Planning a corporate event catering can be both easy and difficult. While multiple menu options make the catering business nothing short of a cakewalk, catering to a corporate event can be a bit tricky as the event needs to assume both serious and casual look. Listed following are three valuable corporate event catering tips to help plan your event.
- Guest Profiling: Before taking care of an event in a corporate atmosphere, it is important to know who your guests are. Understanding the solemnity of the event coupled with the kinds of guests who would be attending the event is important. Check out the ethnic background of your guests if they are foreigners or ambassadors hailing from which part of the world. This will help you cull out the perfect menu for the event keeping in mind their food traditions while lending them an indigenous flavor.
- Pamper Their Taste Buds: What suits one may not suit another. This explains why we should ensure myriad menu options as opposed to the old cliché version of what most others serve. Also, limited options will mean that your guests will have very little to pick and choose from. Unlimited variety is the key to successful catering. The main course must be served with multiple salads and soup options while innovatively designed desserts will give the event a complete look. Check for seasonal food varieties while you may add the flavor of the local cuisines and varied kinds of condiments. Take care of the dressing as the visual appreciation of the food served can influence your guests’ rating of the food you serve.
- Good Presentation Helps: “Every craft needs a clothing” is an age-old adage that emphasizes the importance of good presentation in addition to the efforts you have put in. Once you have decided on the menu, take care of the color and design of the elements on the plate. The size and shape of the room have a great bearing on how you place the table. Prefer to use porcelain over melamine or glass to lend the food a classy and expensive look. Again, the shape of the dishware matters. Check if the event will be organized in the boardroom or in a banquet hall to help decide seat placement.