Depending on your responses to the above questions, does the corporate event catering you are planning need to: Prepare and schedule an all-inclusive dinner for a multi-day occasion. Feed several hundred event attendees, individual, mostly dietary-friendly, food. Provide a range of easy-to-eating finger foods. Keep participants energized and focused in… the matter of fact! (And please don’t forget the sunscreen!)
If the answer to that last question is “Yes,” your corporate event catering will need a buffet that features sustainable packaging. If it’s a fine dining experience you’re after, that’s another consideration. But please, as your event attendees leave, please, have them enjoy their meal – in mind, not on their plates! (By the way, did I mention that by offering your guests disposable plates, your catering provider should be able to provide enough disposable plate linens to cover every one of your event attendees?) Your corporate event catering provider is here to help you with your catering needs; please let them know about the needs of your event attendees so that they can make sure that is one of their top priorities.
Corporate event catering is a very important aspect of your business planning process and it must be planned with the long-term in mind. A catering provider’s success depends on meeting your event needs and your company’s expectations. This is why you need to find a caterer that’s been involved in event planning and management before. If your caterer hasn’t worked with corporate event catering groups in the past, take some time to research their operation, menu options and reputation.
When you choose a caterer, you need to ask yourself a few important questions: What kinds of foods am I going to serve? Will my guests be able to eat in comfort or will they be hungry and ready to leave as soon as they arrive? Do the guests typically come in groups or sing, dance or play an instrument? Do I have any special dietary needs? These are just a few examples of the kinds of questions you need to ask yourself to determine what types of corporate events catering ideas you need.
Another key aspect to corporate event catering is sustainability. While it’s important to offer delicious food that’s appealing and eye-catching, you also need to use sustainable packaging and ingredients. You can’t have a good dinner for your guests if you’re serving disposable plates and cups full of plastic. In addition, you don’t want to be throwing your money away on non-green ingredients. The following are some tips for choosing sustainable packaging and ingredients for your corporate event catering.
One option for corporate event catering is to provide “eatable delights” such as fruit, crackers, cookies, and cheese. These are items that your guests can eat while at the venue and they won’t have to worry about throwing the leftover food away. Another option is to offer non-edible delights such as sandwiches, grilled chicken, pastas, or pasta. If you’re providing these non-edible delights, you should also have containers and cutting boards that are made from bio-degradable materials and that don’t require that you wash them every time you use them. Making your own sandwich boards by using butcher paper and sandwich board ingredients that are made from bio-degradable materials ensures that they won’t be thrown away.