Our Vision

Plate Events & Catering is your one stop destination for end to end event management with event planning, styling & design, floral arrangements, stationery, party & prop hire, bespoke catering & menu planning, custom cakes, dessert bars, lolly buffets and event staff.

We take the stress away from juggling multiple vendors and create a streamlined process for our clients, delivering high end quality events at very reasonable prices.

Local to Western Sydney, we’ve hosted Events throughout NSW, Australia and also on an International scale. We predominantly service the Greater Western Sydney region, encompassing Penrith/Nepean, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Macarthur, Parramatta, Hills, Hunter, North Coast, Woolongong, South Coast, Central West & Sydney…but no region is too far for us to reach!

We help our clients to plan their perfect event, no matter the size or budget. We specialise in making events unique and custom to any need, a real one of a kind that guests will certainly find memorable and be talking about for months, if not years, to come!

Our Story

Founder and Executive Chef, Matthew Atkins, is of proud Aboriginal descent from the Malyangapa and Barkindji tribes of Western NSW. Alongside his Indigenous Designer & Stylist mother, Joanne, the dynamic duo form the core of Plate Events, its operations and its ethos.

Matthew encompasses a world of knowledge from the Hospitality, Events, Retail & Marketing industries and combines this with his creative flair to bring immersive experiences to life through Plate Events. Matthew also currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce.

Plate Events & Catering are members of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, the NSW Business Chamber and the Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce. We are Supply Nation Certified, active members of the NSW Yarpa Hub, VendorPanel Registered and found on the ICN Gateway.

Meet the Team

With such a wide range of services, comes a wide range of talented Team members at Plate Events!

Joanne Atkins

Designer / Stylist

• Indigenous Aboriginal of the Malyangapa & Barkindji Nations
• 15 Years Floral Design Experience
• 25 Years + Hospitality Experience
• 8 Years Events Management Experience

Anthony Heyes

Sous Chef

• Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Certification
• Diploma of Management
• First Aid Certified
• Fire Safety Training Certified
• 15 Years Hospitality Experience
• 7 Years Kitchen Management Experience

Matthew Atkins

Founder & Executive Chef

• Indigenous Aboriginal of the Malyangapa & Barkindji Nations
• Qualified Chef (Trade Certified)
• Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Certification
• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• NSW Liquor Licensee Training Certification
• Cert III Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
• Cert III Events Management
• 15 Years Hospitality & Events Experience

Michelle Craze

Lead Bar Staff

• Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Certification
• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Diploma of Management
• First Aid Certified
• Fire Safety Training Certified
• 15 Years Hospitality Experience

Racine Neilson

Front of House Manager

• Certified Barista
• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Diploma of Management
• 26 Years Hospitality Experience
• 6 Years Events Management Experience

Kim Micallef

Lead Wait Staff

• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Cert III Business Management
• First Aid Certified
• 16 Years Hospitality & Events Experience

Certifications, Insurances & Memberships

Plate Events & Catering hold all relevant licenses, certifications & insurances required by Law, among others that instill faith for our clients in our abilities. These are available upon request.

We also hold a number of Industry memberships & partnerships ensuring we’re up to date and current with all relevant information specific to what we do.

At Plate Events & Catering we are a 100% Indigenous Owned & Operated business that is Supply Nation Certified. Check out our profile here to find out more information. Plate Events & Catering is also an assured member of the NSW Indigenous Chamber and an affiliate of the First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry. We also work very closely with the Yarpa NSW Hub and our services are listed in their business directory.

Plate Events & Catering are members of the Hawkesbury City Chamber of Commerce and out profile is available here. We’ve been active Gold Members of the HCCC for 5 years and our owner operator, Matthew Atkins, has served on the Executive Committee for 4 years. We’re also affiliate members of the NSW Business Chamber, now Business Australia. We feel strongly in networking with other businesses to help build our capabilities, whilst also staying current and keeping our knowledge up to date to help serve our clients as best we can, ensuring their experience is of the highest quality and standard.

Let’s chat!

Ready to start creating your picture-perfect Event? Then contact us now with some brief details so we can start creating your dream Event together!