case study

Mt Isa 100 Years Celebration

Our Brief

Cuisine on Cue, renowned event caterers from South East Queensland were tasked with providing event catering services for the Mount Isa 100 Year Celebration, a prestigious event commemorating the centennial milestone of the town. The occasion required a grand sit-down gala event and the ability to cater to diverse dietary requirements for over 400 esteemed guests.

Our Approach

Understanding the significance of the occasion, Cuisine on Cue embarked on a comprehensive planning process. Collaborating closely with event organisers and suppliers, arranging logistics, staffing, food, beverages, equipment, entertainment, and theming.

The team thoughtfully prepared a bespoke menu, including canapés, alternating entrees, mains, and desserts, each crafted to perfection with special attention paid to allergens and dietery preferences, ensuring every guest could enjoy their culinary experience.

Logistically, Cuisine on Cue executed a seamless operation, from the setup of temporary kitchen facilities to the coordination of transportation and logistics. This involved strategic planning to overcome challenges such as remote location, limited facilities, and limited local supply, necessitating transportation of key supplies by truck and flights for team members. Efficient communication with key stakeholders and vendors ensured that everyone involved was well-informed and aligned, enabling swift decision-making and smooth coordination throughout the entire process.

Our Menu

Canapes

Goats cheese, pickled figs, thyme wafer, apricot salsa (v gf)

Smoked chicken, hummus, butternut gloss, charcoal cup

Red pepper arancini, basil, red pimento jam (gf df vg)

Pork, caramelised apple, pea puree, butter puff

Entree

Chicken croquette, cauliflower cream, rosella notes, sunflower crumble (gf)

Pressed lamb, cumin scented yam, pickled figs, tomato jus (gf df)

Dietary – Local young carrot, cashew nut curd, buckwheat kasha, carrot velouté (gf vg)

Main

Pork belly, potato pavé, roasted pear, red cabbage, apple gloss

Braised beef, pumpkin gnocchi, butternut mousse, marrow jus

Dietary: Green pea risotto, rice pea wafer, pea tips, pea oil (gf v vgo)

Dessert

Milk chocolate sponge, drunken cherry, cherry cream whip (v)

Myrtle pavlova, strawberry curd, red fruit coulis (gf v)

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Event Experience

The Mount Isa 100 Year Celebration surpassed all expectations. Guests were treated to a glamorous evening filled with live entertainment, comedy, commemorative celebrations, and a memorable dining experience. Feedback poured in, praising the high-quality service and extraordinary catering experience provided by Cuisine on Cue.

Despite the complexity of the event, it unfolded as planned, with timely service and attention to detail, a testament to the team’s professionalism and experience.

The event not only celebrated a significant milestone in Mount Isa’s history but also served as an example of Cuisine on Cue’s capability to deliver exceptional catering services for intricate off-site events.

 

A heartfelt thank you for coming out to Mount Isa, and not only becoming part of our Mount Isa Centenary Gala Dinner. But for making this event a success. I strongly believe that food and music (combined) make an event, and Cuisine on Cue not only succeeded with a spectacular meal and in a professional manner, but you made it look easy – with military precision!

 

Michelle Lumb, Mt Isa City Council

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