IN OUR KITCHEN

Multiskilled, Barbette's Feast offers a range of services to help make your life in the kitchen a pleasure!

 

GIFT BOXES


Handmade biscuits packaged as a gesture of thanks.  What began as a token gift to my husband’s clients has grown into a marketing phenomenon for his business;  clients book jobs in just to ensure they get biscuits at Christmas and Easter!

 

Our gift boxes are also ideal for Christmas gifts for teachers, contractors, friends, neighbours, sporting coaches or as an appreciation to midwives for their support.

 

Biscuits are presented in a beautifully simple box with a ribbon to suit the occasion and personalised message.  Using organic free range eggs, belgian chocolate, real butter and other quality ingredients, all biscuits are handmade from scratch so Barbette’s Feast can cater to most dietary requirements.  Flavours include

  • Triple choc cashew

  • Triple choc peanut

  • Anzac biscuits

  • Cranberry, pistachio and chocolate (ideal for Christmas!)

  • Almond shortbread

  • Iced gingerbread (can include a corporate logo)

 

Gift boxes start at $10 for 1-20, $9 for 21-40 and $8 for 50+.  Please email us on the contact page with any inquiries.

 

CATERING


With a hospitality background primarily in catering, it is in this area that Barb’s passion lies.  Specialising in canapés, high tea style, buffets and platters, no celebration is too big or too small.  Everything is made in our kitchen apart from some breads and pastries, ensuring that all dietary issues can be catered for.  Using fresh, seasonal produce coupled with a background in architecture, Barbette’s Feast food looks as good as it tastes, with the amount of return clients being a testament to our quality and style.

 

With food ranging from self serve to fully staffed events - be they kids’ parties, all age birthdays, engagement and weddings, baby showers and christenings, product launches, funerals, boat trips and corporate events – we’d love to help you make your event special and stress free no matter the occasion.  Please see our CATERING MENUS page for prices and options but feel free to contact us for a menu individually tailored to your requirements.

 

We are a member of The Australian Association of Food Professionals and an Associate Member of The Coeliac Society of NSW.

 

 

CUPCAKE PARTIES

 

For a fabulously entertaining party, kids get to decorate four cupcakes as we show them step by step how to replicate our designs.  Parents are amazed not only at the fabulousness of the cup cakes the kids decorate but also the concentration and patience that the kids take on in achieving results.  Our staff clean up afterwards and it can be held in a park or your home.  Barbette’s Feast also holds Cupcake Decorating Workshops at their Narrabeen Headquarters in school holidays.  Contact us to be included on our mailing list so you can be notified of our next workshop!

 

Please note our cupcake parties are G-rated but we can also organise X rated ones for Hen’s Parties!  Shhh don’t tell the boys!

 

 

COOKING CLASSES


As well as the fuss free option of doing all the cooking for you, our cooking classes are designed to give you the tools to entertain effortlessly on your own!  Taught with differing themes to suit the seasons, each class gives participants a complete menu.  All recipes are aimed so that they can be used for every day family meals. 

 

We use fresh, readily available ingredients and also offer you the opportunity to purchase some tools and equipment used in class so there is no excuse not to implement what participants have learnt in your their home.  Classes are kept small and run demonstration style in a home kitchen to keep them personal and ensure clients get the most out of them.  Each participant goes home with all recipes from the class, a shopping list and time frame for doing work where applicable and a Barbette’s Feast limited edition pen!

 

Kindly contact us to go on our mailing list to keep up to date on our Cooking Class schedule.

 

CELEBRATION CAKES

 

Something as simple as a cake can transform a celebration.  From the twinkle in a child’s eye to the smile on an elderly person’s face, a celebration cake can ensure your party is talked about and remembered long after the event.  With extensive training in cake decorating plus an architectural eye for design and construction, we will provide you with the cake of your dreams.  We use organic free range eggs, Belgian chocolate, real butter and other top quality ingredients so our cakes taste as good as they look!  Available flavours are

  • White chocolate mud

  • Chocolate mud

  • Chocolate fudge

  • Coconut

  • Lemon

  • Lemon poppyseed

  • Lime

  • Lime and coconut

  • Lime and poppyseed

  • Orange

  • Orange poppyseed

  • Caramel mud

  • Jaffa marble

  • Marble

Gluten-, dairy- and egg free and vegan cakes available in some flavours

 

Please see our Catering Menus page for prices or contact us for a quote if you have anything specific in mind.

 

CUPCAKES

 

Barbette’s Feast cupcakes are always a show stopper! Be they our generous sized regular or our mini ones, smooth or buttercream swirl icing, they always make a spectacular impression.  Fantastic for school birthdays, bite size for finger food parties or with a secret hidden inside for baby reveals, their delicious flavour is matched by their beautiful exterior.  Neither dry nor gluggy, our cupcakes are made with real chocolate to give them a moist, rich flavour to savour.  Barbette’s Feast lends out stand for orders of 24 cup cakes or more (depending upon availability; full replacement cost is required for any damage).  Flavours as per cakes above.  

 

CAKE POPS

 

Delicious bite sized treats on a stick ideal for taking to school, canapé functions or as a take home gift in lieu of a party bag full of junk!  Designed to match a theme, a light bright exterior (although it could be black!) hides a rich mud cake inside.  Combined with ganache and a candy coating, they taste rich and sumptuous but at just a mouthful they are not too naughty!

 

Cake pops start at $3 each with a minimum of 12 of any design. 

 

BISCUITS

 

Ideal for corporate gifts or party favours, biscuits are the new black! With a longer shelf life than cupcakes and easier to transport and store than cakes, cake pops and cup cakes, these are ideal for conference favours or showbags to promote your business. And of course they taste yummy too!  In a choice of gingerbread, cinnamon, honey or vanilla flavours, they are not overly sweet so when topped with our icing to match your theme or logo, or put on a stick as a wand for a take home treat they taste fabulous! 

 

Biscuits range from $1 to $8 each depending upon design.  Kindly contact us with your requirements and we can do a more comprehensive costing.

 

SEASONAL

 

Easter, Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day or Australia Day…Barbette’s Feast is always ready to celebrate!  And Barbette’s Feast likes nothing more than a theme so the annual calendar festivities are a real treat for us and our oven is always on at these times, ready to help make your seasonal parties a success!

 

 

LULU’S LUNCHBOX   

     

When Barb’s daughter started pre-school and she started packing lunches for her, she asked the teacher what other kids had in their lunch boxes to give her ideas.  The teacher said that her lunchbox was the benchmark, so she decided to photograph the lunchbox daily to give other mums ideas on what to include in their kids' lunches. Her daughter Lulu was not partial to sandwiches for a while which led to her having to be creative in what she put in the lunchbox to ensure protein for health, carbs for energy and liquid for hydration. With Lulu’s fluctuating tastes (like any normal kid aaargh!!!) she tailors and adapts the contents to suit this and the family’s  lifestyle but always aiming for fresh, healthy, home made food where possible, preferably packaging free.   And now that her son Tyga has started needing packed lunches too, his is included on the days he is at Pre School as well!   Her facebook page, Lulu's Lunchbox, is constantly growing in supporters as Barb inspires mums all over the world to get their kids eating healthy!

 

Being a passionate supporter of healthy food for kids (a bit hard to believe given her kitchen is always filled with cakes!), her children’s lunchboxes are a testement to her practicing what she preaches.  With limitations of no egg (Tyga) or nuts (both of them!), everyday is a challenge to provide food that is appealing to the eye and the tummy of two of her harshest critics! 

 

Barb loves going to talk to Mother’s Groups or pre-school parent evenings to discuss healthy food and lunchboxes for kids from a mum’s perspective.

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