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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coffee and catering with RM Williams

When someone from an Australian icon such as RM Williams contacts you on a run of the mill afternoon enquiring about catering for a photo shoot there is only one thing to do…accept the job immediately and deal with the logistics later. 



RM Williams were recently in the Broken Hill area shooting photos for their catalogue and   one of their locations happened to be on our neighbour's property, Kars station. 

Terry, myself, Annabelle and George were on the move well before sunrise to start the day off with bacon and egg rolls, fruit and toast.  We also set up our coffee machine to keep the crew fuelled up on caffeine.  The coffee was met with delight.  I think our new city friends were thrilled to hear the hissing of an espresso machine coming from the shearer’s quarters in the middle of ‘nowhere’.






With breakfast dealt with efficiently the team of fashion professionals headed off into the early morning with their beautiful clothes, accessories, computers and big cameras.

For morning tea we served hazelnut chocolate brownie, mini pikelets with locally made lemon curd, zucchini slice and of course another round of coffee.  In between preparing food we enjoyed a glimpse of the modelling, styling and photography unfolding in the garden at Kars.  I believe a few pieces of our food may even appear as props in the catalogue which is rather exciting.





Lunch was served in the shearer’s huts and included our own roast lamb and salad wraps to add a little local flavour.  

The afternoon snacks were healthy and easily transportable.  The takeaway box included crackers, dips, nuts, dried fruit and freshly made popcorn for the crew to take with them on the road.

Our day proved to be a lot of fun, a great experience and we found a few things to fine tune in the catering department.  The crew were easy going and we now have a better understanding of all the hard work that occurs behind the scenes in those beautiful, glossy catalogues.  Opportunities only come along once in while don't they...have you had any come your way lately?  I hope so!




24 comments :

  1. Wow that's so cool. Looks like you did a tremendous job! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. jane..that's such a great gig..and lots of hard work but it sounds like you really enjoyed it..x

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  3. Wow, so glad you said yes and seized the oppurtunity! Everything looks delicious, they were very lucky to have you cooking for them!

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  4. Thanks for calling in girls x

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  5. How exciting! Congratulations Jane, looks like you did a fantastic job with the catering!
    And those pikelets with lemon curd look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your family favourites over at my blog too:)

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  6. Looks like you had a great day Jane and your food looks delicious!!! Beautiful photos as always :)

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  7. well done Jane :) i was thinking as i drove past your place i should have dropped in for a visit...sounds like i should have dropped over at Kars instead ;) Hope to catch up soon. Hear you on the "air" monday x

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    1. Thanks Kylie, have a good weekend :)

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  8. What fun! I kinda wish I was there with you to have helped out and spied on the models!

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    1. You could have been official caterer's photographer Mel!

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  9. Fantastic! Exciting! Those lemon curd tartlets...what are they...?

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    1. Mrs Bok, they are pikelets which are like little pancakes, I think they are also known as drop scones. Very easy and tasty especially with the lemon curd. Thanks for calling in :)

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  10. It looks like you did a fantastic job - everything looks delicious! And what a fantastic opportunity! It will be so exciting to see your food in the pictures :)

    Katie x

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  11. Wow Jane!!! What an amazing oportunity!!!

    I'm sure there were some very satisfied models after getting a belly full of your gorgeous food - I love the roast lamb rolls, they looks absolutely divine!!!

    Jodie :)

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  12. What a day Jane. That lemon curd looks amazingly thick! Wow. Thanks for sharing it with us. I bet the lamb rolls were delicious too. Great job Smiths and great photos too.

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  13. How delicious and how very exciting! I shall be looking out for the cattledog!

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  14. Sounds like a very exciting day, Jane! :)

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  15. What a fun job that must have been for you. The food looks so delicious and very sustaining. Lucky crew.

    Great photos too - love the lined up boot shots!

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane