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How to Stage a Catered Lunch in the Wilderness

Millions of Australians have a love affair with their automobile. They treat it as more than simply a tool to get from point to point, but love to escape into the countryside at the weekend. They may schedule a trip up into the mountains or even get together as a member of a car club to share the love. It's not surprising, therefore, that there are so many special events around the country dedicated to this pastime and that seek to take participants to even more remote and interesting places by car. If you're planning to put together just such an event, you may be talking with hotels to schedule overnight rooms but will also need to take care of all the meals. This could prove to be quite a challenge when it comes to midday, if your driving route is truly remote, so what should you do?

Remote Means Remote

If an event such as this is meant to celebrate both the car and the "road less travelled," then it stands to reason that many of the best backroads and byways will be far from major towns and cities. Consequently, it may be a problem to find a restaurant facility that will be of the appropriate standard or could accommodate the number of visitors in your group.

Overcoming Your Problem

In order to overcome this issue, you may have to create your own venue and bring in event catering to accommodate. Certainly, this can be quite a lot more expensive than a conventional restaurant, but it also allows you to stamp your personality on the function and delight your participants with your creativity.

Finding a Great Venue

Firstly, begin by finding a location that can accommodate all the cars and infrastructure. In other words, you will need enough flat and open space to make it all work, and hopefully you will find somewhere that is in a very photogenic location.

Getting Permissions

Next, determine whether you will need permission to do this from the local authority or any landowners. You will have to put forward a comprehensive plan and persuade them that you will not leave any footprints once you have finished.

What You Will Need

To cater for an event like this properly, you will need to bring in portable toilets, a water supply and a generator. You will also need to erect a tent and separate it into a kitchen and eating area, and you need to get a quote from a catering company with experience in this area.

Working with the Catering Company

You need to set a menu so that you can calculate the overall price and so that the catering company can work out what they need to bring with them. They will have to account for tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, kitchen equipment and many other items. Furthermore, they will have to make sure that they have enough staff on hand to make everything go well.

Worth Doing Well

As you can see, there's quite a bit of work involved in this part of the event alone, but if you do it right, it can become the highlight of the whole occasion and will be sure to impress your participants.

About Me

I was lucky as a child because I never had an issue with food allergies. This meant I could eat all the peanut butter in the world and never give it a passing thought. Flash forward to me as a mum, and I was sad to find out that my own son has a moderate peanut allergy, and is intolerant of gluten. However, instead of seeing this as a huge negative, I decided to accept the challenge of changing the foods I feed to my family so that my son is not singled out at mealtimes. My blog is written to help other parents who need to make food choice and cooking changes to suit children with allergies.

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