Each year, Restaurant & Catering NSW conducts the Visa International Awards for Excellence throughout NSW and the ACT. At a gala event held in June 2008, Rock events + catering took out the Wedding Caterer!! Offsite Award in the Hunter Awards for Excellence for the second year in a row!!. 

"Hot Rock places a huge emphasis on quality when it comes to providing a service to our clients, winning the award for Excellence in the Wedding Category is a great honour"
Said Melissa Carroll, manager of Hot Rocks event management team.


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Leisure + Corporate

Hi Michael and Melissa,

Just a quick note to say how pleased we were with everything on Saturday night. The canapés were delicious, and we much appreciated your efficiency, courtesy and wonderful help Michael.

We will definitely recommend you to others, and look forward to using your services again for any future events.

Kind regards,
Jo and Simon Gelder
April 2008

Dear Melissa and Michael,

Unsure if you have heard from Josh, we had a ball.

It was a fantastic surprise for our guests and they equally enjoyed
the meals. My girlfriend Danielle rang the following day to say thank
you and it was the best food she has had in Newcastle and I'm proud she
was able to experience that in our own home.

Michael was so professional, his presence was a pleasure and we
are greatly appreciative of his fine efforts in our small kitchen!

This was certainly a night to remember, and look forward to when
a special occasion comes around again.

So a huge thank you for such a memorable night !
March 2009

To Melissa and the team at hot rock,

Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job you did with the catering at Ians 40th. The food and service was top class and I can't tell you how many people commented on how delicious the food was and how professional the staff were. You were a pleasure to deal with and made organising the party an absolute breeze, from beginning to end. We look forward to using you again for any future catering needs.

Many thanks again!
Ian and Angela Rodrigues
March 2009

Dear Melissa

How can we thank you for the wonderful food you did for us on Saturday night!

Everyone was delighted with the whole thing and so impressed with the food and I can’t thank you enough for all the extra things you did and for the help from those lovely girls.

Thanks again for helping to make Russell’s birthday such a great success

Love Kay,
Kay Davies
February 2009

Just a note to congratulate you and your team on a wonderful arrangement of the room, food and service for our Christmas Party. The food was well received and the staff were lovely to talk to, very professional. Well done to all and thank you.

Vicki McCloy - Projects Administration
PO Box 245C, Newcastle, NSW 2300
OneSteel Market Mills

Just wanted to let you know that our daughter's birthday was an outstanding success- thanks largely to the wonderful efforts of your very capable and delightful staff. They worked tirelessly all night- their manners friendly and professional. I just wanted to let you know that we were enormously impressed (and very thankful!) of all their efforts.

The canapés were perfect (of course) - thanks again for your assistance at such short notice, we couldn't be happier!


Lucia & Warwick Hill


Lucia Hill
Drive Producer
1233 ABC Newcastle

Thank you so much for Saturday night.
The food was fabulous..... as always!.  Everyone raved and were very impressed. The cocktails were exactly as I was hoping and were so good that what I expected would be one round to begin with... continued as an all night requested!.  We got to bed at 4.

The only regret we had was we wish we had asked you to keep one of everything so we could enjoy it all again the next day.... as being so busy on the night I didn't take it all in.  I knew you wouldn't let us down. We have already begun talk of what we can do with you next  thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!  oxoxoxo!

With thanks,

I just wanted to pass on Honeysuckle's thanks to you and your team at Hot Rock Catering for the delicious food, great service and professionalism on Tuesday evening at our event: My Business is your Business, which was jointly hosted by Honeysuckle and Live Sites.  The zucchini flowers were particularly good as well as the other divine finger food items.

We look forward to working with you again and I would be interested in discussing your menu selection for our forthcoming Board Meeting if you would be kind enough to give me a call.


With thanks and kind regards,


Karen Shea
Executive Assistant to
Craig Norman, General Manager
Honeysuckle Development Corporation

I just wanted to email you to tell you how much we enjoyed the food on Friday night. It was absolutely fantastic!!! Perfectly cooked and tasted great! The two people who came and cooked/served were fantastic and helpful and should be commended on their efforts.


Thanks again for helping make the night a success.
Hannah Lyon,
McCosker Parnters


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