Hi, we are the Ordish’s - plus a cheeky 3 year old girl and chunky 10 month old not so baby boy.
My name is Ashley and I am the owner and stylist for Platter Me Beautiful. The bearded guy is my wonderful husband Brent - he is the sous chef at Bayleaf Cafe in Byron and assists with all things food, flavours, minimising waste and the operations of the business. You may even catch him on prep helping at some of our larger events.
Platter Me Beautiful was born 2 years ago while I was on maternity leave with our first born Ava.. My professional background is in marketing and IT but I also have a certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery and have loved entertaining and cooking for as long as I can remember. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love cooking and spoiling my loved ones with delicious home cooked meals, wine and of course a blow your mind grazing platter. My mum is a great home cook and I have always loved watching her and learning her ways with flavours and reading her very dated Commonsense Cookery Book.
Originally the vision for the business was to supply holiday makers (like my family who travelled to Byron Bay every March) with a delicious locally sourced cheese/charcuterie style platter box placed in the fridge upon their arrival to their accommodation to settle into holiday mode. For my first holiday season in Byron the business grew great lengths.. Suddenly we were catering pretty much any event, big or intimate. It was wonderful....
Our main objective always being to provide a fresh & delicious grazing platter using locally sourced produce, presented beautifully. We will always strive to be eco-friendly and minimise our footprint as a business and as a family. We only use biodegradable/recyclable packaging and have our two crazy chooks to take care of any waste.
Today Platter Me Beautiful services from Casino to Kingscliff including the Hinterland and surrounding suburbs. We offer a range of services and now run Grazing Platter Master Classes 6 months of the year. There is also plans of expansion with more staff and services for 2020/2021. Someone say DIY grazing board hamper? Stay tuned!
Thank you so much to everyone who has been apart of the journey or has supported my wee business in one way or another. You really are the honeycomb to my brie.
Well this is us.. feel free to contact me with any queries or requests. I love each and every grazing adventure.
<3 Ash & the PMB Family.