Planning a corporate event? From seminars and conferences to executive retreats and company milestones, planning a corporate event can be quite a daunting and overwhelming experience, especially if you are catering for a large group. But it doesn’t have to be. To ensure that the event is a success, you have to ensure that all bases are covered.
At Transform Kitchen, we’re providing catering services for hundreds of high-profile events throughout the year. So with our experience, we’re sharing some tips on how to host a successful corporate event and how to choose the right catering service.
When? That is the first thing you will need to consider when planning your corporate event. Venues can fill up quite quickly particularly if you decide to host your event during holiday periods or end of the year. Choosing the date far in advance will help you avoid the rush or the disappointment of having to reschedule your preferred date due to unavailability of your chosen venue.
How much you can afford to spend on the event is another thing that should be at the top of your list. Your budget will act as a guide to help you determine what type and quality of food you can provide for your guests.
Another thing to consider when planning your catered event is how many people you will be catering for. This is important so as to avoid waste and also to avoid the embarrassment of not having enough food for your guests.
Selecting Your Caterer
Now that you have the date, budget and numbers accounted for, the next thing is choosing the right caterer. Naturally, it may be tempting to go for the catering service that is the least expensive but apart from the cost, you will need to consider the caterers:
• The kind of food they offer
The service offered by a catering company could be a deal breaker. Check online for reviews or talk to other companies that have used them to get an idea of the service they offer. The last thing you want is to contract a catering company that is notorious for poor service.
Things can happen after you have submitted the numbers to the caterer. People can pull out at the last minute or you just need to add one or two more guests. Therefore, you will need to ensure that your caterer is flexible and can facilitate changes like this.
If you don’t want the menu at your corporate event to be run of the mill, check to ensure that the catering company offers something unique. Everybody does fried dim sims, so find out if they have something unique on their menu, something impressive and something healthy.
Transform Kitchen embodies all the characteristics you expect from an outstanding catering company. What we bring to the table are delicious and nutritionally balanced catering menus. Our extensive range of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, canapés and fresh juices are guaranteed to stimulate the palate of your guests and keep them satisfied.
Call Transform Kitchen today to engage the services of our professional team who will help you host a successful corporate event.