William Angliss Institute Events

A blog for the events programs at William Angliss Institute

Great Chefs Lunch 12/05/17

Great Chefs Entree Great Chefs Setup  Great Chefs Table REM Management TeamOn Friday 12th May, Diploma of Event Management students Jessica, Alyssa, Madeleine and James hosted the Great Chefs lunch with Guest Chef Archan Chan from the restaurant Ricky and Pinky. The event was a great success with a menu being chosen by Archan Chan and cooked with the help of students studying Certificate 4 in Cookery. All the guests enjoyed the event and we received positive feedback from guests that attended. It was a great experience for the students to increase their skills and knowledge in the events industry.

Autumn Themed Buffet Lunch 1/06/17

On Thursday The 1st of June our function group Lush Events had the opportunity to host an Autumn Themed Buffet Lunch at Angliss Restaurant. Our function was hosted for the people of Melbourne to enjoy the fine dining experience that Angliss Restaurant offers.

The team at Lush events consists of Lauren as our Administrator, Paulina our Front of House, Jess our Beverage coordinator and Hayley our stylist. We each had a role and requirements to fulfil that role prior to the Lunch.

Our Buffet consisted of great quality food that the guests loved and enjoyed. We had over 50 guests attend.

Jess our Beverage Coordinator’s, Mock-tail strawberry paradise and Cocktail ‘Autumn Breeze’ was the highlight of the bar during the buffet lunch. The Strawberry Paradise mock tail was a hit and sold several times throughout the day. The refreshing and tasteful drinks went perfectly alongside the delicious food served throughout the buffet.

Paulina Our front house was in charge of running the ops class and ensuring that everything throughout the day ran smoothly. Paulina was cool, clam and collected and ensured that everyone had a great time through her service. She made sure everything was on time and in according with the running sheet.

Hayley our stylist developed her theme through our brief and incorporated the different elements of autumn through research and visual displays. Hayley’s design was simple yet elegant through her white vase that had a soft orange bow tied around the top. The vase held flowers representing the various colours of autumn and planks of wood scattered round the room with autumn leaves. The overall design was simple but left an impact through its bright colours.
As a team we are proud of the outcome of the buffet lunch and we all had really great time and enjoyed our event even more as our class 1B helped make our lunch such a success with their professional and polite attitudes throughout service, we are extremely proud of our achievements and the overall success of the Lunch.

U3A Melbourne Winter Luncheon

Over the course of a sixteen-week semester, the “Luxurious Events” team had the pleasure of planning the University of Third Age’s annual Winter Luncheon.

University of Third Age Melbourne is a voluntary organisation for citizens over the age of 50 that are semi-retired or retired who return to “university” to take classes to keep an active mind.

The event was a mid-year social gathering for the organisation and was held in the Angliss Restaurant on Wednesday June 14, 2017.

The theme for this year was “Sailing the Mediterranean”. All 125 guests were treated to a delicious 3-course meal and some Greek, Italian and Spanish music and dance.

Overall, the day was a great success and our team received very positive feedback from our client! We would like to thank our teaching mentor for supporting us throughout the process!  It was a wonderful opportunity and learning experience.

Luxurious Events Team – Remy, Celeste, Holly and Tyler.

Luxurious Events Team.
Luxurious Events Team.
Decorations – All Aboard!
Angliss Restaurant
Angliss Restaurant


Unveiled: Wedding Dresses through the Ages

“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.

Overall the event was a great success and the team had a great experience working with our client, Barbara Phoenix from Open Williamstown.


Anna Cartoon

Dessert Degustation with Anna Polyviou




Great Chef Dessert Degustation with Anna Polyviou

William Angliss Restaurant 6th of June 2017

As part of our Diploma of Events Management, we were to organise and run a function for a client. We were lucky enough to be able to work with the amazing Anna Polyviou who is currently working at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney and has been recognised on Master Chef numerous times.


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With Anna’s love of street art and her fun personality we based our theming from this focusing on creating that street feel and using her signature colour of hot pink. We did this by using various elements like milk crates that featured images of her and her work, paint splatter, brick wall, fairy lights, caution tape and most importantly the DJ.

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Our team for the night included our function class and patisserie students on the floor and a hospitality class in the kitchen mentored by Anna and her team.

We were excited and extremely happy with how the night turned out and that all that attended enjoyed themselves but the icing on the cake (pun intended) was that Anna herself was so impressed with our efforts that she invited us to come to assist at her event which she has trademarked in Sydney known as ‘Sweet Street’.


Ladies Who Lunch at Wantirna South Football Club

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.

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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.


Strathdon Uniting Agewell from ‘Rags to Riches’ Musical Lunch


Passion Events Team

On Saturday 27 May from 11:45 until 16:00 in the Strathdon Community Hall, the annual luncheon took place where a 100 guests and residents sat down to enjoy a two course lunch catered by Chefs 2 U. There were musical performances by The Potted Palms orchestra and great raffle prizes to be won.

Uniting Agewell Strathdon is a residential aged care facility located in Forest Hill. They provide high, low and dementia care accommodation and they also feature over 40 independent living units on site.

With the “Rags to Riches” theme, the community hall was adorned in rich gold, black & white.

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It was great for our project management team to gain the knowledge on organising an external event with a real client. Our team enjoyed planning and running the event and the feedback from the guests was most positive.


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Career Practitioners Day

As part of our last semester of the Diploma of Events we got the opportunity to organise and run an event in consultation with a client. My group was given the William Angliss Careers Practitioners Day held on Wednesday 24th May 2017 to organise.

Our team was made up of 4 team members (Mariana, David, Suzuyo & Maletina). As a group we decided to call ourselves Lexicon Productions and I designed our team logo.  Each team member was responsible for specific elements of the event.

Our client was Tessa & Alex, who work in the Marketing department of William Angliss. Our main contact was Tessa, who we met with on numerous occasions to pitch our ideas and confirm details in the lead up to the event.  The event consisted of a conference held in the Angliss Conference Centre in the morning, follwed by a lunch in the Angliss Restaurant.  The conference had a plenary session with an industry panel of guest speakers from across the hospitality, tourism and events industries.  This was then followed by different workshops run by William Angliss Student Services and graduated students, who explained their experience in the industry and how they have become successful in their projects and fields.

The event had a total number of 102 attendees that registered to attend the event this year. As we group we had to organise the following elements for the event:

  • Design event theme. The client chose a geometric theme.
  • Registrations
  • Book the conference centre
  • Set up the conference centre and style all tables
  • Create and put up signage throughout the campus
  • Meet & greet attendees upon arrival
  • Assist with creating the conference program
  • Book lunch venue
  • Consult with the Angliss Restaurant with regards to menu and beverage requirements
  • Brief hospitality students working as wait staff
  • Coordinate the service of food with the front of house team
  • Set up the restaurant including all styling elements for the lunch
  • Run the lunch service
  • Assist with running the raffle at the end of the lunch

Overall, this was a great experience planning this event over the last 4 months. As a team we learnt many valuable skills that will benefit us when working in the Events industry.  Our client and guests gave us positive feedback on the event and congratulated us on the successful running of the event.


Mariana Nava

Project Team Leader

The restaurant ready for service
Registering attendees
Registering attendees
Table styling
Table styling
Geometric style
Geometric style

Spanish Themed Buffet

For one of our classes, the students were given the opportunity to organise and run an event. We did this in small groups of 4-5 people, and were required to name our group. Together, we decided to name our group “Illuminate Events”, and the event we were given to organise on behalf of William Angliss was a Spanish Themed Buffet, held on the 27th of May, 2017 in the Angliss Restaurant. Continue reading