Breaks and meals are the best time to recharge and refresh your business event attendees while keeping them entertained. Whether sharing a cup of coffee or a fabulous sit-down dinner and a fresh-baked pastry, your catering choices create a backdrop for sharing camaraderie and insights.
Below are the six catering tips to plan the best beverage and food options for your corporate event:
Choose a Unique Theme
It’s good that when planning your corporate event, you should have the idea of the theme you’re planning to achieve, as it will really help you to gather all your thoughts and ideas and it’s easy to choose what works best. The theme is the basis of you corporate caterer so they can come up with a suitable menu. They can also suggest a venue that would best suit your desired theme. The theme can also help you know what drinks and foods to serve as well as the decoration and the dress code. So, before planning anything else, settle first the theme of your event and communicate this to the rest of your guests.
Think of Published Menus as a Guideline, Not a Mandatory
Gobble Catering and other providers will give you the initial list of their starting point menu, which means you can customize this menu for your guests. From featuring all the club sandwiches, and all dairy products, your catering provider is surely happy to accommodate your request.
Tastiest foods and drinks are nothing if they are poorly presented and no one will surely want them to try. Presentation is always the key. Display the food in an appetizing and beautiful way to impress the guests and visitors. The best way to achieve this is to work with the professional corporate caterers, as they have all the best ideas on how to present the food. Keep in mind that the choice of decorations, linens, and even cutlery will make a big difference in how the food will look like. Impress the crowd by making sure that the food looks great. Having a great food presentation, people will be feasting with their eyes.
Finalize an even flow
Remember also that before you talk to your catering manager, make sure that you already have the fine schedule of the event. They need to know the number of sessions, breaks, and timing will help them choose an adequate snacks, meals and beverages while maximizing your budget.
Special Needs? Inform your Caterer!
If you have special needs like serving vegetarian food or gluten free to other cuisine, your catering provider should be willing to accommodate your request. They can meet preferences through a custom catering order.
Dazzle with something unexpected
Infuse your traditional catering menu with a food trend such as dessert cake pops, or locally/organic sourced veggie appetizer. Giving your guests one exceptional offering will surely impress them without overtaking your budget.