5 Awesome Work Christmas Party Ideas

Eat, Play, Sydney / 23 June 2019

The Secret Foodies team reveal five Christmas party ideas guaranteed to keep everyone in the festive spirit.

To avoid the stress of those last-minute bookings and give you ample time to arrange the ultimate end of year party, we’ve reached out to events team Secret Foodies to uncover five winning staff Christmas party ideas. Whether you’re looking for a meal with a waterfront views, an intimate private dining room or a big celebration on an inner-city rooftop, the Secret Foodies team come with over 10 years experience in culinary event creation.

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Secret Rooftop Experience

Fancy yourself an adventurous foodie? Why not have your work Christmas party in an exclusive, secret rooftop space. Situated in the heart of the inner-city, enjoy a bespoke menu designed by an acclaimed chef with the option of a flowing beverage package. With both indoor and outdoor seating, this rooftop is not only weather proof but also fail proof when it comes to impressing everyone in your team.

Min no. of guests: 20ppl
Max no. of guests: 70ppl (sit down)
Package: to view pricing and package options click here

NB: Please note that during November and December, there will be an amended minimum spend to reflect high demand.

Dinner with a View

Who could blame you for wanting to take advantage of Sydney’s incredible December weather? Taste of Tokyo offers the perfect waterside backdrop. This package allows you to enjoy a specialty crafted cocktail by the water, before indulging in a share-style Japanese fusion banquet, with the option of a flowing beverage package.

Min no. of guests: 20ppl
Max no. of guests: 80ppl (full venue takeover)
Package Options: listed below

  • $85pp includes a cocktail on arrival + share style tasting menu.
  • $135pp includes a cocktail on arrival, share style tasting menu + 2 hour beverage package (includes unlimited sparkling, white, red and soft drinks)

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Taste of Portugal

Take a trip to Portugal without ever leaving Sydney! Hosted in a trendy inner-city restaurant, dine under the vines in your own private courtyard and let your Portugal-native chef guide you through a four-course meal of his favourite dishes.

Min no. of guests: 20ppl
Max no. of guests: 45ppl
Package Options: listed below

$115pp includes a cocktail on arrival + 4 course menu
$145pp includes a cocktail on arrival + 4 course menu + 3hr drinks package

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Exclusive Private Dining Room

Ahh solace, away from the screaming children, cute couples and messy eaters is what you get from the sanctity of your very own private dining room. Here you’ll find a complete list of the Secret Foodies packages which offer private dining rooms.

Tales of the Orient

Situated in the heart of the CBD, this package gets brownie points for its centrality. If that wasn’t enough, this venue offers not one but three unique private dining rooms.

private dining room 1: Suited for smaller teams – up to 12ppl.

private dining room 2: Suited for teams 10-20ppl.

private dining room 3: Suited for up to 40ppl.

1920s Speakeasy

This venue oozes character, hosted in a conveniently inner-city location. Downstairs from the main dining room lies a secret space, tucked away for those looking for a touch more privacy. Suitable for intimate groups, this 1920s inspired hangout is perfectly suited for 20-36ppl seated.

Package: pricing and package options sent upon request. To enquire, click here.

Cooking Classes

Looking for a festive celebration that involves a little more than just eating and drinking? These cooking classes let you get hands on, before diving head first into the delicious food you’ve just created. Bon appetite!

French Cooking Class

Learn the art of French cooking with a charismatic, flamboyant host and chef de cuisine. Watch carefully before getting hands on during an interactive 1.5 hour cooking class. Afterwards sit back and enjoy the three course meal and sides you’ve created. Walk away with recipes to replicate at home and impress your friends and family.

Package: $130/head includes a glass of de Perriere Brut on arrival followed by 1.5 hr hour hands on cooking class.
Min no. of guests: 20
Max no. of guests: 40

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Italian Pasta Class

There’s plenty to love about rolling out pasta dough and sipping on Italian wines during an Italian cooking class. Throw in a little healthy competition between you and your colleagues and this is a sure fire way to get the team grinning this festive season. After your class, sit down and relax as the pasta you’ve made is served alongside homemade sauces. Bellissimo!

Package: $129/head includes a glass of wine on arrival, cheese and meat boards for snacks, 2hr pasta making class. Add beverage package 2 hrs $30 or 3hrs for $40 (includes house red and white, Prosecco)
Min number of guests:20
Max number of guests: 38

Availability: Any time Monday – Friday, Saturday afternoon/evening subject to venue and teacher availability.

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Italian Pizza Class
Just think, you might actually learn a trick or two at this year’s work Christmas party! We promise you won’t be thinking too hard though. With the fundamentals of the perfect dough and toppings under your belt, sit back and relax as you eat your creation with a glass of wine.

Package: $119/head includes 2hr hands on pizza making class, a glass of wine on arrival + antipasto boards served as snacks. You’ll then eat what you create and finish with Nutella Oreo Dessert Pizza. Guests will also receive a special gift bag at the end of the experience.
Add a beverage package (includes house red, white, rosé, Prosecco, beer and soft drinks) for $30 for 2hrs or $40 for 3hrs.

Min number of guests: 20
Max number of guests: 28

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Sushi and Sashimi Masterclass
Ever wanted to perfect the art of sushi making at home? Now you can thanks to this 2 hour interactive masterclass. Led by one of Sydney’s top Japanese chefs, learn how to prepare sushi rice and make the freshest sushi. You’ll also learn the art of sashimi making including how to select the perfect fish and prepare the highest quality pieces. Not only will you eat your creation, your team can also walk away with a certificate, recipes and new skills to impress both family and friends.

Package: $105pp includes a cocktail + nibbles on arrival, a 2hr masterclass with one of Sydney’s top Japanese chefs. You’ll then sit down and eat your culinary creations.
Max no. of guests: 24ppl

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As most of you would know our sister company is Secret Foodies, so naturally we’re a little biased. With that in mind, a Secret Foodies Christmas party is an experience you’ll quickly fall in love with. We promise.

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