OUR FOOD OFFERINGS MAY APPEAR SIMPLE, YET THEY ARE IN FACT QUITE COMPLEX.
The talented team comprising of Damian Beggs, Hayden Brown and Katrina Woods and led by Executive Chef, Adam Draper shares a food philosophy that is quite unique.
WE COMPLEMENT EACH AND EVERY INGREDIENT WE USE.
WE DON’T OVER COMPLICATE OUR FOOD BUT RATHER LET THE WONDERFUL LOCAL AND REGIONAL PRODUCE SING FOR ITSELF.
OUR FOOD AT WAURN PONDS ESTATE CONNECTS LOCALITY, CULTURE AND PEOPLE, PROMOTING INTERACTION AND CONVERSATION AMONGST OUR GUESTS.
A message from our Executive Chef – Adam Draper
The stop start nature of lockdowns has been a really big challenge for me.
I have noticed through several work meetings and conversations, that for many of us, motivation is low and fatigue is still high. Read more here.
We are committed to sourcing produce that has been reared, grown, caught, or created with complete consideration for its welfare and sustainability.
We have a strong connection to the land and local community, supporting small-scale farmers and growers resulting in low food kilometres and the best tasting produce the region offers.
We want to flip the balance of our dishes by offering plant-based products as the focus, accompanied with local, ethical, and sustainably sourced protein which is better for our bodies and the environment. Our food will nourish and sustain you throughout your conference.
Adam’s menus are contemporary and innovative in their design incorporating the freshest flavours and produce to fit the season.
What styles of conference catering do we offer?
Conference Catering FAQs
Do you cater for delegates with special dietary requirements?
Absolutely, our team can cater for any dietary requirement.
Is morning and afternoon tea supplied?
This is dependent on what package has been booked.
Is coffee and tea supplied during my meeting?
We offer Nespresso coffee and organic LOVE tea in the lounge area, available all day at no charge to guests. Barista made coffee is also available for purchase.
Do delegates get a choice of menu options?
The organiser may pre-select the menu or they can leave this up to the Chef to select.
Can the catering be delivered to our conference room?
Yes of course. We understand that sometimes our groups require the ability to work during a catering break and we can discuss the best option to make this happen.
Can we eat outside in the warmer weather?
You sure can. In the warmer months, we love hosting our groups in the fresh air for breaks. Be it morning tea on the terrace, lunch overlooking the pool or canapes in the kitchen garden.
Dine in one of our various beautiful spaces around the Estate and in the warmer months you can even enjoy the experience outdoors if you so choose.
Whether it be for a business meeting, informal catch up or meal during your stay, our bistro service is available to all.
The Bistro service offers a small seasonal a la carte menu with main and dessert selections.
Bistro lunch is available 12noon – 2pm Monday to Friday
Bookings essential. The team member taking your booking will forward a menu.
How do I make a booking?
Is it family friendly?
Waurn Ponds Estate is a conference and events centre, with a corporate atmosphere, therefore we don’t cater for children.
Do I have to be attending an event or staying at the Estate to use the Bistro service?
It is open to anyone, regardless of whether you’re attending an event or staying with us.
What is on the menu?
The menu changes seasonally, please contact a member of the team to view the current menu.
What is the price?
Bistro lunch is an a la carte menu, priced per item, with beverages available to purchase.
What if I have only limited time for lunch?
We understand the nature of your visit may be for a business meeting and therefore a limited amount of time could apply. Should you wish to pre-order, we’d be happy to accommodate this. Please contact a member of the team who will be able to forward you a menu and instructions on how to pre-order.
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