Signature Events was happy to have executed the wonderful and vibrant annual Musical Luncheon at Strathdon AgeWell Nursing Home in Forest Hill. The day was enjoyed by all, with lots of laughter and chatter heard throughout the venue. The theme was blue & Jazz, and Signature Events really embraced the opportunity to make the guests relive the Jazz era. Between the Blue Tones Jazz Band and our very own singer Kathy Lang, our guests were surrounded by a day of relaxation & fun. Along with a delicious 2 course meal catered by Chef2U, there were 10 raffle prizes to be won by the unsuspecting guests. This event was an absolute success and enjoyed by all who attended.
The Diploma of Event Management team from Inspired Event Co. at William Angliss Institute Jess, Alyssa, Georgie and Emerald had the pleasure of hosting a Halloween Celebration for families at The Ronald McDonald House Monash in Clayton. The team worked closely with the client Annalese Fowler – Fundraising Coordinator at Ronald McDonald House Monash to provide an enjoyable night for families to celebrate Halloween. Attendees included families staying at the house who have a sick child currently being treated at The Monash Children’s Hospital along with staff members at the house.
The Halloween theme was created through fantastic room styling and children’s activities run by the Inspired Event Co. team. The food which included a fabulous BBQ and Build Your Own Burger Bar was served in a buffet style to create a relaxed atmosphere where guests had the opportunity to interact with one another.
Bill’s Walk For Brain Cancer took place on the 12th of November 2017 at The Tan Track, Kings Domain and Botanic Gardens. It was a walkathon for the Bill Tingate Brain Cancer Foundation and overall was a great success, meeting all their aims and fundraising objectives. The day was filled with laughter, stories and walking.
The organising team was SWH Events, consisting of Jessica, Abbie, Gabe and Natalie from stage 2 in the Diploma of Event Management.
On the Thursday the 2nd of November, Star Light Events (stage 1 event management students) held the annual Patisserie High Tea on behalf of our clients, Susan Carey and Angela Tsimikitis. It was held in the Angliss Restaurant from 3 to 5pm. We were lucky enough to have all of our functions event management students to assist us on the day, which assisted the day to run smoothly.
The Patisserie High Tea is an annual event to showcase and display their work. All of the buffet items that were available were made by the students and teachers. There were over 25 different sweets from Toffee Apples to Banana and Caramel Eclairs.
The Theme of our Events was ‘It’s a little bit Fruity’ so we styled our event with lots of fresh fruit and greenery. The bright colours and strong aroma drew the guests into the room. Each table had a specific fruit allocated to it, as well as a range of different seasonal fruits at the bottom.
We started the Tea, with canapés and welcome drinks in the foyer, they then headed into the restaurant where they were greeted by the Front of House staff. Once seated the guests sipped on warm Tea and Coffee and gradually got up to select which sweets they desired. Many of the guests went back for seconds and thirds as the sweets were incredible.
Overall it was a very successful Event and we thoroughly enjoyed organising and running it and working along Susan and Angela. We are grateful to William Angliss and all of the Students and Teachers who helped us make our first event such a success.
Functions team – Brittany Venturoni, Tahlia Barca, Ken Wiriya-a-porn, Winnie Lim, Wing Li
On the 18th of October 2017 Captivators events stage 1 Diploma of Event Management students, held the National Nutritional Week Lunch. This was part of our functions subject on behalf of Jan Watson our client. The lunch was held at the Angliss restaurant 555 Latrobe street Melbourne beginning at 12pm. On the day of the function we were extremely lucky to have Judy as our Operational teacher and her hospitality team to assist us on the day as the FOH team to serve food and set up the room.
National Nutritional Week’s theme this year was try for 5 meaning try and add more vegetables into your daily diet. To show how easy it is to add more vegetables to meal was shown through the entrée and main for the day. By taking a standard Angliss food package, we were able to discuss with the chef to add the more vegetables without changing the overall feel to the food being served. Which was done successfully and at the end of the function many people commenting on the food.
Our Sponsor for the day was VIC Strawberries who donated strawberries to be placed on the table for the customers to eat between meals. We also had strawberries to create a complimentary mocktail for guest to enjoy before their desserts were served. Vic strawberries also provided a book mark and a recipe to place on the table to provide more information about themselves and what they could create with strawberries.
We would like to say a big thank-you to the farmers and growers of VIC Strawberries for supporting the students with their new season produce.
The Royal Australian Regiment Association held its annual dinner in the William Angliss restaurant for its fourth year running on Wednesday the 15th of November 2017.
In a gathering that brings together those who may not have a strong sense of family and support coming home from wars fought.
Eighty two of the members sat down for a two course dinner surrounded by styling of an Australian native theme of Coin Gum and Jyp, styled by Emma.
Stage One Diploma of Event Management students demonstrated their newly found knowledge of event planning skills for the functions subject. A successful function which involved client meeting, planning, styling and front of house coordination.
Students will continue to build on these event management skills and benefit from this experience.
AJE Events (Functions Students team name)
On Tuesday October 31st, the stage 2 Diploma of Events Project Management Students from ‘Memento Events’ created an event to celebrate Halloween in the most traditional way of course, with Barefoot Bowls! William Angliss Institute staff were all invited to un-wind, grab a drink and play some bowls down at the local Flagstaff Bowling Club.
With snags and burgers cooking hot on the BBQ, accompanied by some killer tunes and a sneaky appearance from the sun, the evening was set. Soon after having a feed the attendees got into a friendly/competitive (you decide) game of bowls. The event went well with all that attended having an enjoyable time.
Buffet Lunch held on the 7th May 2017.
This lunch was held to raise money to help fund youth camps that are involved in the program offered by the Lord Somers Camp and Power House organisation. At the camps they develop interpersonal skills helping them to grow as individuals.
It was also held to welcome a new member to the committee in a social and warming manner.
The lunch was highly successful and rewarding experience for our team, Zest events.
Our beverage coordinator, Ollie enjoyed his experience behind the bar and found the hospitality team worked efficiently and were a great asset to the group dynamic.
Emma our stylist, created a rustic vibe to the restaurant with the inclusion of fresh flowers and gentle music in the background. The dimmed lighting complimented the aesthetic and our clients were extremely impressed with Emma’s efforts.
Our superstar front of house, Isabella performed exceptionally on the day leading our team to success. She was confident in her actions and provided clear and direct instructions guiding the hospitality class.
The event ran smoothly and was an incredible opportunity for our team to grow as event managers.
Jacqui Chard, Isabella Jack, Ollie Nolan, Emma Vandenham.
“Unveiled: Wedding Dresses Through the Ages” was a wedding dress exhibition held by Open Williamstown, to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
The William Angliss Diploma of Events team managing the exhibition was Beyond Events, consisting of of Claudia, May, Crista, Chan and Ann.
It was held during Mothers Day Weekend (13-14 of May 2017) at Holy Trinity Church, Williamstown.
150 people attended and $4,000 was raised over the two afternoons.
Afternoon tea and cakes were kindly donated by William Angliss, Slay bakes and Kitty Pimms. Guests enjoyed tiramisu, wedding cake, cupcakes and brownies.
Live entertainment included performances by Kathy Lang, and the Angelicats. Soft background music also added to the ambiance. Pastel themes of floral, lace, pinks and whites, enhanced the church decor.
Ladies Who Lunch is an annual event held at Wantirna South Football Club which aims to gather together all the women related to the Club for socialising, entertainment, food and wine.
The 20th of May of 2017, the clubrooms became a pink Ladies venue, for the Pink Ribbon Appeal. 65 women enjoyed the comedian Justine McInerney, and Kerry Freer, the special guest speaker, who having survived breast cancer, delivered a most poignant presentation of her journey.
Our team, Main Events, enjoyed organising an external event. The feedback was mostly positive, but even the negative was a real learning experience. We also reached the objective of raising enough money to update the sound system at the club.