1. Do you want cold soups and warm ice creams?
While deciding the menu, it is best to think about what will be best served in such environment, rather than planning on what goes best in the platter. A sizzling plate of fajitas is an excellent choice for a corporate event, of 100 people. The question that must arise in this case is whether it is also a good choice for a long outdoor event in the summer. Certain menu choices could also require a lot of energy and space to help them maintain properly. All these considerations have to be properly taken care of, before deciding on the ultimate wedding caterer.
2. Do you want to make the guests leave hungry?
Isn’t it embarrassing to run out of food when you still have many hungry guests expecting their dinner? Neither is it a good option to serve them with leftovers. So how do you choose the right amount? Consider factors like:-
- Number of guests
- Duration of event
- Type of event
- Type of food
- Time of event
Sounds like a huge deal? Talk to an experienced catering firm. This is why they are called professionals; they are best in such assumptions.
3. Are you planning to get your guests sick?
Professional caterers are trained to cook, transport, store and serve food as well as safely clean and sanitize all equipment before the event. In addition to education, they also have a range of refrigerated trucks, warming units and insulated coolers to help keep food at a moderate temperature. Cooking and storing food for 4 people is much different than doing so for 40 people.
4. Do you want your guests to find you insensitive?
Who does your audience consist of? Do they consist of only men, only women or they compose of both evenly? People serving an environmentalist group, will definitely not be interested in having veal for a meal. Serving salads to pork lovers will create a somewhat same impact. Hence, plan your meal in accordance with the guest list and not the other way round.
5. Do you want food to be served hours later?
Never ignore your agenda. Decide on the time and amount of people you have to share your meal with. A morning event that starts with a meet and greet will be the best place for an omelet. But the same omelet served for lunch is a disaster.
6. Do you want your event to be a fiasco?
A few key decisions need to be taken beforehand in order to make your event a success. So, here we bring to you the salient points:-
- What is the budget plan for the event?
- Where will the event be held?
- What is the kind of event that you are planning?
- When is the event to happen?
- How many people will be at the event?
- What is the time of your visitor’s arrival?
- When will the meal be served?
- How long do you have for the guests to eat?
- What is the kind of meal that you are planning? Stations, buffet, box or served?
- Are there any dietary restrictions? Do they have any food allergies?
- What are the kinds of drinks you are looking to serve?
- Looking for rental china, silverware, glassware or plain old paper and plastic?
Decide on all of these previously. Last moment hasty decisions often lead to unnecessary trouble and goof-ups. It’s in your best interest to avoid these and have a safe corporate event ahead.