Are you organising a corporate event which needs catering to impress? Perhaps you want to show prospective clients that you’re a company worth spending more time with. Maybe you’re organising a charity event and need guests to have a good time to raise awareness of a cause. You may even need the event food to set the tone of the day.
Whatever you require, here are some great ideas for you to consider when planning the ideal corporate event menu.
Setting the Tone
A corporate event which really impresses attendees is one which has been well-planned, thinking about how every aspect can create the right atmosphere for what you’re trying to achieve. Your event catering is one of the elements which people will remember, so it’s important that it complements the event theme you’ve chosen. For example, if creating a relaxed vibe where everything is pretty informal, you may prefer to put a modern twist on the menu such as wood fired pizzas fresh from the oven. If hosting a formal champagne reception, canapes which go perfectly with fizz may be the right choice.
There’s nothing worse than going to a corporate function which disappoints when the food is served. It can put a damper on the day or evening if you’re dressed to impress only to find the food doesn’t match up to the feel of the event. Delicate flavours created using fresh ingredients can create a real talking point, helping people to gel, network and all while enjoying themselves and the food they’re eating. Great food is something people talk about after a corporate event, so focus on serving a quality menu.
Creating a Buzz
The atmosphere is everything at a corporate event, creating the right mood for the day. If you want to add a buzz to proceedings, incorporate food into your entertainment plans by finding a caterer who can cook before your guests. By using elements such as smoke and fire, you can achieve a focal point of the event which draws people together. This could be something visually exciting such as Asado style cooking in the open air with succulent meats such as whole lambs being slowly roasted before guests’ eyes. The aromas and flavours will be felt before they even hit their plates.
Want to start planning your corporate event menu?
Here at With Fire, we specialise in event catering in the Home Counties, putting together menus which are tailored to the theme of your day. We help you impress every time – from delivering high quality canapes which are beautifully presented to a large number of guests to wowing attendees by adding theatre as we cook over wood and charcoal. We have experience catering for all sized events, from intimate soirées with a small number of attendees to large corporate functions feeding hundreds of guests.
If you’d like to discuss your ideas and requirements, get in touch with our expert team now on 07825 533440.