Cocktails & Canapés2nd May 2022
Cocktails & Canapés has launched as world-class culinary and beverage specialists creating a new standard in luxury experiences with inventive produce-led menus that represent a local and seasonal philosophy. Already securing a number of high profile events including the coveted partnership with Afterpay Australian Fashion Week as exclusive caterer at the upcoming shows from 9th-13th May, Cocktails & Canapés will be débuting a sustainable offering that supports artisan producers and local suppliers.
Founded by hospitality entrepreneur Cam Northway, founder of globally renowned drinks agency Sweet&Chilli, hospitality consultancy ATYPICAL and Bondi restaurant and bar Rocker, Cocktails & Canapés is intended to revolutionise the catering landscape with next-gen experiences that blend tailored food and drink experiences with unforgettable style. Backed by a team of experts, from culinary masters to award-winning beverage consultants, pioneering event designers and event managers who oversee every aspect from consultation to delivery, Cocktails & Canapés is the culmination of hospitality visionaries who are focused on crafting inventive produce-led food and beverage offerings.
“The catering landscape has traditionally been a sea of sameness with cookie-cutter offerings dominating the space. However, there’s been a cultural shift in consumer expectations – people are experience-starved and want to be wowed, they crave tailored food and drink concepts that fuse warmth and style. That’s where Cocktails & Canapés comes in, we’re not just a catering company, but experience catalysts. We work with clients to turn their vision into a story – from our extensive menu options that can be custom-designed to suit the brief to bespoke cocktails that are crafted by award-winning beverage experts – we live and breathe hospitality excellence and have the track record to prove it”, said Cam Northway, Cocktails & Canapés founder.
With no industry serving as better evidence to the transformation society has undergone since COVID-19 effectively killed the events space overnight, Cocktails & Canapés sets a new standard that’s in-line with the market demand: curated experiences built on creativity, bold seasonal flavours and sustainably. With climate change being one of the major themes of the past decade, Cocktails & Canapés is striving to address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues. Such as food waste reduction, replacing single-use plastics and disposables with biodegradable options, using seasonal, local produce and working across their complete supply chain to create a more sustainably sourced food and beverage experience.
From private parties, corporate and brand events, product launches, celebrations, and occasions of all kinds, Cocktails & Canapés brings a collective 20+ years in bespoke experiences working with clients Sydney-wide, including global brands Rolls Royce, IMG and BVLGARI.
Cam Northway is founder and Managing Director of Sweet&Chilli, a globally renowned drinks brand activation, liquid development and hospitality training consultancy operating across Australasia, UK and the US; ATYPICAL, a one-stop shop for hospitality developers providing a blend of business strategy, concept creation, hospitality, kitchen and bar design, food and beverage creation, experience design and operational implementation and management; Cocktail Porter Australia and UK, a premium bottled cocktail and DIY cocktail subscription service; co- founder of Bondi restaurant and bar Rocker and a number of other fully owned start-up businesses. For the past twenty years, Cam has immersed himself in the world of hospitality and found a niche to make his own, helping bring to life the vision of high-end restaurants, bars, hotels and drinks brands around the world.