Month: August 2015

Finger food catering in Melbourne

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Socialize, Eat and Be Merry

Throwing a get together does not have to be all that complicated.  You can make grand plans and have a grand soiree, but it is usually just the simple things that are enough and the most enjoyed and remembered.  Likewise, it does not take a complicated dish to make everyone happy.

Great food and smaller bites only need a handful of the best ingredients to be delicious.  The simpler joys in life are the best, we all know this.

For small and large gatherings, the most social food and maybe even the best are the ones you can eat with your hands.  Who does not love finger food?  It can be fancy and intricate or smaller versions of your favorite comfort foods.  It does not matter, because in just one or two bites you are transported to another place and enjoying the moment and maybe life in general.

Big or small, we can plan a finger food menu fit to any gathering size.  We have menus to choose from and plenty of suggestions, but we are open to any personal requests you might have too.  Tell us the theme of your party, what ingredients and presentation you want.  Each of our menus is designed according to the season and what local ingredients are available.  Fresh and local food is the very best and that is what we want to offer you.  What are your favorite foods?  Maybe we can come up with miniature versions!

We can help plan the number of small bites and which finger foods you want served and when.  If you want buffet style or a walk about service, just let us know your wants and needs.  We just want everyone to socialize, enjoy the great foo

G’Day Chef is all about bringing superb food to discerning diners – at the office, at home or even in the backyard. Wherever you are in Melbourne, talk to us about your finger food Melbourne catering needs. Entertain with little bites of food that invigorates the palate!

The greater proportion of our clientele who choose G’Day Chef to cater for their private events are passionate foodies. For over 10 years G’Day Chef has assisted guests entertain with little bites of food that invigorate the palate!

Every event we cater, we customize a menu and package to suit, so give us a call today to discuss your Gourmet finger food catering requirements.

– See more at: http://www.gdaychef.com.au/

A Simple Introduction of Food Safety in the Home – Food safety tips 2015

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Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to prevent contamination and food borne illnesses it also referred to as food sanitation and hygiene.  In Australia, all food establishments are required to implement food safety at home systems.  One person in each food business is required to undergo basic food safety training.  The basic safety training consists of:

  • Inhibiting the growth of bacteria that can cause food poisoning.
  • Problems with product packaging such as leaks in packs, damage to packaging and diseases spread by pests.
  • Food handling – these includes re-packing, food storage, packaging, cleaning, sanitizing and delivery
  • Personal hygiene
  • Serving customers who are at risk of allergies
  • Sanitation and proper storage

Food Poisoning Prevention

Food poisoning is a serious matter.  It can cause serious health problems and sometimes death.  Food poisoning is caused by poor handling of food making it susceptible to bacteria.  Particular groups of people are at more risk in food poisoning.  It is paramount to prevent food poisoning.  Here are a few general guidelines to do so:

  • Foods that came from animals such as meat, dairy products and eggs are cooked thoroughly or pasteurized. Check the temperature of the food using a thermometer
  • Never eat spoiled eggs or meats. Be sure to verify the expiration date of meat and eggs before purchasing them
  • Transport food items correctly
  • Better buy fresh products and ensure its quality
  • Wash your hands, knives and chopping boards thoroughly with warm water and anti-bacterial soap
  • Wash vegetables and fruits thoroughly
  • Ready to eat foods should be cooked until the recommended temperatures are achieved

Getting Help for Food Poisoning

If you or someone you know feel bad after consuming a particular food, it is better to see a doctor right away since they know the proper medication and report the incident to your local health authority so that they can investigate the situation.

Four Safety Tips for Home Food Safety

  1. Wash – The simplest way of avoiding bacteria in your kitchen and onto your food is by washing your hands and washing your cutting boards, utensils and dishes thoroughly.
  2. Separate – Separate the ready to eat foods from raw meat, poultry and seafoods because bacteria can spread through cross contamination.
  3. Cook – Food is safely cooked when it reaches an adequate internal temperature that kills the harmful bacteria that may cause food poisoning. Don’t rely on colour, texture and taste when cooking.  The most reliable way to check if the food is cooked is by using a thermometer.
  4. Refrigerate – Cooling foods slows the growth of illness causing bacteria and keep them out of the temperature danger zone. Perishable foods left unrefrigerated for 2 hours can cause food poisoning.  Refrigerate promptly and correctly.

At the end of the day common sense plays a significant role when it comes to food safety.  The well being of your goodself and the people around you is literally in your hands.

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