When planning the menu of food and beverages to be served at a corporate event, there are several important aspects that an event planner or caterer in Campbelltown has to account for. Catering to a corporate event is very much different form catering to a wedding or other family/group function as corporate events tend to be a bit more formal.
It’s recommended to come up with some novel and innovative food items or serving ideas rather than the conventional (read staid) or unimaginative items that are regular at most events. However, the level of formality will really depend on the nature of the event as well as its objectives.
Catering Hills District will require you to have some idea of the general profiles or category of the guests attending the event. Such information should ideally include the frequency of their attending similar events, the professional status of the guests, the location of the event and the residence of attendees, and most importantly the ethnic backgrounds. The last mentioned can save you from offering certain offensive or unpalatable items on your menu. You should also account for people with any food allergies.
At events of any sort, people are often resigned to picking from the same menu options as everyone else. But everybody likes variety as well as some control over their culinary preferences. While Catering Blacktown, we would recommend to go with at least two options, especially for the entrée’s. Of course, three is even better. You can also go in for multiple options in salad dressing, condiments on the side, and more than one option for dessert – one healthy and one that is more indulgent.
Depending on the time of year in which the event is being held, one should take advantage of some seasonal food items that the attendees will inevitably savor. You should also take advantage of what the location of the event has to offer in terms of food and fresh produce, such as some great seafood if your event is being held in Sydney or by the coast.
The event that you are catering to might have specific objectives, which will determine the size and layout of the venue. At corporate events in NSW, attendees are likely to have files, brochures, laptops, notepads, pens etc with them. The tables and seating will thus need to account for them in addition to multiple pieces of crockery. All this will end up requiring more space. If the event, say an office celebration or sales meet is held in a boardroom or office conference hall, you’re looking at around 12-20 chairs. If it’s a banquet or meet and greet which requires catering in Blackhill, the numbers will certainly be much higher.
Once the menu and layout has been determined, the next essential step is to consider the way you want the food to be served. Regardless of whether a buffet or seated service, you definitely need your food and service options to be fragrant and colorful. Caterers in Campbelltown will also have to ensure that the linen, table and other venue decorations compliment the theme of the event and the meal.
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