5 Awesome Work Christmas Party Ideas

Eat, Play / October 23, 2018

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 have got you covered.
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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 Indochine style menu, designed by an acclaimed chef teamed with a premium 4 hour 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: $157pp for 8 courses + a 4hr premium beverage package.
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 soak up Sydney’s incredible December weather? The Taste of Tokyo offers the perfect waterside backdrop. This package allows you to enjoy a specialty crafted cocktail by the water, before indulging in an 8 course share-style Japanese fusion banquet. Looking to take your celebration to the next level? Opt for matching wines and sakes with each course. It’s a surefire way to get everyone into the festival spirit.
Min no. of guests: 20ppl
Max no. of guests: 80ppl (full venue takeover)
Package Options: listed below

  • $85pp includes a cocktail on arrival + 6 course share style tasting menu.
  • $120pp includes a cocktail on arrival, 6 course share style tasting menu + 2 hour beverage package (includes unlimited sparkling, white, red and soft drinks)
  • $125pp includes a cocktail on arrival, 6 course share style tasting menu + matching wines and sakes with each course

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Farm to Table

It would seem we’re more inquisitive than ever when it comes to the interplay of food and farming. The Farmyard Feast package is all about letting the local producers and suppliers shine. Sandstone clad and oozing with history, this inner-city venue offers an intimate private dining room, perfect for smaller teams looking to have their own space exclusively.
Farmyard Feast Details
Min no. of guests: 20
Max no. of guests: 65
Package Options: see below
$95/head includes cocktail on arrival + 3 course share stye meal
$125/head includes cocktail on arrival + 3 course share style meal + matched wines
Looking to purchase additional drinks? Set up a tab on the day and indulge in each venues drinks menus!
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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 immediate brownie points for its centrality. If that wasn’t enough, this venue offers not one but three unique private dining rooms. For smaller teams of up to 12 people, take a seat at the round table, before a smorgasbord of contemporary Cantonese cuisine is served.
Groups of up to 20 people are best suited to this venue’s second private dining room. It’s a semi private room with glass doors so you’ll still feel like you’re in the restaurant.
Larger groups of up to 40 people are encouraged to take advantage of the restaurant’s third private space. Perfect for sit down and canapé style events, feast on delicious food, drink good wine and enjoy the privacy of your very own modern room.
Japanese Tea Garden
Those looking for a more causal, fun and equally delicious Christmas party should pay particular attention to the Japanese Tea Garden package. Nestled in a vibrant inner-city neighbourhood, teams of up to 18 are given exclusive assess of this venue’s first private dining room. Larger teams of up to 30 however are best suited to this restaurant’s second private space. Sun-drenched during the day and moody during the night, this room oozes character. Let the Japanese feast begin!
Farmyard Feast
Sandstone clad and oozing in history, this inner-city venue is perfect for teams of up to 16 people looking for a private space. Crack bon-bons, feast on contemporary Australian fan fare cooked by one of Australia’s top chefs and sip on carefully curated wine this festive season. Ideal for lunch and dinner sittings, your team will love you for it.

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!
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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 a whole lot of natural allure to any day spent rolling out pasta dough and sipping on gorgeous 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
To 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
Cheese and Wine, How Divine
Think you know your cheese and wine? Impress your workmates with this interactive cheese and wine pairing masterclass. In a blind-tasting, taste a wine at each stand, paired with a cheese. At the end of 4 wine and cheese stations, an expert will pitch every wine and its matched cheese, revealing its origin and explaining its main characteristics.
Package: $85pp includes 4 wines paired with 4 cheeses.
Min no. of guests: 1oppl
Max no. of guests: 20ppl
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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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