Impressions Catering Wins Business of the Year 2018

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Impressions Catering in Perth has won the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year for 2018. The award tops off a great year for Impressions Catering, who also won the Tourism or Hospitality Excellence Award sponsored by Tourism Rockingham.

Business owner Lukarla McCready is delighted with the result and attributes her success to her “amazing team who go above and beyond”

“For me this award is a reflection of all the hard work and tireless hours our team puts in to deliver what we think is Perth’s best catering service.” McCready said. “Catering requires a unique dedication and passion which our team has and I am very proud of them.”

The company provides a range of catering services for Perth and Mandurah events including weddings, corporate events, private parties, government functions and much more. Their core motivation is the belief that food is about more than just feeding people, it is about connection, laughter and creating memories. This belief drives the team to deliver an exceptional service.

“I think the key to our success is that we take a very personal approach to each event we serve. We realise that every event is a moment to create lasting memories and we want to be part of that.” Says McCready.

As well as winning the 2018 Business of the Year, they also won the award for Hospitality Excellence. This award underscores the fact that not only is Impressions Catering an excellent business, they also deliver an outstanding service. They also were finalists for the Small to Medium Enterprise award. award

Impressions Catering is determined to continue to improve their already outstanding service. They are already heavily booked for the upcoming wedding and Christmas season and are looking forward to providing their services to a range of events in Perth and Mandurah.

Alcohol/Drinks Guide for Weddings

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Alcohol Catering Guide for Perth Events

How much alcohol should I provide for my wedding?

Weddings are a great celebration of families and friends and people drink more than any other social gathering. Couples often underestimate the amount of alcohol their guests will consume, so I caution you to slightly overestimate. If you are buying your alcohol yourself you can usually request the supplier to take back un-open cartons so it is best to over do it than be caught out without enough.

Here’s how to get a relatively accurate cost per person for alcohol consumption at your wedding:

First Hour (while the bridal party are having pics taken) – For a (1) hour cocktail reception, estimate (2) drinks per person. For a (1.5) hour cocktail reception, estimate (3) drinks per person and so on. The idea here is that each person will go through roughly 2 drinks within the first hour then start to slow down a little.

Reception, Dinner & Dancing – A good rule is to estimate one (1) drink per person for every hour of the reception. Some will drink more and some less so it will even out.

Example – drinks for first hour (2 drinks/person) + Reception for five hours (5 drinks/person) = 7 drinks per person.

If you think this number feels high, remember it os better to have more that run out. In our experience coordinating weddings and functions, it balances out most of the time between younger guests who drink lots more and older guests who drink less or switch to water later in the evening. This also accounts for guests who start drinking a beverage, place it down half full and then head to the bar for another drink.

Example for 100 guests – 7 hour reception – 7 drinks per person min
50% guests Beer and 50% wine. This covers guests changing frim beer to wine ( you may want to vary this according to your guests, you may know more will drink beer/wine/red)
15 cartons beer and approx. 60 bottle wine

Full strength beer (24 carton) = 10
Light beer (24 carton) =5
Red wine bottle= 12
Dry White wine (ssb)= 24
Sweet/bubbles(Asti)= 24

700ml bottle wine = approx. 5 glasses
700ml Sparkling wine/bubble = approx. 6 glasses
(if you are having bubbles for toast only allow approx. 7-8 glass per bottle so 13-14 bottles for 100 glass)

Soft drinks and water at least 1 per person. If you know your guests are not big drinkers then include soft drinks in your 7 drinks per person.