Before you start looking for a conference room or a caterer, you must prepare the logistics and the communication strategy of the event.
For this, it is necessary to organize a working meeting that brings together all the stakeholders in the different departments of the company. The objectives of the event must be determined, both in terms of internal and external communication.
Before you start looking for a conference room or a caterer, you need to prepare the logistics and the communication strategy of the event.
To do so, it is necessary to organize a working meeting that brings together all stakeholders in the different departments of the company. It is necessary to determine the objectives of the event, both in terms of internal and external communication.
Even if your event doesn’t revolve around catering, you need to pay attention to it. What is the role of catering?
Does the venue you’ve chosen handle all the catering (and is it up to your quality standards?) Then you can breathe easily. That’s one less thing to worry about. If not, you’ll have to deal with it. But don’t panic, we’ll walk you through it.
Restaurant or caterer?
Here is the first question to ask yourself: will you choose a professional caterer or is your budget limited? If so, then it would be best to look for a local caterer. Most of them provide excellent quality products and can often be very original.
Presentation is more important than you think
Make sure the catering fits the style of your event: how you serve something is often as important as what the chef will prepare. Especially when organizing a themed party, you need to think innovatively, as does your kitchen team. So don’t choose your caterer in a hurry.
Determine what you need
Breakfast, brunch, lunch with sandwiches or as a buffet, snack, walking dinner, live cooking, snacks, etc. Everything is possible and much more. With or without service. Decide what you need based on the type of event and your budget.
Ask your caterer what they have to offer, and more importantly, at what price. In any case, ask for a detailed quote with all costs listed separately. This will give you a perfect overview and allow you to easily adapt it.
Taste for a good cause
Regardless of the gastronomic solution you choose, it is clearly worthwhile to ask your restaurant owner for a tasting. This way, you will be able to discover the different dishes, accompanied by their wines. This way, you will know exactly what will be served to your guests.
Also ask the chef if he can accommodate special requests, such as a vegetarian or vegan menu. It is also common to ask for special dishes for illnesses and allergies. There are also various religious restrictions that you may encounter. Ask about the possibilities.
Invite your restaurant owner
It is not unusual to ask your caterer to come and see the event site. He or she may (or rather probably will) see things that you missed and can then anticipate. And don’t hesitate to ask questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question, and your restaurant owner will be happy to answer them.
What’s hot & what’s not
You may be overwhelmed, so we’ve researched the latest trends for you. But also what’s NOT! Let’s say, just to be on the safe side!
Grab & go
Trendy food trucks offering the most amazing food, to eat on the go, are on top! By offering one or more food trucks at your event, your guests will waste less time. A quick, healthy, and tasty snack, and you’re done! Trendy and affordable.
A large part of the food produced is thrown away. This is a practice that more and more people are fighting against, and fortunately. We will mention as an example that attracts particular attention, the no-shows. Perhaps it would be interesting to donate the surplus to an organization for the needy?
A tasty, delicious, and above all… pragmatic cuisine! This is the motto of the latest generation of chefs, who don’t care about trends. For them, no diminutives marinated on beds of nonsense. Quality cuisine, with local products and lesser-known but equally tasty wines, a relaxed atmosphere… is this right for your event?
A wilted salad, rubbery roast beef, loose salmon and the inevitable shrimp tomato. Admit it, it’s a bore… Fortunately, this form of dining is a thing of the past, and everyone knows it. So think again if you choose this option for your company party.
Think about the menu, so that everything served at the event is beneficial to the health of your guests. A healthy, protein-rich bite of lean meat or fatty fish (omega 3) and fresh local vegetables will increase your alertness and prevent you from nodding off after the meal.
Sugar and fat
Limit the supply of sugars and fats, especially the usual snacks that accompany coffee. Even if they are tasty and offer a short-lived energy boost, drowsiness will quickly follow. Everyone will be cranky, slow, and moody. Just what you want to avoid, right?