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 a casual lunch with cold nibbles and sandwiches, or something a little more fancy with our gourmet platters and warm finger foods, Vanilla Blue has you covered, and we have options to suit every budget as well. All our food is easy to eat standing up – a must for Melbourne Cup catering, especially if you have a glass of champagne in the other hand. now, and start perusing all the delicious options we have on offer.

Some of our delicious Melbourne Cup lunch catering options include:

  • Fresh, healthy salads — In big bowls to share, or individual cups
  • Warm & cold finger foods — Think sushi, duck pancakes, goats cheese tarts and mini sliders
  • Platters — Filled with Mediterranean mezzes, fresh fruit, dips and cheeses
  • Desserts — 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. 


Feature Melbourne Cup Lunch Package

This year’s feature lunch is The Long Lunch which is the perfect solution for larger groups who want a delicious lunch for race day.  Serving 20 people this Melbourne Cup lunch pages will let your team much right through the race.

A decadent, fully compassed lunch package designed for you to take your time and enjoy the Melbourne Cup with your team. ($40 pp)

4 Delicious Platters

  • Gourmet Charcuterie platter (Large)
  • Mediterranean platter (large)
  • Cheese platter with dried fruit and nuts (large)
  • Rustic bread selection with butter (large)

50 Pieces of Finger Food

  • 15 x Baby slider with Pulled pork and crunchy Asian slaw
  • 15 x Baby slider with crispy chicken schnitzel with chipotle aioli and lettuce 10 x Prawn and edamame rice paper rolls 10 x Edamame and fresh vegetable rice paper rolls with peanut sauce

Large Salads

  • Large box of Creamy potato salad with shallots and shredded cheese
  • Large box of Garden salad with fresh herbs - with caramelised red wine dressing

Sweets to Finish With

  • A yummy selection of tarts, macaroons and brownies - 20 pieces

Mineral Water

  • 4 x 1L San Pellegrino sparkling water

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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.