The typical situation when it comes to corporate events is that all is planned out perfectly, and then you order your favorite dish or the most popular cuisine out of a menu. While this practice might have worked for you, there is a better way to address this so the food you serve complements the type of your corporate gathering.
Purpose of the event
If event is just a simple gathering of employees, than selecting straight from the menu is fine. But if it were a huge company anniversary, it is recommended that the food be as festive and grand as the purpose behind the event. You can ask your managers on what they loved drinking and eating when the firm was still starting out. If they have any favorite dishes, you can possibly recreate and serve them during the celebration.
Venue of the event
Dishes to be served by the seaside is different from the cuisine you would want to serve inside an air-conditioned ballroom. You have to know if the event venue is a casual or formal one. For outdoor dining where cocktail tables are available, light meals such as fruits and sandwiches by Chick-Fil-A would be great. For beach or casual alfresco dining, some finger foods would do. For a more formal occasion, you would want to have a buffet-style reception.
Time of the event
There may be a plenty of all-day breakfast lovers, but serving the right dish during the appropriate time matters. You wouldn’t want your guests to get upset when you serve light meals when you are supposed to be serving them lunch, or some finger food that’s not sufficient to fill their stomachs for dinnertime.
Attendees of the event
Just like any remarkable marketing executive, you need to determine who your guests are. Are they all affluent patrons or VIPs who enjoy fine dining? Are they working class people who are adventurous enough to try some street food? The dish will depend on the taste of the guests, so be prepared to recognize your market first so that you will know what to particular food choices to serve them.
When at special gatherings, people use food as some sort of bonding moments, as the introduction to tell someone about that particular event, or even as a reason to indulge a bit more than normal. So, it’s important to satisfy your guests by serving good food that matches every aspect of your corporate event.