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How to Celebrate a Birthday During Lockdown Period

Someone close to you celebrating a birthday during COVID19? All is not lost! This is an opportunity to plan a truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebration for your partner, friends, or family. Where there’s a lack of restaurants, there’s an opportunity to get inventive and bring the restaurant home. Where there’s a lack of pubs, you […]

3 Ideas for Socialising With Friends During COVID19 Lockdown & Restrictions

Did anyone ever expect COVID19 lockdowns to last this long? What started off as a pleasant break from social obligations and day-to-day chores has turned into a craving for human connection. We miss our friends, we miss our families, we miss get togethers and big lunches and birthday parties. And with some countries now lifting […]

3 Ideas for Celebrating Your Anniversary During Lockdown & Restrictions Period

Let’s be honest: it’s been a strange year. While social distancing guidelines are finally loosening up here in Australia, it’ll still be some time before the world returns to normal. And until then, many of us are still trying to figure out how to celebrate milestones and really feel the enormity of a special event […]

How to Organise a Team Building Event During the Lockdown & Restrictions Period

Working from home has quickly become the norm over the last few months and work culture has been impacted as a result. It’s hard to recreate the sense of community that comes with nipping down for coffee breaks or chatting in the kitchen when everyone is cooped up in their own home. As many people […]

6 Immune-Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating Right Now

Our bodies are equipped with a natural defence system that can help fight viruses, infections, and bacteria – but are we taking care of it? Now is the time to start adding immune-boosting foods to your diet. Not only is there a global pandemic, but we’re about to enter the winter season. If you’re prone […]

Planning a Proposal? Here are 6 Spots to Pop the Question

Planning a Proposal? Here are 6 Spots to Pop the Question

The humble wedding proposal has gone from a question you can pop out of the blue to an extravagant event complete with decorations, decadent food, and stunning views. The CHEFIN team is no stranger to proposals, and we’ve worked with countless clients to help them make their dreams come true with their sweetheart. If you […]

Red lanterns for the Chinese New Year celebration

How the Different Regions of China Celebrate Chinese New Year

China is an incredibly diverse country with numerous ethnicities inhabiting its different regions. While the country may come together to celebrate Chinese New Year, the way that the festival is celebrated differs greatly depending on the customs and traditions of each region. Different foods are served and different activities take place as the nation proudly […]

Lunar New Year - Chinese Dragon

2020 Lunar New Year: How to Celebrate the Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year (CNY) – also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival – is Asia’s biggest festival. Unlike Australian New Year’s Eve, most people in China are granted seven days off work to celebrate and spend time with loved ones. The streets are decorated with red lanterns, parades cascade the avenues, fireworks […]

Asian style dumplings

What to Eat on Lunar New Year

You cannot celebrate Chinese New Year without a banquet full of auspicious and symbolic foods. Every dish chosen on the Chinese New Year dinner table is symbolic and deeply rooted in Chinese culture to bring luck and good wishes for the year ahead. 1. Dumplings: a symbol of wealth Dumplings are traditionally known as being […]

How to Set the Table for Chinese New Year

How to Set the Table for Chinese New Year

If you haven’t celebrated Chinese New Year before, we highly recommend it! It’s a wonderful festival that brings loved ones together so they can wish each other a prosperous and bountiful year ahead. The festival is celebrated for two weeks, with families coming together for a reunion dinner on the last evening of the festival […]

Sydney NYE: The Best Places to Dine & Watch the Fireworks

Sydney on New Year’s Eve is a battle to seek out the best vantage points of the city’s famous fireworks. If you’re willing to spend the day setting up camp in anticipation for the evening fireworks, there are plenty of free spots around the city surrounding areas. Beware, however: it’s a tough crowd with little […]