So you have been tasked with choosing the catering service for your next corporate event. Not sure where to begin? Let us help you get started on the right track.
First and foremost, you should determine your corporate event budget overall. This should include the venue, catering, decorations, and any other details. From there you can see how much is allocated for each and you can speak with companies you can afford, rather than speaking with those you cannot.
Getting a headcount of how many guests you will be expecting can help determine your budget and which catering company would be better suited for your event. Some caterers focus more on smaller, more intimate events, while others specialize in larger scale events. While you don’t necessarily need an exact count, you should have a general idea of the number of guests.
You can stick with the typical assortment of hors d’oeuvres plus beef, chicken or vegetarian entrees, or you can wow your guests by exploring a wide variety of food options.
You want a caterer that will work with your vision and ideas to create a menu that suits your event. They should also be able to accommodate different diets and allergies should these come up.
Some events have bars while others may not. Consider the type of event you are hosting and whether a bar would be appropriate.
Holiday parties or galas would likely have a bar, whereas corporate conferences could do without. You can discuss these options with your caterer to help you decide.
- Ongoing Relationship
Considering an ongoing relationship with a catering company you like can help to save you time and possibly money in the long run. Many corporate catering services are willing to sign ongoing contracts to guarantee services for a set number of future events.
You want your corporate event to be memorable in a good way, and the right catering service can help cement that. If you’re looking for breakfast or lunch catering for your office or special event, feel free to contact us 909-596-5225 to discuss our catering options.