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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Elite Events Team