William Angliss Institute Events

A blog for the events programs at William Angliss Institute

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‘Accent on Asia’- University of the Third Age’s Winter Luncheon

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TJMCC Events embarked on the journey of planning the University of the Third Age’s Winter Luncheon which was held on the 05th of June in the Angliss Restaurant. U3A have been clients for William Angliss for many years so we knew that we had big shoes to fill! With a talented team made up of Millie Spencer (Admin), Taylah Rigo (FOH), Courtney Park (Beverages), Callin Roach (Stylist) and Juthamard Prannak, we were excited to start the planning process as real-life Event Managers!

We had the most wonderful time working as a team and with our clients Pat and Anne coming up with a creative theme- ‘Accent on Asia’ which was enhanced with styling, a special Asian inspired menu and some exciting entertainment. The event was for U3A members from all over Melbourne to celebrate their membership and achievements of ‘life long learning’ at U3A.
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Headspace Buffet for Angliss International Students

On Thursday the 13th of June Lux Events from the Diploma of Event Management course organized a buffet event for William Angliss’ International Students. We worked with our client, Rosanna Verde from student services, in conjunction with the event’s sponsor Headspace.

This was part of the subject functions and as part of this subject we were placed into groups. The students involved were Marina Vujic, Laura Dykstra, Sophie Krecmanis, Saman Ye and Courtney Park and their teacher Silvana Madia.

The event’s purpose was to promote healthy mental wellbeing, specifically for international students, who often face additional challenges due to the sudden changes in culture and environment they experience when moving to Melbourne to study.  Providing a fun opportunity to make new friends and experience a variety of cuisines, approximately 68 students attended plus 10 staff, where they were able to gain a better insight to the services available to students here at William Angliss.

The food service was buffet with a selection of foods from a variety of different countries, with stations set-up in different corners of the room, allowing for faster access to the buffet.  Beverages were a soft drink package, a tab for the teacher’s table, and the option of a cash bar for any students who wished to purchase additional drinks.

The styling concept was diversity, with each of the 8 tables and the dessert buffet table representing some of the different counties from which William Angliss students are from including Greek, Italian, French, Colombian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Overall, it was an extremely successful function where we worked together well as a team.  Thank you to the all the staff who volunteered to work at our event and helped make it such a success.  We at Lux Events are very proud to be a part of an event for such a special cause.
Headspace is an amazing mental health program. If you need to talk to someone head to their website at headspace.org.au or give them a call at Lifeline 13 11 14.

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A Travellers Aid Trivia Night to Remember

On Thursday June 6th 2019, Travellers Aid Australia (TAA) held their annual trivia night at The William Angliss Restaurant. The annual event raised thousands for the cause of helping differently-abled commuters get around, and gave attendees an evening of trivia and tapas beneath beautiful arrangements of umbrellas.

TAA partners like Yarra Trams were in attendance, with organisations like VicRoads returning to sponsor the evening. Once again, the incredible cooking and high service standard of the William Angliss Institute made the choice of venue easy for TAA.

The night took place a mere two weeks before the student organisers were due to finish their Diplomas in Event Management. Rather than slacking off, they savoured the opportunities: organising the dreamy decorations, gorgeous grazing tables, and spectacular sponsors all on their own.

As well as raising funds and having fun, the night allowed organisations in the transport sector to network with each other. After all, there is a long way to go before we can call our transport systems accessible. And after fundraising, cooperation is the core of the solution.

 

 

Despite a ten minute starting delay, students worked effortlessly around this setback. Attendees praised the variety of food, swiftness of service, and skill of Scott Kennedy as the talented emcee and trivia master.

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All in all, it was another grand success!

Placement Lunch – Angliss & Co Events

As part of our Diploma of Event Management course studying stage 1 functions, we were allocated the Placement Program Lunch. Our clients were Corrine Maxfield and Jacinta Francis.

This function was held on Tuesday 11th of June 2019 in the Angliss Restaurant. The event catered for 32 guests, half of them were current students and the other half were industry partners. The service was a buffet lunch and drinks on a tab. It was a rustic theme for the event. The room was decorated with hessian table runners and vases with white flowers. As part of the entertainment, we had background music and speeches from placement students detailing their experiences.

Overall the event was a success. The events and hospitality team worked well together and the guests and clients were very happy.

Angliss & Co Events

Admin – Leanne Saliba

FOH – Emily Hunger

Beverage – Taylor Gibson

Stylist – Shellie Coen

Protocols – Jade O’Sullivan

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Mardi Gras at Strathdon

On Saturday the 1st of June 2019, Uniting AgeWell Strathdon held their annual jazz themed luncheon. The Aurora Events team, consisting of five Stage 2 Diploma of Event Management students were fortunate enough to help organise and run the luncheon.Continue reading

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Australian Overseas Foundation 2019 Awards Dinner

On Tuesday 30 April, 2019, our Functions group helped to run the Australian Overseas Foundation’s annual awards dinner, an event which was allocated to us as part of a major assessment in stage 1 of the Diploma of Event Management, functions class.

The event was staged in the Angliss Restaurant, and was a three-course dinner, with awards presentations and speeches. Fifty-five guests were in attendance, each who, along with our client, Maggie, thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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The Food:

The food on the night featured a pumpkin soup entree, either a roast sirloin or chicken breast for main, and  chocolate tart for dessert (pictured below).

Assisting our Front of House coordinator Declan, and Back of House coordinator Emily during the function, were students from the William Angliss Hotel Management school, along with their teacher, Tim. All students were incredibly helpful, professional, and did a fantastic job!

The Bar:Dessert

Sammy, our Beverage coordinator, was charged with ensuring the bar was stocked and operated smoothly. Assisting her were 3 members of the Hotel Management school, all who also did a fantastic job.

The evening began with guests receiving a drink coupon to redeem at the bar, and one bottle of both house red and house white wine placed on each table. After this time the guests were to purchase drinks for themselves.

The bar operated very effectively throughout the night, although the guests didn’t really trouble the bar staff too much.

 

The Style:

During the planning stage of the event, we were required to meet with the client and propose a style for the event. Our Stylist, Billie, produced three styling options for the client, who ultimately selected the AOF Logo theme, which styled the tables, menus, and place names in the colours of the Foundation’s logo: orange, green, and blue.

Billie used balloons to create a centrepiece for the tables, and printed out place names, table numbers, and menus in the same colour scheme, as pictured below.

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The Result:

In the end, both the guests and client were incredibly happy with the event, which made us very proud of what we were able to achieve, in such a short space of time.

Many thanks to our great operations teacher, Tim Haronga, and the Hotel Management School students on providing excellent floor service on the night; to Maggie Jooste and Mark Callaghan from the Australian Overseas Foundation, on being fantastic clients to work with; and to Silvana Madia, our Functions class teacher, who mentored and assisted us along the way to producing such a great event.

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Declan McMath
Sammy Smith
Billie Edmondstone
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Sachin’s Surprise 18th Birthday – VARSA EVENTS

As part of our Diploma of Event Management course studying stage 1 functions, we were allocated the surprise 18th birthday for client Raj Wadhwani’s son. Raj is a hospitality teacher at William Angliss Institute.

This function was held on the Saturday 11th of May 2019 in the Angliss Restaurant where we catered for 60 guests. The service on the night was an alternative drop for entrees and mains and the chocolate birthday cake for dessert. The theme for this function was RnB where we decorated the room with gold, white and black balloons, incorporating boomboxes, fairy lights and diamond scatters. As part of the entertainment for this event, it included a DJ and interactive photo booth. The guests also enjoyed a candy grazing table.

Overall, it was a successful function with the events and hospitality team working well together. The client was extremely pleased, and we received great feedback from the guests on the night.

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Victoria Buccheri
Samantha Badham
Rhiannon Anthonis
Achol Deng
Trang Bui

The teachers on the night
Functions: Silvana Madia
Hospitality: Alf Nicdao

William Angliss Institute Foundation Golf Day 2018

On Par Events were proud to manage the William Angliss Institute Golf Day held on 21st November 2018. This fundraising event has been held at the Medway Golf Club in Maidstone for the past 2 years. The aim of the day was to raise as much money as possible for the Foundation, which provides education scholarships for students who may not otherwise have the chance to study.

After the previous few days of rain and storms, everyone was excited when the day dawned dry and sunny for our 6.30am start! William Angliss culinary students fired up the barbecue and coffee machine as participant registrations got underway. Great prizes generously donated by our sponsors ensured quick sales of raffle tickets, and a Guess the Number of Tees in the Jar game added a bit of competitive fun, with the eventual winner being only 1 away from the actual number.

Stuart Walsh, Associate Director VET raised a lot of money auctioning off a dinner with award winning Angliss student chefs, and all items entered for the Silent Auction were successfully bid on.

Thanks to Anne Kavenagh for all her hard work in the planning stages and to Rosanna Verde for her support on the day. On Par Events are proud to be associated with such a great cause and definitely found this to be a rewarding and educational experience.

 

 

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Managing Contractors with Dave Deveny

Managing contractors can make you go cuckoo. Dave Deveny, CEO of Cuckoo Creative, knows that all too well. With twenty years of experience in events, he’s learned how to manage contractors while maintaining sanity. And after hearing his wisdom, so have we.

 

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In a two hour lecture that took no time at all, Dave took us through the ins, outs, and insanity of managing contractors. From how to source a quote to why he keeps a tube of lipstick, Dave’s lecture was a valuable insight into the world of events.

 

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Maribyrnong City Council’s Neighbourhood Celebration

The Maribyrnong City Council Neighbourhood Celebration was held on Thursday 15th November 2018 6pm – 9:30pm at the Maidstone Community Centre.

This event is an annual gathering to bring together the staff, committees and volunteers from 3 community centres and 5 neighbourhood houses within the municipality of Maribyrnong, to thank them for their work and celebrate the achievements of the current year.

This was the first year the Neighbourhood Celebration was not run by the Maribyrnong City Council, but instead by a team of William Angliss Institute Diploma of Event Management students, Black Flamingo Events.

Black Flamingo Events was made up of 5 members; Molly – Administrator, Emma – Venue Operations, Chelsea – Marketing, Jordyn – Sponsorship and Giuseppe – Protocols.

We worked closely alongside our client, Kelly Linnell, to ensure the event was executed at the highest possible standard, with all requirements being met.

All of the guests were invited  to register on-line on EventBrite, to secure their free ticket. Eighty guests attended which far exceeded previous years.

The theme was ‘organic and colourful’. We organised simplistic centrepieces for the tables as well as suspending fairy lights around the colourful Community Garden.

The evening began with the serving of a very large antipasto platter, followed by a broad selection of canapes with an international theme, prepared by  volunteers. The guest were serenaded by The Lone Mariachi, who roamed around the venue singing and playing music.

 

Once the food service concluded, the guests gathered in the hall for the formalities. A short thank-you speech by the Co-ordinator of Community Centres Network, Tracey Oliver, followed by the drawing of the raffle prize winners.

Once the formalities concluded, a large fruit platter as well as scones, cream and jam were served to the guests, and shortly after the event concluded.

Managing this event was a great learning experience for Black Flamingo Events, helping us develop new skills and knowledge and ready us for a successful career in the events industry.

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