Weddings past Sorrento catering

Weddings past with Sorrento Catering have been a joy, we love a happy couple and work alongside all our up and coming newly weds to present a day to remember, here are a selection to understand more about how we work at Sorrento Catering.

Jay and Stine Feb 2014 (feature in toast)
Unique and exclusive waterfront Point Nepean national park on the mornington peninsula was the location for Stine and Jay’s gorgeous February wedding. There ceremony took place on the lawn of the commanding officers house with spectacular ocean views as the backdrop, while the couple had photos, guests enjoyed canapes under the giant fig tree. Dinner was served in a candle lit marquee finishing with a selection of Barry’s gourmet petite desserts. Heartfelt speeches by family and friends was followed with guests dancing the night away.
Our sentiment “Simply gorgeous”

Greta and Adam Jan 2012 (featured in real weddings)
Beach side St Andrews on the Mornington Peninsula was the location for Greta and Adam’s beautiful wedding. Featured in real weddings magazine 10th anniversary special edition. Vintage inspired styling with florals by local sorrento florist hello blossoms made for a romantic coastal wedding celebration. Barrys stunning lemon meringue tartlets were served as the couples wedding cake.
Our sentiment “Absolutely outstanding”

Cindy and Tom (cape schanck)
When Barry was first approached by Cindy and Tom to cater their wedding at the heritage listed property Barragunda in Cape Schanck he knew straight away what the menu should be. The ceremony took place in the perfectly manicured courtyard adjoining the house, post ceremony guests enjoyed Cindy’s signature cocktail and a stunning selection of canapes. A grazing menu was served for lunch in the hanger. Barry created there wedding cake; a classic croquembouche matched perfectly with grazing desserts running along the table for guests to enjoy.
Our sentiment “Impressive to say the least”

If you have a special day and need someone who listens and intuitively matches your expectations alongside your event, then call us and lets work together to express our sentiment on your very special day

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He’s catered events for TinaArena, celebrity weddings in New York and worked as a chef for
royal families at a yachting event in Holland – now celebrity chef Barry Iddles is bringing his magic to Queenscliff.

Iddles, the well-known chef, restaurateur and owner of Sorrento Catering, will reopen the
iconic 360 waterfront restaurant on the harbour at Queenscliff on October 8, and has promised it will soon be the most talked-about venue on the coast.

The Hooked on Fish Cafe Bar and Restaurant downstairs will serve breakfast and lunch seven
days and cater for locals, day-trippers on the ferry from Sorrento and tourists.
However, Iddles says the spectacular 360Q and function space on the first floor is set to be the jewel in the crown of function spaces in the region.

Guests can venture up a spiral staircase to an enclosed viewing deck from which they can enjoy magnificent 360-degree views over Queenscliff’s $38 million marina, the township, Port Phillip Heads and the city of Melbourne in the distance.

“There is literally no other venue like it on the coast,” he said.“It’s very exciting to be relaunching this space, which will offer not only amazing food, winesand service from our established and professional team, but also an incredibly unique experience for our guests.”Iddles says the 140-seat venue is suited to all types of functions, and that the viewing area – which is licensed – is a real drawcard. “We think it will make the perfect spot for photos of special occasions, whether it’s a bride and groom, a significant birthday or an engagement party.”

Iddles says the venue’s reputation is speaking for itself, with several weddings already booked for February and March. “It’s amazing that we have had several confirmed bookings and enquiries already, and the venue has not yet launched.
“We can’t wait to open our doors and get to work creating memorable events for our guests.”

Iddles’ function and event management credentials are impressive.
He not only catered for Tina Arena’s family lunch on her wedding day as well as her housewarming party, he created events in New York for two celebrity weddings, catered yachting events for royal families Medemblik in Holland and has worked as chef for numerous weddings at Sorrento

Sailing Couta Boat Club and at private residences on the Mornington Peninsula. He now owns Sorrento Catering, which has the catering rights for the salubrious Sorrento Sailing
Couta Boat Club, 333 in Melbourne, the Tarnuk Room at Australian Gardens in Cranbourne and
Elk Restaurant in the Falls Creek alpine village.

Both Queenscliff restaurants will be under the watchful gaze of head chef Mathew Hallam, who
has cut this teeth with Iddles’ other successful venues over the past 12 months.
The 360 venue, co-owned by famed local vineyard identity Doug Rathbone of Rathbone
Wine Group, which includes Mount Langi Ghiran and Yering Station in its stable, has been closed since 2014.

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360Q – Hooked on Fish and local produce

Celebrity chef Barry Iddles, owner of Sorrento Catering, is launching two venues at the harbour on Saturday 8 October .

Restaurant 360Q on the first floor will be used for functions and weddings. Downstairs the more casual Hooked on Fish Cafe Bar will be open daily for breakfast and lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas then nightly till the end of January.

“The local produce from Queenscliff and the Bellarine region is phenomenal,” said Barry. “Under the watchful gaze of head chef Mathew Hallam, 360Q will showcase the regions wonderful produce offering Portarlington mussels, yum cha lunches, farmer’s markets, weekly community events on the promenade in front of the restaurant and regular winemaker dinners.”

“The harbour area is incredibly beautiful but under utilised,” said Barry. “We will strive to work with the community to invigorate the whole precinct and transform it into a place where locals and tourists can meet and eat wonderful food in a scenic location.”

Barry caters for the Sorrento Yacht Club, 333 in Melbourne, the Tarnuk Room at Australian Gardens in Cranbourne and the Elk Restaurant in Falls Creek where he supported fundraising for children’s ski groups and the vital ski patrol on the mountain.

He has cheffed and managed events over the past 40 years for highflyers including Michael Jackson, Peter Allen and Tina Arena. In 2014 he orchestrated the Skinny Duck fundraiser at St Kilda Town Hall raising $131,000 for Melbourne food charity FareShare thanks to its cheeky spin of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant. “The highlight of the night was a visit from the famed chef himself,” said Barry.

Barry says it’s his mission to make 360Q the best casual dining and function space in the region – a mission that should bring thousands into the harbour precinct to enjoy the best of the best.

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Terii&Jamie (20)

Thinking of a wedding that will have your guests raving?

Sorrento Catering offers and experience that you and your guests will not only find to be healthy and delicious, they will also be entertained as they watch Barry combine all the essentials that make a fantastic Paella.

What a feast Barry put together for Terri and Jamie’s wedding, with antipasto, seafood paella and a spectacular grazing buffet for dinner. Follow the link to see more of this wedding.

Paellas are a perfect choice for that all important evening meal. Your guests will really be blown away as they watch the huge Paella pans on site and serve delicious Paella to your guests, whilst giving the option to choose from the grazing buffet

Barry you did it again!

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poppy culture

Sorrento Catering Company is the leading corporate and private caterer on the Mornington Peninsula,
working with a host of local suppliers to create the best function with the ultimate in gourmet food,
tailoring packages and events for every occasion including funeral catering, engagements, special
birthdays, retirements, weddings. Sourcing venues with water views, Stunning Wineries, tennis
courts and farms.
A total professional team with years of experience, totally up to date and abreast of all food trends
and presentation making your wedding or event the “function of the year”

Today we talk about our relationship with Poppy Culture loves to work with you to create the most unforgettable day just the way you envisaged it to be.

Offering an obligation free consultation, I will go through with you all your ideas, offer some suggestions where there are questions and visually put it all together for you to make it as inspired, enjoyable and stress free to create your ideal look and feel for your special day.

Whether it’s flowers for a special Birthday, an engagement party, festive celebration or a time to reflect and remember those that pass, Poppy Culture knows how to assist in creating that special and memorable occasion.

Providing full service in delivery and installation, Poppy Culture allows you to focus on other important details surrounding your event while I work endlessly on providing visual solutions to provide that unique touch and wow factor for all to enjoy and remember.

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Sorrento Catering and Event Management:­ hosting functions with style and impact. Weddings,
Birthdays, Corporate events, Christmas parties, End of financial year parties, Product launches, Melbourne,
Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, New York, London, Sorrento, Portsea and the rest of the Mornington

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When asked by our wedding couples is we know a great celebrant, Di Kleinert is the first person we recommend. Di is a friendly and competent celebrant who works locally on the mornington peninsula (and beyond) creating quality wedding ceremonies for her clients.

Barry and Di are both members of the mornington peninsula weddings group, a group of professional local business on the mornington peninsula supplying all things “weddings”

Di says:
Without exception, your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life. A celebration of your love surrounded by family and friends as you make this very important commitment to one another.

Being able to assist you with all that will be required to make this a memorable ceremony, one that is unique to you as a couple and as stress free as possible will be my goal. All the while keeping in mind the importance of the occasion.

“My intention is to empower couples when making one of the most important commitments of their lives to have complete control over the Wedding Vows, and the celebrant to carry out their wishes with dignity, just as they envisaged, confident that you can entrust me to perform your ceremony ensuring you a perfect day.”

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Sally Wright

Sally Wright started 25 years when she was a chef working in Barry’s kitchen team In the days when she created the famous Artistic catering. Sally always had a passion for styling & presentation.

Years later after her extensive overseas travels, involving studying floristry in New York, Sally arrived back in Australia to start her own flower studio in Toorak. Sally has created some spectacular florals for our clients at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, Point Nepean National Park and a host of celebrations in private residences.

We recommend Sally Wright flower studio to all our clients who are wanting professional personal touch with friendly service and spectacular florals for engagements, weddings, birthday celebrations or any occasion.

They refer to themselves as small, yet dedicated & enthusiastic floral design studio with big ideas! Based in Melbourne, Australia, we also concentrate our services to the Yarra Valley & Mornington peninsula. Creating clean, stylish, up to the minute floral designs for your wedding, home or office is very important to us & we love, love, love to bring big smiles to your day!They don’t take a lot of clients, as we like to have the luxury of really enjoying their clients, so if they do work with you, they are going to go the distance.
Explore our photo galleries or simply contact them by calling 9824 2665.
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