There’s nothing like adding a bar to turn a meeting into a party. However, if you are considering having a bar or serving alcohol at your next corporate event, you may be wondering what type of guidelines you should take into consideration. Besides your own company’s individual policies, there are a few ways to be sure that you are taking precautions to be licensed, insured, and cost-saving when adding a bar to your next event.
The space you choose for your next business event is as crucial to success as the food or entertainment. Depending on the type of event you are having, you will require different things from your chosen venue, including size, location, parking, and available dates and packages. So, how do you know what you will need from your venue depending on the event you are planning?
We’ve all had it happen before - the dreaded last minute catering event or last minute changes. Maybe you had a meeting come up the day before and now need a lunch catered. Maybe you already had an event scheduled, but now you have 15 extra people coming. Or, maybe you had an event planned but something came up and you need to cancel. What’s the best way to handle these last minute requests so that both you and your caterer are happy with the end result?
You’ve heard it said before - location is everything. While this may usually apply to real estate, we think it also applies to the location of your caterer. If your caterer is further away, that means it will take longer to deliver your food and your food will be traveling longer. Food that travels longer tends to lose freshness and you may not be getting the best quality of food when it arrives. So, how far then is too far for a caterer?
We are often asked about the size of event we provide services for and what needs to be done to plan for each event. In most cases, our answer is it really depends on the size and scale of the event and the estimated attendance. Each event requires different preparation from both the customer and the caterer to ensure the event runs smoothly. Take a look as we break down events of every size and the planning required for each.
We’ve all heard the saying that variety is the spice of life, but should that apply to your catering company as well? When choosing a catering company, you will have two basic choices - one that specializes in one style of cuisine and one that offers a variety of styles. When faced with the decision between a single choice or a variety, which is the better option?
If you are a company who holds a lot of catered meetings or events, you probably know that there are certain things that are necessary to have on hand at an event to make sure everything runs smoothly. Even if you don’t use a catering service that often, you could probably imagine that are certain things that are needed to make sure the food is served the correct way at the proper temperature or to make the room look nice and professional. We’ve come up with a list of the top 5 things you or your cater should make sure you have on hand for your next meeting.
If you’re planning a large corporate event or meeting (or even a smaller one), you may be wondering if you need to work with an event planner or simply a catering company. It may be difficult to determine when an event requires a professional or when you can rely on your caterer to help you plan the timing and set up the room for your event. While the answer is that it always depends on the event, there are a few guidelines to follow when deciding between an event planner or a catering company.
Insurance is important to everyone from homeowners to business owners to car owners and more. Without insurance, you are liable for the events that occur in or to your home, business, car, or anything else. However, the rules for a catering company can be a little bit different. If an incident happens when your business hires a catering company, who is responsible? Who needs the insurance?
Not all meals are created equal! While Mac 'N Cheese and BBQ is amazing, sometimes you want to opt for a fresher, healthier meal for your catered meeting. But you’re worried that salad won’t be enough and half the office isn’t eating carbs in preparation for summer. How do you provide a healthy but filling and hearty catered meal for your team while accommodating everyone’s dietary preferences? Don’t worry, we have some tips!