Buffet Catering for Your Company Party
Buffet catering is a great alternative to ordering individual plates at your next company party. Not only is this a more cost efficient route, but also gives your guests more variety to choose from and can really benefit those picky eaters. People appreciate having different choices, so opting for buffet catering will also leave you with happier guests, which is an added benefit to all at your corporate event.
It is important to hire a professional caterer who has a good amount of experience in corporate buffet catering, but first there are a few things you need to think about before arranging your next event meal.
- - Try and get a fairly accurate headcount. From past experience, you know that it is difficult to get an exact number of guests. Anywhere from 5-10% of your guests may not show up. But it is always better to have too much food rather than too little.
- - Decide on the type of foods you want to serve at your buffet. It is unlikely that your caterer is familiar with your guests, but you probably have a good idea of what the group will like. If this is a company party, then these are likely people that you interact with on a daily basis, so you should have an idea of whether they prefer shrimp and oysters versus barbecue and beans.
- - Plan out the space for your buffet. Before the event make sure to clear out ample room for the buffet to be placed. Make sure there is extra space to move around and interact, you want your guests to enjoy themselves, and being cramped up and running into each other will present a stressful situation.
- - Be sure to get with your caterer beforehand and go over all important details with them. They will need to know when your company party is beginning and exactly when the food needs to be ready. This is also a good time to go over protocol for cleaning up afterwards and what timeframe this needs to be done within.
Keeping all these factors in mind, you are now ready to hire a caterer for your next corporate event. Your guests will be grateful for having different options and your company party will be a hit!