Melbourne Cup Catering Perth


Melbourne Cup Lunch Catering in Perth made easy....

It maybe the 'Race that stops the nation" but it's also the day the catering starts racing. We understand that not every company wants to blow their budget on a Melbourne Cup lunch, nor can everyone take the whole day off to celebrate. That's why Cosmic Cocktails & Events Catering offer flexible catering options for your day. Hosting an office Melbourne Cup party is still a great way to show your staff you care and gives them a break from the daily grind. 

It’s the Catering That Makes the Day!

Catering can add so much to the atmosphere of the race. Put your best foot forward and order delicious, freshly made Platter Catering for the day – you’ll be rewarded with praise for the great food. 

Some of Our Favourite Melbourne Cup Catering Options:

  • Delivered Finger Food platters - choose from hot or cold menus or perhaps a bit of both
  • Grazing food platters to share over the afternoon with your staff – Cheese and Fruit, Antipasto and Dips
  • Roast Chicken lunches with soft bread rolls and a selection of yummy salads


Don’t forget to order the drinks!

Melbourne Cup is all about the champagne! But don’t forget to offer alternatives, such as beer, wine, soft drinks and water. Why not leave it up to us and we can take care of everything, we will even include Cocktails. We offer our 2 hour 20 person minimum Cocktail & Canape Packages for Melbourne Cup and Office Sundowners.

Catering for Special Diets

We understand that everyone's dietary preferences and requirements are slightly different. That's why we cater for all special dietary requests and you will find a range of gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian & vegan options as standard on most menus, including special event menus for occasions like Melbourne Cup lunches. Simply contact us today about your catering needs if you are not able to find the items you want. 

Top 4 tips for hosting a successful Melbourne Cup lunch

Not everyone can make it to the track on Melbourne Cup day, so it’s very common for companies to host a Melbourne Cup lunch, so their employees don’t miss out on the ‘race that stops a nation.’

It’s a great opportunity to treat your VIP clients, friends and staff to a great afternoon of delicious catering, champagne and fun and we’re here to help you celebrate the day in style. So, whether you’re organising an exclusive event for VIP clients, or a simple office party, check out our top 4 tips below to ensure your Melbourne Cup lunch is a success.

1. The dress code

Not everyone will want to dress up, so if you’re going to specify a dress code on your invitation, make it optional. If you’re going to have a theme for the event, make it easy for everyone to participate. For example, wearing ‘all white’ or have some fun with a fancy hats theme. Offer prizes for the most creative costumes or best dressed.

2. Organise games

Playing games is a great way to entertain everyone before the big race starts. Play ‘pin the tail on the horse’, create your own Melbourne Cup trivia with prizes, charades, create your own or horse shoe quoits.

You could even host your own version of fashions on the field with prizes for the best dressed or best hats categories.

Melbourne Cup day is much more fun when you are screaming for a horse, so make sure you think ahead about gambling options and/or sweeps.
Sweepstake's are a fantastic way for guests to get their flutter on. They are easy to produce and you just need a few key staff to manage them. We recommend having several going at once with different monetary values – you’ll be surprised at how quickly they sell out.

3. Drinks

champagne-cocktail-sc.jpgMelbourne Cup is all about the champagne! But don’t forget to offer alternatives, such as cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks and water. 

4. Food

Melbourne Cup parties in Perth normally start a bit earlier than our Melbourne counterparts, so your guests will be expecting the catering to turn up before the race starts so there are no interruptions. There are many Melbourne Cup catering options that will suit your budget and needs.

Finger Food is the way to go keeping one free for your drink of choice, a grazing table with food platters, an elegant cocktail party with gourmet finger food, or a classic high tea with beautiful finger sandwiches, scones and small cakes – the choices are endless. Just make sure there’s enough food for everyone, so no one goes hungry and there are no messy RSA issues by mid-afternoon.


Ensure your Melbourne Cup event is a winner with these Bonus Tips

  • Don’t forget to let staff know they should put their out-of-office on and divert any calls for the duration of the party.

  • Don’t start the event just before the big race! Reward your staff for their hard work and let them relax and have some fun with catered lunch and games.

  • Don’t forget about special dietary requirements. Include a selection of food options so no one goes hungry.

  • Make sure you have enough crockery, cutlery, napkins and glasses for the event. Nothing kills the mood like having to drink champagne from a coffee mug. Speak to us about equipment hire.

  • Need waiters or bar staff for your Melbourne Cup party? Speak to us at Cosmic Cocktails & Catering. We can assist with staff hire for your event.

  • Don’t forget to have the TV set up for the big race! Ensure it’s in an area or a large boardroom where everyone can see and hear the race clearly.

  • If you’re serving alcohol, make sure your HR person sends out a reminder to all staff outlining the company’s policy and standards of behaviour.