TROY Hayward supplies catering to Perth bars with his business Food Republic, but he has recently started pitching the idea of using lavish tents.

From his first job at 13 washing dishes at a Cannington restaurant, Mr Hayward has been |involved in “just about every aspect” of catering.

“I work as a sole trader, as I like to do everything myself unless it’s catering for bigger functions, as you can always trust yourself.”

Mr Hayward started Food Republic about three years ago, providing food for events such as the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival, as well as an array of private functions.

Kept busy on weekends roving around Perth delivering foods to pubs and clubs, Mr Hayward uses his weekdays to keeping the business fresh with new ideas.

Mr Hayward offers sweet and savoury platters, custom hampers, retro barware that he plans to sell at the Fremantle Markets later this year, as well as catering for events in a luxurious Moroccan ‘chill’ tent.

Discussions with a friend who owns the 100-person capacity tent resulted in the two joining forces to create Red Tent Events, offering the funky setting for functions.

“We’ve started booking for the summer months and already have a wedding on the go in November,” he said. “Basically, it’s another idea instead of hiring a venue and it can save people a lot of money on catering.”


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