Conferences, Exhibitions, Corporate Dinners and Weddings

Restaurant and Catering, Venue Caterer of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2013 - South Australian Caterer of the Year 2013 and Events Australia, Best Achievment in Catering 2011 


A selection of testimonials from our our clients: 

Dear Lucia,

I'm writing to express my sincere thanks on behalf of the Boards of Can:Do 4Kids, Townsend House and Deaf Can:Do, The Royal South Australian Deaf Society for working with our organisations to deliver a very successful Dinner in the Dark on Friday.

I was so sorry not to have been there, but was very proud to recieve many messages of congratulations from Directors, friends and guests. They all had a fantastic evening, great food, brilliantly matched wine and overall a very enjoyable experience that linked back to our cause.

We have received nothing but glowing feedback about the fantastic food - please pass my compliments to your chef for creating a wonderful menu that was not only delicious, but worked very well as a 'sensory experience' to enjoy blindfolded.

Dinner in the Dark raised $37,000. You may not know that whilst Can:Do 4Kids and Deaf Can:Do recieve some government funding, we need to fundraise an additional $70 for each hour of therapy and support we provide to South Australians who are deaf, blind or sensory impaired. Money raised at Dinner in the Dark will fund an incredible 525 hours of therapy and support.

Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to your team for their support of our inaugural event.

Yours sincerely,

Judy Curran  

August 2014

Hi There

Hope I have the right address.  Just a quick note to say thank you to one of your wait staff.  I was at the BT Insurance event this morning but hadn’t made a dietary request in advance.  When I told my wait person Lauren, she was great at organising a vegetarian alternative for breakfast.

I was impressed that this was done without any fuss and my last minute request was delivered.

Please pass on my thanks to Lauren.


Rebecca Dunford |Senior Underwriter SA/NT, Life Insurance | BT FINANCIAL GROUP

21st May 2014

Monday, December 28, 2009

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Hi Lucia

I just wanted to send a quick thank you for all your assistance in making our Planning Days at The Sanctuary a success.  The rooms are beautiful, your staff were attentive and managed our requirements exceptionally well.

I think I had the best seat in the house as I could see the hippos at feeding time from my seat and it did momentarily distract me from taking minutes!

Thank you again and I hope to be back in the future.

Kind regards


Suzy Toohey
Senior Executive Assistant

RAA Group


Congratulations letter from Rachel Sanderson MP, Member of Adelaide for Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo winning the
'2013  Caterer of the Year & Best Venue Caterer of the Year'


Hi Lucia,
I just wanted to drop a note to say a BIG thanks for all your help for what turned out to be a very successful event for us last night.
The feedback we had was fantastic and I think everyone had a great time.
I am so appreciative of all your help in making it a very smooth and well run event – and the blue balls looked great!
Look forward to working again with you in the future.
- Kate Mahon, Nine Network, August 2013

Hi Lucia,

Just a quick email to thank you for everything yesterday. Please pass on our thanks to the chef and also the staff, the food was amazing and the staff were so helpful and kind. We had nothing but exceptionally positive feedback on the venue, staff and food from everyone that attended.

Thanks again for all your efforts in helping me organise the event, it went seamlessly.

Have a wonderful day.

- Lauren Johnson, University of South Australia, June 2013

Dear Lucia

The Hospital Research Foundation would like to thank you and Blanco Foods for the generous support afforded us for our inaugural Winter Fashion Luncheon. Your involvement was instrumental in making our event a financial and friend-raising success. 

On behalf of our doctors and research teams, please accept sincere thanks for providing such professional advice throughout and absolutely beautiful food on the day.  Your gracious manner and expertise along with your skilled staff made the day run like clockwork.

Your substantial contribution will help to maintain the momentum of the many areas of research we support.  Each year The Hospital Research Foundation continues to advance its mission of supporting research into the detection, management and treatment of Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes, Asthma, Arthritis and in turn, help reduce the impact of these illnesses upon Australian families. Through our research programs we have seen many lives changed for the better.
The importance of your continued support cannot be understated. Once again, thank you for your generous support.

- Leslee Griffin, Hospital Research Foundation, June 2013

Hi Lucia,

Thanks for a great night on Saturday. You and your staff were excellent, and I've had such good feedback, both on the night and this morning.

I will send through to you the photos of the room once our photographer has finalised these, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks again,

- Felicity Henshaw, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, April 2013

Hi Lucia,
Mike and I would like to say a big thank you for coordinating our wedding reception on 2 March.
We had such a fantastic night, we couldn't have wished for anything more!  It was lovely for you to greet us upon our arrival, the Sanctuary looked so beautiful, the staff were wonderful and attentive, the drinks were flowing and the food was delicious!!  Everything on the night, as well as the preparations leading up to our wedding day, went so seamlessly.
We will certainly recommend you to all of our family and friends.
Thanks again, it was definitely a night to remember!


- Nicki & Mike Lyas, March 2013

Dear Lucia,

Ive attached some photos my mum took on her camera, it was such a perfect day best day of our lives! Sanctuary was so beautiful, really happy with how everything turned out! The guests have been raving about how beautiful it looked and how yummy the food was!

Thanks for all your help with making our dream day a reality!


- Teresa and Nick Birbas, January 2013

Blanco Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo
Blanco Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo
Blanco Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo
Blanco Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo