Comestibles Events and Catering


The Company

Comestibles is one of Perth’s premier catering companies who have been envisioning, planning and delivering unrivalled events and fine catering experiences in WA for more than 30 years.


The Situation

Comestibles’ events vary from high-end weddings and intimate corporate occasions to large scale events such as Polo in the City. The size of the events Comestibles deliver, often requires a workforce that can reach up to 100 staff in various hospitality and events roles. However the seasonal fluctuation of the events industry, means maintaining a sufficient pool of skilled hospitality staff to reliably call upon is difficult.


Having used external agencies to hire temporary staff in the past, Comestibles had suffered from the lack of transparency and quality and found that the staff alignment was jeopardising their brand.


As a result Comestibles were running their own recruitment drives so they could build in-house reliable talent pools. This led to high admin costs and lost time in what could have been spent growing and optimising their core business.


The Solution

After learning about Sidekicker’s extensive vetting and skills-testing process for Sidekicks and that businesses have the ability to select the staff based on experience, ratings and reviews, Alicia Ryan the Comestibles Event Operations Manager, decided to give Sidekicker a go. She saw major benefits in being able to hand pick the staff she believed would be suitable to represent the Comestibles brand at the unique events they run, by being able to see what venues and events the Sidekicks had worked on before.


“Quality is so incredibly important to our brand and services and the transparent nature of the Sidekicker platform means we have total control and choice over which temporary staff we use. We’re able to view all applicants’ profiles, reviews from previous jobs and experience before hiring”.


The Results

Initially using the platform to easily and quickly hire additional wait-staff, Comestibles soon rolled out Sidekicker as their one-stop solution for all extra hands required–from wait and bar staff, to chefs and kitchen hands and event check-in staff. This enabled them to have a core team that focused on business strategy and they use Sidekicker when they need to scale up their hospitality and events workforce.


“Sidekicker is so easy to use–enabling us, at the click of a button, to quickly find staff for large events as well as scale up our workforce in the lead up to and during busy periods.

If you’re a catering business, Sidekicker is an extremely easy to use end-to-end solution for sourcing, hiring and managing your workforce, and can help you grow, whilst maintaining quality control, as effectively as Comestibles has. Click here to learn more.