FAQ

General

We are located in the beautiful bayside suburb of Black Rock located approximately 22kms south of the city of Melbourne, Australia.

You can place an order for grazing boxes and platters through our website or alternatively you can email us - hello@thepreassembly.com.au with any specific requests not covered on our website. Orders for grazing tables should be made using the inquiry form you can find here.

We accept payment via EFT, credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay and PayPal.

Yes we are a registered food business and are fully insured. We are certified food safety supervisors.

Grazing Tables FAQ

Grazing tables are suited to all sorts of different events and celebrations. We can cater for pre dinner drinks, school formal pre drinks, birthdays, baby and bridal showers, hens parties, engagement parties, weddings and corporate events. 

Just click here and complete the form which will cover most of the information we need to progress your grazing table request. 

We will respond within 48 hours to acknowledge receipt of your request and obtain any further information we need.

After we have received the completed online enquiry form and finalised any details with you, we will send you an invoice for payment. A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. The remaining 50% will be due and payable 4 weeks prior to your event date. 

Bookings received within 4 weeks of the event date require full payment in advance.

Your booking will be confirmed once payment has been received.

If you cancel your grazing table booking more than 12 weeks from the event date you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

If you cancel within 2-12 weeks of your event date you will forfeit your 50% deposit.

If you provide less that 2 weeks notice you forfeit the full booking fee. 

If you need to change your date please let us know more than 12 weeks in advance of your event date. We will do our best to try and accommodate your date request but it depends on availability.

Read the fine print here.

We hand select different foods, flowers and foliage and create a uniquely curated grazing table for every client. We choose fresh seasonal foods so the type and range of foods used in our grazing tables may change and differ from tables shown on our website or previous tables you have enjoyed.

We provide a tablescape abundant with a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, olives and other antipasto delights, fresh artisan breads, assorted crackers, seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, nuts, dips, dried fruit and delicious condiments and garnishes. Our tables are finished with simple fresh flowers and foliage.

We can also incorporate sweet treats including macarons, tarts, our signature rocky road, petite cakes, luxe chocolates and other delicacies to satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth.

We favour and support local producers where possible but we also use imported products.

If you have a severe food allergy unfortunately grazing tables, platters or boxes may not be for you. Our kitchen processes food that may contain the allergens listed below and we cannot guarantee no traces.

Potential allergens may include:

- Cereals containing gluten and their products - namely wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt and their hybrid strains
- Crustacea and their products
- Egg and egg products
- Fish and fish products
- Milk and milk products
- Peanuts and peanut products
- Tree nuts and tree nut products
- Sesame seeds and sesame seed products
- Soybean and soybean products
- Adding sulfites in concentrations of 10mg/kg or more
- Bee products
- Lupins

Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that there will be no cross contamination due to the free flowing nature of the food included in our grazing tables, platters and boxes.

Read the fine print here.

Yes  - just let us know.

Yes we do. Relaxed, Classic and Deluxe. See our Grazing Table page for more information and to view our style guide.

We price our grazing tables by the metre. The minimum size is 1 metre. We suggest platters or boxes if you require under 1 metre.

No -  the Victorian liquor licensing laws do not allow us to provide alcohol for grazing tables.

Generally we work on 1 metre feeding about 20 - 30 people. So if you have 60 guests we suggest a 1.5 or 2 metre graze. It also depends on the type of event. If you want a grazing table to provide light nibbles with drinks at a wedding prior to a formal 3 course dinner we suggest a smaller size table. If the grazing table is not the main meal we suggest you reduce the size of table by up to half. Eg. light nibbles prior to a main meal for 60 guests we would suggest a grazing table of 1.5 metres. 

It also depends on whether the guests include children, how hungry people are and the time between grazing table and main meal. 

Fill out our inquiry form here and we can chat with you further about the sizing of your grazing table for your event.

We can set up grazing tables throughout metropolitan Melbourne. If your event is outside of metropolitan Melbourne please contact us at hello@thepreassembly.com.au to see if we can make it work for you. (Additional costs for travel time may apply)

No we don’t. We can however set up on pretty much any flat surface at table height such as island benches.

We will need up to 30 minutes to unload food and equipment from our vehicle. We will then need between 1-2 hours to assemble your grazing table.

Yes we will as we need to unload our containers of fresh produce and other tablescape equipment. If parking is going to be problematic please let us know so we can plan for any potential delays.

We will keep food cool during travel to your event location. Food should be consumed within 3 hours of the grazing table being set up. Food not consumed within 3 hours should be disposed of. 

We recommend grazing tables are set up inside in an air conditioned or well ventilated space or if outside in a shaded area out of direct sunlight. 

Cheese knives are included with the equipment hire fee for multiple level Deluxe grazing tables only. 

Napkins, biodegradable small plates and wooden cutlery can be supplied at an extra cost of $1.50 per person. 

Yes - if you have a Classic or Deluxe grazing table or have added items to your Relaxed grazing table all props, equipment and cheese knives are returnable within 2 days after your event. All items must be hand washed prior to return. Please do not use a dishwasher or use scourers as this may damage our equipment. 

You will be required to pay the full replacement cost.

Absolutely - let us know your colour preference, theme and budget and we will take care of it for you.

Yes we can - let us know what you are after and your budget and we can arrange this for you.

GRAZING PLATTERS /BOXES FAQ

Yes - small and medium for grazing boxes.

One size only for grazing platters.

As a guide we suggest:

Small - 2-3 people
Medium - 4-6 people
Platters - 8-10 people

Please place an order through our website. All bespoke platter/box requests and corporate box inquiries should be placed by filling out our inquiry form here.

Yes we do.

Delivery fees will be applied automatically at checkout.

We deliver 5 days per week, Wednesday to Sunday.

Click here to see if we can deliver to you or check using our automatic postcode checker in the cart.

If your suburb is not listed please contact us at hello@thepreassembly.com.au to see whether we can arrange a courier for you.

You can choose a morning or afternoon delivery window at checkout and we will do our best to deliver within that time. If you have a specific time you need delivery by please add a note at checkout and we will do our best to deliver at the designated time. Please ensure the recipient of the platter/box or another person is available to accept delivery.

We will try and contact the recipient with the contact details you have provided. If the recipient cannot be contacted and no-one else is authorised to take delivery we will return the box/platter to our kitchen unless instructed by you or the recipient to leave it in the best possible location. Given the perishable nature of our platters and boxes we do not recommend that they are left unattended. 

If we need to re-deliver a further delivery fee will apply. We may not be able to deliver on the same day so delivery may need to be transferred to the next available date.

If the boxes have been unrefrigerated for greater than 3 hours a new box will need to be prepared for food safety reasons. You will incur a further box/platter fee should a replacement box/platter be needed.

If you have a severe food allergy unfortunately grazing tables, platters or boxes may not be for you. Our kitchen processes food that may contain the allergens listed below and we cannot guarantee no traces.

Potential allergens may include:
- Cereals containing gluten and their products - namely wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt and their hybrid strains
- Crustacea and their products
- Egg and egg products
- Fish and fish products
- Milk and milk products
- Peanuts and peanut products
- Tree nuts and tree nut products 
- Sesame seeds and sesame seed products
- Soybean and soybean products
- Added sulfites in concentrations of 10mg/kg or more
- Bee products
- Lupins

Please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that there will be no cross contamination due to the free flowing nature of the food included in our grazing tables, platters and boxes.

Read the fine print here.

Yes we can provided we have reasonable notice. We can cater for vegetarian, vegan and halal for example. Replacement products are often more expensive so the box or platter price may be more than our usual platters/boxes.

We offer a Cheese and Wine box and a Deluxe Gift Hamper box. If you have something else in mind please email us. Victorian liquor licensing laws apply.   

You can read the fine print here.

Non corporate orders - we need a minimum of 3 business days notice to cancel or significantly reduce the quantity of the order.

Corporate orders - we need at least 7 business days notice to cancel or significantly reduce the quantity of the order.

If orders are canceled or significantly reduced without the required notice the full original charge will apply.

We recommend consuming your grazing box or platter immediately upon delivery or placing it in the refrigerator straight away. Perishable foods should be consumed within 2-3 hours of delivery.  If food is not consumed within 2-3 hours it should be disposed of.

Refer to the care instructions card on your platter/box for more information.

Yes we can do that with reasonable notice. Price will be advised upon request.

Yes - we love designing corporate boxes. Please let us know what you require and we will work with you to design a beautiful box. Please email us at hello@thepreassembly.com.au.