Ausdrill Christmas Party

Ultimo Catering & Events are specialists in marquee and Christmas catering, so it was with great pleasure we catered for Ausdrill’s 2-day Christmas party extravaganza, held in a marquee on Ozone Reserve. Located a stone throw from the city and looking over the picturesque swan river, was the perfect spot to celebrate another great year with colleagues and their families.

The first function was held on Saturday night for Ausdrill employees and their partners, the theme of the event was carnival, as the marquee is set up for a period of 3 weeks we ensure it is able to be transformed for every individual clients needs. The entire event was made into a mini carnival which included entertainers on stilts, fire throwers and practically every carnival game you could think of. Guests were entertained by live music in the silk lined marquee, complete with a stage, lights and a huge dance floor. Stunning festoon lantern lighting adorned the outside of the marquee in front of the food stalls – creating a warm and inviting al fresco area to chat and enjoy the food.

Catering for large groups is one of Ultimo’s specialities and a challenge we always look forward to, our head chef designed a custom carnival themed menu for the occasion – Serving 450 guests 8 different festival style food stalls for the main affair.

Sunday was the Ausdrill family fun day, employees were invited to attend with their partners and children for an alcohol free event. The carnival themed was continued for the family fun day but the menu was adapted for the children which included fish and chip cones, mini american sliders, hot dogs plus a whole lot more.


Food Station 1 – Pizzas

Wood fired Pizza – 4 delicious gorumet pizza flavours, cooked freshly onsite in our pizza oven

Food Station 2 – Mexican 

Sour range Yucatan chicken quesadilla, corn, avocado and cilantro salsa

Battered fish soft shell taco, chipotle mayo, fresh slaw, mango relish

Pulled pork, caramelized pineapple chutney, fresh rocket, sesame bun

Food Station 3 – Italiano

Lamb meatballs, rich Napoli sauce, mint chutney, tomato and cucumber salad, pita bread

Chicken, sun dried tomato penne, creamy parmesan sauce

Pumpkin, feta and preserved lemon arancini (v)

Food Station 4 – Paella

Paella cooked in a traditional 1.5 metre pan right in front of guests

Chicken, chorizo & Sweetcorn Paella; Rich homemade chicken stock infused with saffron and smoked paprika, sautéed chorizo, free range chicken, sweet corn kernels

Food Station 5 – Indian

Selection curry’s and sides

Butter chicken  |  Beef Rogan josh  |  Subzi with sambar and toasted seeds (V)

Selection of chutneys and relishes

Butter Naan bread

Yellow scented rice

Food Station 6 – American Sliders

Peri peri chicken, cheese, caramalised onion, cucumber and tomato salsa

Ground beef patty, fresh tomato, cheddar cheese and tomato chutney

Cracked wheat, lentil and honey, hummus and iceberg (V)

Pulled pork, chipotle mayo and pickled veg

Food Station 7 – English Gourmet Pies

Traditional beef pie, crusted pistachio pastry

Shepherds pie, with creamy mash

Lamb and rosemary pie

Chicken & mushroom pie, golden gruyere

Curry leaf, chickpea and aubergine pie, toasted cumin (V)

Food Station 8 – Dessert 

Cinnamon sugar coated donuts (fresh from the donut machine)

Decadent nutmeg, cinnamon& chocolate brownie

Blood orange melting moment

Peach melba triangle, raspberry patisserie, peach gloss

Gelato cart –  5 flavours of icecream

Seasonal fruit salad

Popcorn cart

Ultimo are proud to be associated with the amazing team from Ausdrill. We eagerly await next year’s Christmas party for another opportunity to provide innovative & imaginative party catering to compliment the evening.


On behalf of West Australian Ballet and the Black & White Ball committee I would like to thank Ultimo Catering & Events for your support and commitment which made Saturday evening so successful. We have received many wonderful comments from guests about the evening, including the fabulous food and attentive waiting staff. Please pass on my personal thanks to Jess for her attention to detail and focused manner throughout the evening. Everyone loved the venue, quite amazing that a tin shed can be transformed into something so beautiful.  Thank you once again.

Lisa Barrett,  WA Ballet