EVENTS ~ WEDDINGS ~ FESTIVALS
Something for Catering is a Sunshine Coast based business who are taking the event scene by storm. We have been lucky enough to steal a moment with owner/manager Brent Colautti, to tell us a little more about the stylish packages they have to offer.
Tell us a little about your business:
Something for Catering was born when a group of long time school friends and passionate hospitality professionals came back home to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to create a unique events concept. We consistently strive to design and offer a range of innovative, beautiful, seasonal and sustainable local food and beverage options. Our catering van which is a 22 ft commercial kitchen and bar, was hand made by ourselves with the intention of bringing restaurant quaility food and beverage to any wedding or event in one stylish, no fuss package.
Our small, hands-on team includes an events specialist, chef, sommelier and front of house professionals. We work closely with our clients, dedicated to providing a personalised experience.
When did you decide food and events were your passion?
We all travelled to different parts of the world as soon as we left school and as most people do when they travel, grab whatever job you can. We all, at different times, found ourselves in hospitality and from there on in never looked back. Our events passion started back at home when we returned and had nothing to do. We would always get together with local musicians and operaters to create pop up parties at venues or even car parks. We now run the bar operations for some of the largest festivals in South East Queensland.
What distinguishes you from your competitors:
Definitely our van! It looks so much better than a tent with cooking equipment and it’s self sufficient. We go beyond traditional catering services, using our diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience to provide a unique and memorable occasion for you.
Savoury or sweet:
Savoury but if you through a packet of lollies in front of us at a meeting they would go in seconds!
What is your all time favourite food/dish:
My favourite dish over summer was slow cooked pork belly with watermelon, asian street salad and salsa verde.
A favourite memory from a previous event:
The groom was in the middle of his speech and then all of a sudden pulls out a trumpet and signals to the band behind him to start playing. The groom played the most amazing song walking through the crowd until he found his wife, dipped her and kissed her. As you can imagine all 150 guests went crazy!
What is one piece of advice you would give couples when thinking about catering for their wedding:
Shop around, look for quality and ask a lot of questions. I would also always decrease the guest count and up the spend on food and booze.
If you are interested in using the expertise of the Something for Catering team for your upcoming wedding, you can get in touch with them via their website, email, Facebook or Instagram (@somethingforcatering).