Weddings, Private Functions & Corporate Off-Site Event Catering

 

The Letter Q off-site catering experience:

Our pricing is fully inclusive of wait staff and chefs to prepare and serve food freshly cooked to your guests for 2-3 hrs inclusive (around 1/2 hour prep time required). We are happy to extend service time at your request. The service charge for extended time is $35 per hour, per staff member, with a minimum of two staff in attendance.

Our signature plentiful cocktail style catering is a simple, relaxed way to entertain your guests. We supply all platters, serving trays and napkins suitable for the catering style.

We ask that ample facilities be made available for food preparation half an hour prior to your event commencement time including an oven, microwave and stove top and clear bench space. Should your selected venue be unable to provide some or any of the equipment required, we will work with you to decide an appropriate menu choice. Alternatively, an additional charge is applicable for the hire of necessary equipment, quote available upon request.

Our portions are generous and we will leave any remaining food with you to use later in the evening. Each of your guests receives a minimum (most of the time more!) of 3 pieces of your selected cocktail cold menu items and 2 items each of larger hot cocktail items (excluding substantial menu).

There are many other options available to you, feel free to make any special requests according to dietary requirements or personal tastes.

Booking info: Please email your requirements to info@theletterqcafe.com including the date of event, number of guests, event location and time. We will reply within 24 hours of your enquiry. We request a nonrefundable deposit of 20% to secure your booking date, your date may be released if a deposit is not received within 7 days of accepting a quote. Final payment is due no later than 14 days prior to the event. 7 days cancellation notice is required for a full refund, excluding deposit. Functions on Sundays attract 10% fee. Travel charges may apply.



Pricing options- 2017 Minimum charge 30 guests (adults)

We offer a choice of four catering packages to choose from. An excellent way to turn our cocktail menu into a substantial dinner menu is to simply add any of our substantial dinner options from the menu below for just an additional $7.50 per person, per option.


Option 1:

Light Cocktail Menu @ $24 per person. Includes a choice of 4 cocktail menu dishes (any combination of hot or cold)

Option 2:

Standard Cocktail Menu @ $30 per person. Includes a choice of 6 cocktail menu dishes (any combination of hot or cold)

Option 3:

Standard Deluxe Cocktail Menu @ $35 per person. Includes for 8 Cocktail Menu dishes (any combination of hot or cold)

Option 4:

Substantial Dinner Menu @ $42 per person. Includes 6 cocktail menu choices (any combination of hot or cold) AND 2 substantial dinner menu choices per person



Cocktail Menu Options

(GF) = Gluten Free (V) = Vegetarian

Cold options
ANTIPASTO PLATTERS: featuring Hunter Belle feta, cheddar, camembert, homemade garlic crisp breads, olives, deli meats + dips. (GF) (V)
(one platter per 20 guests, additional platters can be purchased @ $45 each) (GF options available).
SUSHI: freshly made sushi with a selection of chicken, tuna, egg and vegetable fillings served with our homemade dipping sauce. (GF) (V)
BRUCHETTA: freshly sliced baguette topped with tomato, red onion, pesto, Hunter Belle marinated feta and reduced balsamic. (V)
RARE ROAST BEEF: w/ horseradish cream on fresh baguette slices.
MINI DAMPER DIPS: w/ handmade tortilla chips.
BLINI: topped w/ cream cheese, sour cream, smoked salmon & dill (or ham off the bone).
RAW VEGETABLE DIP POTS: w/ crisp carrot, capsicum and cucumber sticks with savoury sun dried tomato and cream cheese dip. (GF) (V)
COCKTAIL CLUB SANDWICH: layered fresh white bread w/ bacon, grilled chicken, cos lettuce, egg, tomato & aioli.
PROSCUITTO WRAPPED BOCCONCINI: marinated in garlic & herbs.
FINGER SANDWICH: chicken breast, cranberry, spring onion & whole egg mayonaise.
PETITE SMASHED AVO TOASTS: (subject to seasonal availability): w/ Hunter Belle Feta, red onion, cherry tomato, pistachio dukkah & micro herbs. (V)
PETITE BLT: w/ aioli.


Hot options Heating equipment to be supplied by host (applies to hot options only)
SATAY GRILLED CHICKEN TENDERLOIN SKEWERS: w/ peanut crumble. Nil
VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS: w/ soy sweet chili dipping sauce. Nil
CRUMBED RICOTTA & SPINACH TORTELLINI: w/ romesco dipping sauce. (V) Nil
CURRY SAMOSA: w/ yoghurt mint dipping sauce. (V) Nil
PIES: baby beef pies served with homemade tomato relish. Oven
MOROCCAN MEATBALLS: w/ honey and spiced harissa & cucumber yoghurt Oven
WINGS: Sweet & spicy sriracha chicken wings Oven
MARINATED GARLIC PRAWN: skewer w/ aioli & lemon Nil
JALAPENO POPPERS: crumbed peppers stuffed with cream cheese) w/ aioli. (V) Nil
CRUMBED WHITING: w/ lemon & aioli Nil
TARTLETS: Roasted vegetable, pesto and feta in short crust pastry shell w/ sweet chilli and sour cream. (V) Oven
SALT & PEPPER SQUID: w/ zest infused cocktail sauce. Nil
SAUSAGE ROLLS: Caramelised onion & tomato sausage rolls w/ tomato relish. Oven

Substantial Menu Options

An excellent way to turn our cocktail menu into a substantial dinner menu is to simply add any number of our substantial dinner options from the menu below for an additional $7.50 per person, per option.

Slow cooked beef ragout with root vegetables and penne pasta, topped with shaved Parmesan.
Warm roasted vegetable salad boxes served with Hunter Belle marinated feta and toasted walnuts. (V)
Chicken schnitzel burgers - oven roasted crumbed chicken breast with salad greens & homemade mayonnaise on a brioche bun.
Butter chicken: slow cooked authentic spiced butter chicken served in individual bamboo bowls with steamed rice.
Lightly crumbed whiting and fries served with lime aioli dipping sauce.
Crumbed chicken tenderloins and fries with sour cream and sweet chilli dipping sauce.
Soft shell fish taco with spiced salsa and avocado dressing.
Fettuccine Carbonara: bacon, shallots and cream and herbs tossed with al dente fettuccine topped with parmesan shavings served in individual bamboo bowls.


Dessert Packages

Selection of our finest petite fours created in house.Includes handmade delicate chocolates and cakes left at the end of the evening for your guests to enjoy at their leisure. Add our petite fours to any catering package for $9 per person (3 pieces per person).



Children's Catering

Children’s catering: $10.50 per person (choice of 2 options)
Homemade sausage rolls- served with homemade tomato relish
Petite chicken schnitzel burger- oven roasted crumbed chicken breast with salad greens & homemade mayonnaise on a petite bun
Spaghetti Bolognese bowl- slow cooked beef mince with homemade tomato sauce topped with grated Parmesan
BBQ chicken skewers- tender marinated chicken on petite skewers
Petite homemade fresh pizza rounds- combination of ham and cheese, pepperoni, tomato and cheese
Baby beef pies- with homemade relish Petite Ham and cheese quiche


Grazing Tables

A wonderful way for your guests to begin an evening of beautiful food is to offer a large antipasto styled table full of cheeses, cured meats, crisp breads, antipasti, dips and light canapés. The buffet is styled and served ready for your guests in arrival. The Goods Catering provides this service and a 20% discount applies to standard pricing for full package The Letter Q catering clients. Pricing can be found on their website www.thegoodscatering.net. This is a wonderful way to begin an evening of foodie delights (Discount available exclusively to The Letter Q Offsite catering package clients).




Additional Information for Off-Site Catering:

MENU

Our menu is seasonal and subject to change with out notice. If a menu item is unavailable at the time of booking a substitute to equal or greater value will be offered to you as a replacement (GF) = Gluten Free (V) = Vegetarian

TRAVEL TIME

The Letter Q caters events in Newcastle, Sydney and the Hunter Valley. Additional travel time may be added to your booking dependent on location. This travel charge will be priced in your initial quote if applicable

FOOD PRESENTATION

Our unique presentation will bring a touch of style to your party. Delicious food presented on oversized porcelain platters and large wooden boards. We also provide cocktail napkins.



The best news is...you will have the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the company of your guests while we take care of the FINER DETAILS... entertaining made easy!