by the Sacred Chef; and bride and groom were very happy. Thirty guests joined lucky couple, Suzy and Tim, to celebrate their special day in a gorgeous ocean boulevard venue. A sequential degustation like menu of ten canapés was chosen by the couple and like a well performed symphony these choices hit all the right notes.
Suzy and Tim’s approach to the catering for their wedding was commendable, as they built on their initial ‘ in person’ consultation with the Sacred Chef, to follow it up with a private cooking class, at the Sacred Chef cooking school, here on the sunshine coast . Really getting to know your clients can only contribute to going the extra mile or kilometre for them, in terms of providing exceptional quality. Of course I do my best on every job I do, but knowing likes and dislikes can only improve the service.
Asian style pork belly and black rice on Chinese spoons
Lime and roasted red capsicum salsa on cucumber
King prawn and vegetarian fresh rice paper rolls with a trio of sauces
Arancini balls served with tomato and basil coulis
Wild rice, goat’s cheese and pistachio filled cabbage rolls
Mini Thai fish cake burgers with tomato relish
Rocket and basil pesto pizzettes
Rosemary, garlic and lemon lamb cutlets with mint sauce
Guests were effusive in their praise for the quality and exceptional flavour of the canapés. It is always a good feeling to come away from a job and know that you have contributed to making this a truly memorable wedding experience, here on the sunshine coast.
The Sacred Chef wishes Suzy and Tim all the happiness in the world for their union.