2016 from the Kitchen

2016 from the Kitchen

By Liz Johnston on 20 January 2017

I know you haven’t heard from me in a very long time now so I better fill you in with a quick recap on the end of 2016 before we jump into 2017.

September was extremely busy for us filled with beautiful weddings and lots of corporate catering. It began with our Father’s Day luncheon which filled the house with smiles, laughter and multiple chargrilled delicacies. The kitchen team had a blast putting together the buffet of black pepper and lime chicken, barbequed prawns with avocado, along with mouth watering chargrilled vegetables. The light and tranquil mood radiated throughout the function centre, both front and back of house. My main offsider Maddie shined that day, doing an outstanding job putting all the finishing touches on the dishes, whilst our senior waitress, Hannah ensured the buffet was full to the brim the entire luncheon. At the end of the day all the staff were happy with the leftover strawberry and chocolate pizzas to gorge themselves on.

Later in the month, Lazy River also hosted a busy weekend catering for the Mothers of St Joseph’s College students. They enjoyed an outdoor banquet at the Dundullimal Homestead feasting on rump roasts from Hereford Red and cheese platters filled with Second Mouse Cheese Co’s finest produce.

November saw WOMDOMNOM participants camp on the river bank at Lazy River as they kayaked from Wellington to Narromine. The weary travellers, famished from their long day all came back for seconds and thirds from the barbecue buffet we provided. The day itself became a great day for all of us being intriguing and exciting, as we met and conversed with many of the kayakers. 

In the last month for 2016 we were extremely busy as per usual for that time of year, with Christmas parties and events, which are always enjoyable to cater. Christmas food is fun food and the festive spirit bounced around the kitchen while we played with fresh berries, redcurrants, and locally grown and smoked Christmas hams. It got all our staff excited for our own Christmas party, which we love to hold every year for all the staff.

That wraps up 2016 and now we’re reenergised and looking forward to another amazing year here in the Lazy River kitchen.

Cheers, Chef Stephanie

Category: From the Kitchen

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

By Liz Johnston on 16 December 2016

Merry Christmas and happy new year! With the end of the year just around the corner the last few days have given us an opportunity to unwind and reflect on our accomplishments for the year (a very busy one at that!)

There have been numerous improvements made to the Estate including a new white granite ceremony area and top class conference facilities installed in the function centre. We have launched our Mobile Catering services; Lazy River Gourmet Catering Dubbo and purchased a delivery van to assist with catering. We are looking forward to 2017 with new opportunities on the horizon.

Thank you again for all of your support through 2016!

Our office will be closed from Friday 23 December 2016 through to Wedesday 4 January 2017.

Merry xmas 

Categories: Events, The Office

Christmas Pop-up Markets

Christmas Pop-up Markets

By Liz Johnston on 24 November 2016

Two of my favourite things, combined into a unique shopping event with over 80 stalls holders from our region. Well HELLO!

I am SO excited for December 11. I have saved all of my Christmas shopping for this day; finding treasures for all my loved ones. With the function centre open you can grab a cold drink (mine will be alcoholic) and walk around shopping for the day, discovering a combination of art, craft, design, gourmet food and live music all within one location.

With something for everyone, the markets are an opportunity for those wishing to buy handmade products and support local makers and small businesses.

Visit our Facebook page to view the stall holders.


Can't wait to see you all!


Category: Events

Catering Dubbo and Central West NSW

Catering Dubbo and Central West NSW

By Liz Johnston on 13 November 2016

Did you know that we cater? We have full mobile catering services available at our venue, at your home or even at another venue. It doesn’t matter where you are; if you require catering for your next event we can help! As leading event caterers in Dubbo and Central West NSW we focus on delivering what the client wants (and deserves) for their next function.

To make our catering a little easier (and more professional) we bought a CATERING VAN! What better way to tell EVERYONE what we do but to have a mobile billboard, constantly promoting our services!

You can order online or email events@lazyriverestate.com.au to place an order!

COMPETITION TIME || Take a photo with the van, post it on Insta, tag us and #lazyrivercatering to go in the draw to win a gourmet gift hamper to the value of $200! (Drawn 30 Nov 2016)

#tagus #winnow #lazyriverestate #catering #cateringdubbo#competitiontime #deliveryvan

Categories: Events, The Office

Supporting the locals

Supporting the locals

By Liz Johnston on 22 September 2016

Supporting locals is key! It is the locals that keep the wheel turning at Lazy Rver Estate and in turn we prefer to support local where we can. Paddock to Plate or Flavours on the Farm is a trending event concept seeing small and large local suppliers showcase their produce directly from the farm to the plate in events across the world!

The next Flavours on the Farm luncheon is being held at Lazy River Estate on the banks of the Macquarie River on Sunday 9 October from 11am and is showcasing four suppliers from the region including;

Second Mouse Cheese
Orange, NSW

Second Mouse Cheese

Tickled Pink Pork 
Narromine, NSW

Tickled Pink Pork

Grassland Poultry
Wellington, NSW

Grassland Poultry

Mumblepeg Citrus
Narromine NSW

Mumblepeg Citrus

We first started Flavours on the Farm in 2015 and since have held 5 luncheon showcasing over 10 local suppliers from our region. Each producer has a different story and relationship with their product. Previous suppliers include;

Extraordinary Pork
Dubbo, NSW

Suspicious Squirel
Orange, NSW

The Gourmet Goat Lady
Collie, NSW

Badlands Brewery
Orange, NSW

Little Big Diary Co
Dubbo, NSW

Brigadoon Harvest
Tooraweenah, NSW




Hereford Red Beef
Yeoval, NSW

Black Gate Distillery
Eumungerie, NSW

Curracreek Figs
Dunedoo, NSW


Murrungundy Pistachio
Elong Elong, NSW

Midnight Down Preserves
Narromine, NSW

There are also a number of key businesses which help provide the goods (and knowledge) we need to bring it all together. Bourke St Butchery, Mick and Pauls Fruit and Vege, Midwest Foods and GH Cole - just to name a few!

Sometimes it is just nice to say THANK YOU. Thank you to all that support us whether is be attending, supplying produce or sharing your knowledge; we appreciate it all!

Tickets to the next luncheon are now onsale! Get it quick to avoid disappointment. Click here to get your tickets now

Categories: Events, From the Kitchen, The Office

A HUGE thankyou to yourself during the lead up to and on the big day for your professionalism and  random hugs to us when required!  All our reports back have been outstanding on the staff service and the quantity & quality of food served and so very pleased that we choose Lazy River Catering for our wedding. 
Weekes & Williams Wedding

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required