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8 February 2024

Behind the Pass

A Cargo Crew x Curtis Stone x Stefanino Panino Event

Imagine this. Two days. Two events. A lunch, a brunch and over 3,000 guests sitting down for service in Kings Domain garden. What makes it memorable? To start, a great menu. With Andrew McConnell looking after the World’s Longest Lunch and the dream team of contemporary Indian cuisine Harry Mangat, Helly Raichura and Mischa Tropp looking after the World’s Longest Brunch, we were in good hands.

But presentation is everything. Styling the uniforms for these two unique events in the park - lunch, a sophisticated fine dining affair - and brunch, a colourful, mimosa fuelled Saturday morning, there were very different stories to be told.

Read on to find out how we told them through our styling of the front of house, bar and host teams for each day.

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Pinks, Oranges & Marigolds - The World’s Longest Brunch

A sea of pink descended with plates from the kitchen, while bar staff mixed up cocktails in a pop of orange. The apron? Our classic Boston, complete with a nod to the overarching style icon of the day, the marigold flower. Embroidered in house, this customisation tied the day's themes of sunshine and Indian heritage together with a pretty little thread.

The vibrant and relaxed aesthetic of the brunch was equally matched in the hosts of the day. With their role to greet and seat the guests, first impressions were everything. So we set the tone with pink boiler suits, our cambray denim shirt and a white embroidered cap to top it off. 

Sous Chefs & Kitchen Crew 

Because personal flair is everything, we stuck to a navy-white colourway, but designed different looks for the kitchen crew. Each look matched their unique styles and different roles behind the pass.

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Front of House

We LOVE Kaya’s bright red super Birkis with our new Deli Short Cut Apron. This shorter version kept Kayla free to move quickly when slinging out panino to tables and the crisp white helps the navy Panino! embroidery pop, alongside the matching navy tee and Kayla’s stylish silver chains.  

The Bar

Style is everything on the bar. Two very different looks come together for ultimate wow factor in Diamond and Harry’s looks. Diamond’s oversized Oly Navy Shirt with simple black Nike shorts and Salomon’s emphasises the white event logo on the navy and celebrates Diamond’s personal style. 

Shaking espresso martinis beside Diamond is Harry in the statement all white. The event cap, Banjo Chef Apron in white and matching Oxford Smith Short Sleeve is super elegant, especially with Harry’s red oval frames.

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Make it a Visual Feast with Memorable Moments 

Bringing daily service or special events to life is all about curating uniform style and adding details that have people talking, long after you’ve packed down. Here’s how to do it: 

Last minute changes: when it comes to events, always allow for plan B. Keeping in contact with your suppliers and building a great relationship can make last-minute changes and calling in favours much easier. Curtis & Stef changed the direction of the kangaroo panino last minute, which meant a snap update of artwork and menu printing.