William Angliss Institute Events

A blog for the events programs at William Angliss Institute

Japanese Themed Dinner

On 16th of May 2018, the Amour Events team from the Diploma of Event Management was given an opportunity to organize a Japanese themed dinner at the Angliss Restaurant.

The dinner started with a miso shot for appetizer prepared by the chef and cookery students. A total of 53 guests fully enjoyed the 3-course Japanese dinner with a sushi and sashimi platter and teriyaki chicken for entrée, beef fillet on okonomiyaki for main, and Japanese castella sponge with matcha ice cream and yuzu curd for dessert.

Clockwise from top left side picture: beef fillet on okonomiyaki, sushi and sashimi platter, Japanese castella sponge with matcha ice cream and yuzu curd and miso shot
Clockwise from top left side picture: beef fillet on okonomiyaki, sushi and sashimi platter, Japanese castella sponge with matcha ice cream and yuzu curd and miso shot

We worked with 12 hospitality students led by teacher Alicia Kupisz. The students worked very cooperatively in setting up tables and running the floor and drinks service. We truly appreciate their contributions to the function.

The special cocktail “Clear Stream” with Japanese sake and the mocktail “Watermelon Waterfall” were perfect for the dishes served on the night and received a number of orders.

Left: Watermelon Waterfall Right: Clear Stream
Left: Watermelon Waterfall, Right: Clear Stream

The event management team; Jennifer, Sarah, Samantha, Caitlin and Akiko created the atmosphere with festive music tracks featuring traditional Japanese tunes and instruments. The centrepieces decorated with colourful patterns of origami cranes and puff balls especially took the guests’ attention and they willingly took some of them back home as souvenirs.

The Event Styling was a Japanese ‘Matsuri’ theme. This means festival in Japanese. The origami cranes and puff balls, parasol table numbers and patterned menus were used to achieve this look without being in the way of the guests while they dined.
The Event Styling was a Japanese ‘Matsuri’ theme. This means festival in Japanese. The origami cranes and puff balls, parasol table numbers and patterned menus were used to achieve this look without being in the way of the guests while they dined.

Overall, thanks to the great support from our client and teachers, it was a great learning experience for not only organizing a function, but also learning about time management skill, flexibility, and teamwork.

L-R: Samantha Redman (Beverage Co-ordinator), Jennifer Radu (Event Administrator), Sarah Bast (Front of House Co-ordinator), Caitlin Williams (Event Stylist), Akiko Hayashi (Protocol Co-ordinator) and Silvana Madia (Teacher)
L-R: Samantha Redman (Beverage Co-ordinator), Jennifer Radu (Event Administrator), Sarah Bast (Front of House Co-ordinator), Caitlin Williams (Event Stylist), Akiko Hayashi (Protocol Co-ordinator) and Silvana Madia (Teacher)