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, servicing Government, Corporate & Private sectors.

Local to Western Sydney, we’ve hosted Events throughout NSW, Australia and also on an International scale. We predominantly service the Greater 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 Nations of Far North-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.

Plate Events & Catering are Supply Nation Certified as a 100% Aboriginal owned & controlled business. We are members of the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and are active members of the NSW Yarpa Hub. We are VendorPanel Registered and can also be found on the ICN Gateway.

Our Clients

We service a broad scope of clients across a broad range of industries. We meet the needs of Government, Corporate and Private clients in all aspects of our events & catering operations, and below showcases some of those who we have worked with:

Our Services

Event Management

With over 45 years combined Experience, our Event Managers will take the stress and worry away from you, so sit back and relax, we’ve got this…


With an extensive range of culinary skills within our hands, you can rest assured you and your guests will be left satisfied and sneaking recipes from the kitchen!

Event Styling

Not quite sure what should go where or how to make it blend? No problem! Leave it to our Stylist Designer to create that perfect atmosphere.


Our extensive collection of over 10,000 pieces ranging from the traditional to the quirky is sure to have what you’re after.


Let our seasoned, trained professionals WOW you with their incredible arrangements uniquely created for every event.

Event Staff

Whether you’re looking for a personal Chef, Waitress, Bar Tender, Security Guard or Cleaner we’ve got you covered.

Stationery & Bomboniere

We offer 100% customisable designs along with print & supply options on a vast range of handmade stationery and bomboniere to suit any style.

Custom Cakes

Deliciously tasty and unbelievably creative, our Custom Cakes are exactly that! CUSTOM! Let us create your ultimate cake to enjoy.

Dessert Bars & Lolly Buffets

Perfectly suited to any event type, we can style you an array of moreish treats to tantalise the taste buds and impress all.


Looking for a Photographer to capture the special moments like no other? Let us connect you.

DJ’s & Audio Visual

Looking for a DJ? Need an AV setup? No worries. Let us connect you.

Live Entertainment

Looking for THAT voice to really set the ambience? Let us connect you.

Kid’s Parties

We can create the Party every Kid dreams about…but better!

Kid’s Activities

Need activities that are both educational and fun at your event?

Kid’s Entertainment

Show stopping Kid’s entertainers that even the adults will enjoy!

Our Team

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

Joanne Atkins

Designer / Stylist

• Aboriginal of the Malyangapa & Barkindji Nation
• 20 Years Floral Design Experience
• 10 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
• 9 Years Kitchen Management Experience

Amy Barnes

Business Development

• Director of Ngurra Advisory
• Aboriginal of the Wiradjuri Nation
• Legal, Financial Services & Government Experience
• Always happy to roll up her sleeves and put on an apron, Amy will step away from her own business to see us grow!

Matthew Atkins

Founder & Executive Chef

• Aboriginal of the Malyangapa & Barkindji Nation
• 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

Brittany Saville

Event Manager

• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Diploma of Events Management
• First Aid Certified
• Certified Barista
• 12 Years Hospitality Experience

Sarah Coates

Admin & Accounts

• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Certificate IV Accounting & Bookkeeping
• Registered BAS Agent
• 7 Years Hospitality Experience

Racine Neilson

Lead Wait Staff

• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Diploma of Business Management
• First Aid Certified
• Certified Barista
• 8 Years Hospitality Experience

Joel Williamson

Bar Mixologist

• NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Certified Barista
• Craft Beer & Wine Knowledge Certified
• 8 Years Hospitality Experience

Our Qualifications

Certifications, Insurances & Associations

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.

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.

Impress your Guests

Check out our range of Grazing Boxes, perfectly suited to any time of day and any style of event. Whether it be a Brunch, Luncheon or Afternoon Snack, there’s a box to satisfy!

Online Ordering NOW AVAILABLE!

Don’t forget the Kid’s!

Get in touch and see what we can do for the little one’s at your next Event. We’ll keep them busy with load’s of fun activities and a special little space to call their own!

Regions we Service

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 when it comes to your event!

Suburbs & Regions: Penrith, Glenmore Park, Mulgoa, Wallacia, Silverdale, Luddenham, Blacktown, St Marys, Mount Druitt, Marsden Park, Quakers Hill, Seven Hills, Richmond, Windsor, North Richmond, Freeman’s Reach, Riverstone, Glossodia, Kurrajong, Lapstone, Blaxland, Springwood, Katoomba, Leura, Blackheath, Lithgow, Narellan, Camden, Campbelltown, Minto, Casula, Liverpool, Cabramatta, Wetherill Park, Merrylands, Parramatta, Lidcombe, Strathfield, Ryde, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Rouse Hill, Dural, Hornsby, Hunter Valley, Cessnock, Pokolbin, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Central Coast, Wyong, Woy Woy, Avalon, Mona Vale, Chatswood, Sydney CBD, Surry Hills, Maroubra, Rockdale, Miranda, Cronulla, Heathcote, Stanwell Tops, Appin, Austinmer, Bulli, Corrimal, Woolongong, Port Kembla, Dapto, Albion Park, Kiama, Shoalhaven Heads, Nowra, Berry, Bomaderry, Kangaroo Valley, Fitzroy Falls, Moss Vale, Bowral, Berrima, Mittagong & many many more! Get in touch to see if we can deliver our caterer services or event styling to your region.