Corporate Events are not Only to talk Business; they are a Way to Reward the Team
Getting the team together for a corporate event or meeting may have an agenda of work to cover, but great catering and entertainment are a must, to give staff morale a boost. Like the saying goes – ‘’all work and no play!’’. While it might be tempting to save a few cents from the budget ordering in McDonalds, staff will feel more rewarded with a top of the range corporate catering service looking after them.
Corporate catering doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank or going for a super formal sit down meal, you can inject fun into an event with themed grazing tables, creative food bars, delicious shared platters and mouthwatering BBQs and buffets. Talk with your office catering team and let them know the day/time of your event, the expected numbers, style and any theme and any extra information you think they may need.
Set Your Budget
Your corporate caterer can sit down with you and work out a menu suited to your budget. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a huge red carpet budget, there are multiple options like grazing tables, sharing platters and buffet styled food that won’t break the bank.
Decide on a Theme
Once you’ve planned the focus of your event, you can then look at tying this in with your event catering. Is there a particular image you want to convey e.g.; formal, celebration or more relaxed? Maybe your corporate function is to reward employees, discuss future plans or maybe welcome a new member to the team? All of this will affect the type of event catering you will want and can be discussed with your corporate catering team.
Select a Menu
The time of year and time of your event needs to be considered, to help you select an appropriate menu. Morning, lunch or dinnertime events will obviously call for different food and drinks. Morning events will need plenty of coffee to keep everyone awake and dinnertime may call for a few alcoholic beverages to get everyone in the mood. Grazing tables are a great choice for mornings and lunches, while you may want a more formal sit down event in the evening.
Plan for any Dietary Restrictions
It’s always best to plan way ahead of time and ask employees about any dietary restrictions they may have. Have a box to tick on an RSVP card to ensure you know what to plan for. Your event caterers will be able to accommodate for all restrictions including; vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.