Corporate Catering Specialists

Melbourne Cup Catering For The Race That Stops The Nation

Here at Vanilla Blue, we absolutely love Melbourne Cup time! It's that perfect time of the year when the weather is starting to warm up, the days are getting longer, and the champagne and celebrations always have us feeling excited for the upcoming summer months, filled with barbecues, fresh food, and good times with friends. Held on the first Tuesday of November every year, Melbourne Cup day is the perfect chance for everyone in the office to get dressed up to the nines, and enjoy some quality social time together, surrounded by glasses of bubbly, amazing catering, gorgeous hats, dresses and suits, and of course (for those of us here in Sydney anyway!) TV screens showing the big race that stops the nation.




Melbourne Cup Office Catering Options

To help you celebrate your office's next Melbourne Cup event in style, Vanilla Blue has a huge range of delicious and fresh catering options that can be delivered straight to your office or party venue. Whether you're looking for all your favourite finger food such gourmet pork and fennel sausage rolls and yummy Peking Duck pancakes we have a great range or both hand and cold finger food.  

This year we are also doing a range of Marquee Lunches that feature a 4 lunch packages to suit the festivities of the day including  The Mexican Derby, Cup Day Dogs, The Winning Post, our favourite roast chicken and salad lunch and new to our menu Lady Luck, featuring finger sandwiches and a range of tarts.  Whatever you choose Vanilla Blue has you covered, we have options to suit every budget as well.

Some of our delicious Melbourne Cup lunch catering options include:

  • Marquee Lunches - Beautiful lunch packages with all the fixings for a terrific lunch. 
  • Warm & cold finger foods — Think gourmet tarts, duck pancakes, sushi, rice paper rolls and mini sliders
  • Platters —Cup Day Charcuterie, Winx Snack Platter or the Asian Derby, not to mention our amazing cheese platter and fresh fruit platter.
  • Sweets — Including cupcakes, chocolate dipped strawberries, delectable mini cakes and slices
  • Beverages — Including juice, sparkling and still water, soft drinks, tea and coffee

Still not 100% sure what to go for? Simply give our friendly team a call with your approximate budget, and the number of people you're catering for, and we'll help you put together the perfect menu for the day.


Catering for Melbourne Cup celebrations throughout Sydney

Vanilla Blue delivers to a range of suburbs and areas throughout Sydney and North Sydney. No matter where your office or venue is within our Sydney delivery areas, we'll find it, and get your food there on time, every time. 


Marquee Melbourne Cup Lunch Packages

This year we are featuring 4 amazing themed Melbourne Cup lunches. These lunches are great for larger groups and makes planning and ordering a snap.  From a very stylish ladies’ lunch to fun and festive Cup Day Dogs we have something for everyone.  

Lady Luck serves 10

Class it up with this package.  Great for either a lighter lunch or a substantial afternoon tea

  • Crust less finger sandwiches with premium fillings (x10) 2 fingers per person
  • Assorted Baby gourmet tarts (10
  • Assorted salad cups with a bamboo fork (10)
  • Dip your own strawberry pack (10)
  • Plates and napkins (10)


Mexican Derby serves 20

Start your Mexican fiesta with this fun MYO taco kit

  • Tex Mex seasoned chicken mince
  • Tex Mex warm mixed beans  Vegetarian
  • Corn taco shells and soft tortillas
  • Fresh slaw with aoili  andshredded cheese
  • Tomato salsa, avocado, sour cream, roasted corn salsa, fresh herbs
  • Serving tongs, large sugarcane plates and bamboo forks


The Winning Post  serves 10

The classic Melbourne Cup day lunch!

  • Lemongrass and ginger grilled chicken pieces (GF)
  • German potato salad with crispy shallots and baby cress
  • Garden salad with fresh herbs and balsamic dressing (GF)
  • Rustic bread selection with pesto and butters
  • Disposable plates, forks, tongs and napkins


Cup Day Dogs serves 20

A gourmet hot dog lunch with all the fixings

  • Gourmet beef sausages with warm caramelised onions 
  • Gluten free veggie sausages with tomato relish braise
  • Soft classic hot dog rolls
  • Plain gluten free wraps
  • Fresh slaw with aioli and shredded cheese
  • Classic squeezy sauces -Tomato, BBQ & Yellow mustard
  • Relish and pickles

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Catering for special dietary requirements

We understand that everyone in the office often has a slightly different dietary requirements, be it due to health reasons, allergies, or food intolerances. That's why we offer a wide range of vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, and low carb options to suit everyone in the office. All of our food is made fresh, is free from MSG and GMO ingredients, and is sourced from trusted local suppliers, so you can be assured you're only getting the best food for your office event.


Disposable cutlery and serveware for a super quick cleanup after the race

We know that after lunch is finished, you and your colleagues may want to head out for a few more drinks after the big race. Nobody wants to have to stay back cleaning up all the food – that's why we deliver all of our Melbourne Cup catering with stylish disposable plates and cutlery, to help make cleaning up a breeze if you're heading out to continue the festivities.

To order your Melbourne Cup catering today, start your order via the form on our homepage, or
contact us today for more information or help with your order. We're here to make your life easier.


Two platters of mixed finger food - nori rolls, classic mini beef pie, mini quiche and pork and fennel sausage rolls
Free 12 mini Melbourne cup cupcakes and 12 dip your own strawberries with orders over $1000+gst
Sliced meat platter with prosciutto, salami, peppered beef, chicken schnitzel, sushi, vegetable sticks and seaweed crackers