A corporate event is a great way to improve brand awareness, team bonding and networking. Whether you choose to hold a marketing launch, holiday party or a company picnic, ensuring your guests have a great time is imperative. The key to this is providing delicious food that provides energy and keeps them going throughout the event. You can also ensure that they will remember your event by the tasty food you provide.
Here’s how to cater for your corporate event.
Determine your requirements
The first step in planning our event is to establish what your event will be. Think about how many people you are planning on inviting, the theme of your event and where it will take place. You’ll also need to cater to those with specific dietary needs, which might make things a bit harder.
Next, consider what kind of event it will be.
- Reception - This kind of event is ideal for a short period of time when guests won’t necessarily be sitting down. They can help themselves to finger foods and light snacks - usually from servers rotating the venue.
- Buffet - This works better if your event is running during a mealtime and allows guests to serve themselves from a series of food stations with pre-selected food items. This works well for conference breakfasts or lunches because it means guests can eat whenever they want.
- Sit down - This is somewhat more formal and usually requires guests to be seated at an assigned table where food is brought to them as a pre-plated dish of food. This type of conference food could also be buffet style and each table receives plates of food to serve themselves with.
Research your options
Now that you know what kind of catering you will need, you can take a look at the options available to you. Searching for ‘office catering services’ will likely bring up services in your area or nationwide that can offer you the catering you’re looking for. It’s best to opt for a service that understands the link between healthy food and productivity and will be able to provide you with food that will fuel your guests and keep them going throughout the conference or event.
Make a plan
Once you’ve chosen your caterer, you’ll need to discuss with them what you want your event to be like so they can understand how to best serve the food and what food they should provide. This will give them a greater opportunity to maximise the event and make sure it’s what you had in mind.
For delicious conference food, get in touch with POW Food today. We make great tasting food that makes you feel good. Our in-house nutritionists and chefs work hard to create menus of meeting food that goes above and beyond your expectations. To learn more, visit our website today and we’ll ensure your conference food is perfect.