Live Catering in Sydney

Live Catering in Sydney

At Taj Indian Restaurant we have redefined live catering in Sydney,  a uniquely modern and cultural facet infused into an unforgettable dining experience.

Specialised buffet station with high thermal insulating capacities is used to serve and keep food at its ideal temperature. This is done for certain foods that cannot be made on the spot due to time constraints presented by the booking duration of the venue or the hosts the event themselves.

Other dishes, look so extravagant in the process of its creation that displaying it live becomes an attraction within an event itself, presenting huge scope for creativity.

Barbecues and ice stations lend themselves are popular choices in summer events for Live Catering in Sydney, while live kneeling and rolling out of naan dough is done in a lot of restaurants that serve North Indian food, and have an entire glass wall on one side of the kitchen for this reason, so guests can be entertained and are more likely to engage and show interest in the food they are consuming. 

Wok dishes are also a popular choice as they cook ingredients at extremely hot temperatures, making their aroma allure guests to view how the food is prepared, making them more likely to consume it and ask questions about it and it’s history. This promotes a positive cultural environment and spreads awareness of the various types of dishes served, pushing it beyond the bounds of an ordinary dining Live Catering in Sydney.

Other benefits of live catering include its representation as a highly professional culinary experience and the fact that it cultivates a friendly and inviting environment between guests and the service professionals.  Live Catering in Sydney of this sort has the flexibility of being combined with various other types of services and activities. For example, many buffet services allow children to decorate their own cookies before they are baked in the oven and many famous restaurants and hotels conduct supervised tours of their kitchens to give a first-hand experience into what goes on behind the scenes and why certain dishes are prepared the way they are. Food and lifestyle bloggers, food critics, and tourists are particularly interested in such activities.

Live catering in Sydney attempts to engage all senses of the individual, planning great emphasis on the olfactory, and visual auditory engagement to craft a culinary experience the remains embedded in one’s memory un-hindered.

Indian Street Food

Indian Street food in Australia

Indian street food has come far from the busy hustle and bustle of Mumbai and Delhi and has now delved straight into the urban streets of Melbourne and Sydney, adding a youthful edge to its traditional outlook on the Indian dining experience. Many like to refer to Indian Street food as Indian fast food because of how easy and quick the preparation process is.

Most Indian Street food is either fried, grilled, or sautéed, as these cooking methods are the fastest methods to ensure food is sterile enough to consume and while remaining true to its traditional taste palette. ‘Vada Pav’ for instance, is Mumbai’s version of a veggie burger and consists of a fried potato patty garnished with spicy sauces and sandwich between two lightly toasted bread buns. It is commonly known as Mumbai’s staple street food so much that what hot dogs are to New Yorkers, Vada Pav is to Mumbaikers.

Furthermore, Indo Chinese dishes constitute a huge part of Indian Street Food such as ‘Chilli Honey Potato’ which consists of short straw cut potato fries tossed in honey and chill sauce, often garnished with sesame seeds. The most popular Indochinese street food that is seen most popular on the streets of Delhi are ‘momos’ and ‘Haka Noodles’.

Momos are Chinese dumplings filled with a spicy filling that can either be meat or vegetables and come in fried or boiled varieties. They are prepared in no more than five minutes and go well with chilli sauce and soft drinks that vibe well with India’s street culture. ‘Haka noodles’ are thin Chinese noodles sautéed in Indian spices and sauces similar to the sauté of Manchurian. People often prefer to have ‘Haka Noodles and Manchurian’ together rather than separately, like most other Indian Street Food.

Indian Street Food is the most rapidly expanding sector of Indian dining because f how easily it can be mixed and matched and fused with other cultures to give rise to new dishes. It is because of its flexibility, quick preparation, and diverse taste palette which gives it the allure it has today.

Are you craving for Indian Street food? Go to Taj Indian Restaurant in Sydney.

Punjabi Thali in Sydney

Punjabi Thali in Sydney is by far one of the most popular North Indian choices. A ‘thali’ translates to a sectioned plate or a platter designed to contain small amounts of several different curries usually from the same region, to provide the consumer with a multi-flavoured dining experience, or when the client cannot decide on one meal and prefers to sample from several different items. So a Punjabi Thali is a selection of popular dishes and beads served in the North Indian state of Punjab.

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Punjabi dining is mostly influenced by the agricultural lifestyle of Punjab is well noted for. Tandoori (grill style) cooking is what makes Punjabi food more unique from most other Indian varieties and has made its global mark in various parts of the world, and it is the combination of popular Punjabi curries and bread that contribute the perfect Punjabi Thali in Sydney.

A popular bread that’s often seen in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is ‘Makke Ki Roti’. This is a dry textured flatbread that is made from cornmeal and is served alongside a spinach based curry called ‘Sarson Ka Saag’ that is also found in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney. Rice is not always served in a Punjabi Thali in Sydney, but if present, is paired with a rich butter filled lentil curry called ‘Daal makhani’ which literally translates to “Lentil buttery”.

Although most Punjabi curries are rich and cream based, some lentil curries do not contain butter or cream at all and can be requested to replace the default selection of curries if you are lactose intolerant or vegan. Similarly, Punjabi bread like ‘naan’ for instance can be replaced with ‘Makke Ki Roti’ if the client is gluten intolerant as traditional ‘Makke Ki Roti’ is entirely corn meal based.

Punjabi thalis are hence highly customisable and are also unique in their own way as are Thalis from other regions in India. For client’s that prefer not to indulge in a selection of curries that are spicy, a Punjabi Thali in Sydney is the ideal choice.

Are you craving Punjabi food? You will love our Punjabi Thali, come into any of our branches and find out for your self. Taj Indian Restaurant is famous for its authentic flavours and rich aromas.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney has contributed to the intricacy of Sydney’s thriving multicultural society for decades. Sydney has a come a long way from just serving Idli and Dosa as South Indian staple foods, to the multi-faceted varieties offered today that can be easily customised suited to customer requirements.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney differs from it’s North Indian catering as it emphasises the used rice more in their dishes compared to the bread which is more popular in North India and the staple ‘go to’ hot beverage is not chai, but filter coffee.

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In Contrast, South Indian Food Catering in Sydney places greater emphasis on the use of yoghurt as a sided condiment to level out the spice level in their curries and add a sour twang to the taste palette making dishes more enjoyable and diverse in tastes.

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The most famous South Indian Food Catering in Sydney consists of the popular ‘Dosa’, a paper-thin rice sheet made from shallow frying rice batter on a hot stove, and usually envelopes a filling of some sort- the most popular filling being spiced potatoes and ‘Sambhar’ and ‘Rasam’, the most popular curries in South India and has a thin water-like consistency. This combination is known as Masala Dosa.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney serves delicacies from the popular southern states of India which includes Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu etc which regional variations within their own states. For instance, popular Andhra meals are popular for using chilli and Tamarind abundantly in their cooking, with most of their dishes being made from lentils.

South Indian Food Catering in Sydney serve hundreds of dishes beyond dosas, Idlis, rice, and other forms of carbs with several different curries and vegetable mixes depending on the type of occasion (wedding, or religious ceremony). A wider variety of curries are served during weddings, whereas a smaller range of major staple foods is served during religious events e.g. Lemon rice.

Gold Licence for Indian Catering in Sydney

Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney

Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney signifies that the quality of the food and services in term of professionalism and other factors such as hygiene and food safety. Taj Indian Restaurant is proud of our reputation as a Gold Licence for Indian Catering Holder. Once a company obtains a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney and their gold licence number they can use it on all promotional material to indicate that their products and services are of a highly trustable standard. A board of qualified professionals determines whether a company is granted a gold licence. This accreditation board includes two qualified professionals from Environmental Health Australia and the Food Safety Partnership and the Restaurant & Catering membership base.

The process of attaining a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney begins with submitting a gold licence application to the accreditation board which is reviewed comprehensively to assess whether professional standards are satisfied. Before applying for a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney, the company needs to fulfil the following requirements as  stated by the Restaurant and Catering Association (RCAASN) New South Wales:

1)    A satisfactory Health Inspection Report on all commercial kitchens and transport vehicles (must be less than six months old)

2)    Certificate of the currency of workers compensation in the name of the applicant (minimum of $100,000)

3)    Certificate of currency for public and product liability insurance in the name of applicant (minimum $10 million insurance for each liability)

4)    Food Safety Program (including details on food transportation) – please contact the association for suggested guidelines

5)    Background resume of the nominated person showing at least five years experience in the hospitality or catering industry and supporting documentation including copies of training qualifications (applies to new applicants only)

6)    Food Safety Supervisor Certificate (applicable in NSW, QLD and VIC only)

It is absolutely essential for all restaurants to be accredited with a gold license and it is next to impossible that a restaurant without it will be deemed in high regard. There several benefits of having a Gold licence for Indian Catering in Sydney as defined by RCAASN which promise:

  • Demonstrating a high standard of professionalism
  • Accessing supporting market materials
  • Differentiating your business from competitors
  • Giving rise to additional business opportunities

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