Business meetings and corporate events have changed considerably in recent years. Not only are these events about discussing business matters they present a unique opportunity to reward the hard work of your team.
When it comes to catering for a corporate event, whether it’s a lavish gourmet meal or just an office tea party, it’s important to have a plan of action, because food can go a long way in winning people over.
In most cases, you’ll hire a professional caterer and lean heavily on their advice, but it pays to have your ducks in a row beforehand. In this two-part post, we’ll look at six catering tips to help make your corporate event a steaming success.
Select a menu
When it comes to selecting a menu, you need to consider the time of day of the event (is it a breakfast, lunch or dinner) and the season. There are a general set of guidelines that go with each meal that you should try and adhere to for example, breakfast functions on a weekday morning should include coffee, tea, fruit juices, a main entrée and two sides.
UP A TONE EVENTS creates delicious cuisine and menus custom-made to the catering you need for your conference, seminar, training and development workshop or company fun day. We can either coordinate with the venue’s catering facilities or pre-prepare all catering. We have a set of menus that can be tailored to your individual catering needs.
Consider dietary restrictions
When selecting a menu, it’s important to have as much variety as possible to cater to all your guests. Talk to your caterer about including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options as a rule of thumb. You should also give your employees the opportunity to select whether they have any dietary restrictions when they RSVP.
Stay away from boxed lunches
Boxed lunches were a favourite at corporate venues in the past however that time has come and gone. They may be cheaper but that is not the message you are trying to convey so steer clear. Clients and attendees are more impressed by a nice food spread and are more willing to pay attention to your event if they’re having a good time and are fed well.