Check out today’s blog with some tips for when catering your next corporate event!
Corporate event catering is big business. And, as a result, competition is fierce between professional caterers, especially in London where everyone is fighting for a slice of the same cake, if you’ll pardon the pun. If you are a professional caterer, then you need to ensure that everything is put in place, well in advance, from the menu and the food presentation through to table and chair hire, the hire of catering equipment and much more.
Hopefully the tips below will assist you when you are planning your next corporate event, and will save you some time, money and effort when the time comes.
Get numbers well in advance
Without doubt, THE most critical factor you need to consider is the number of guests you are expecting. This will probably be limited by the size of the venue where you are holding your event, or perhaps you simply have a set number of guests that are attending. The number of guests will determine the amount of table and chair hire you need, along with quantities of glassware and crockery hire you require.
Carry out a venue site visit in advance
Unless you are a seasoned professional caterer with lots of experience, it’s probably going to be worth carrying out a site visit well in advance of your event, especially in the City of London, for instance, which is full of iconic – and quirky – venues. Maybe the access is limited or restricted, or perhaps the kitchen facilities aren’t exactly what you need, in which case you’ll need to consider catering equipment hire.
Whatever issues there are, it’s definitely going to be worth knowing about them well in advance, rather than them arising a last minute in the lead up to a busy catering event.
Get creative with the menu!
Naturally, any catering event is all about the food! Your guests will remember innovative, creative and engaging food creations and so always push your catering team to do their very best, for instance, by using seasonal vegetables, innovative flavour combinations and other ways to impress your guests. The best food creations get posted and shared by your guests on Instagram, so you’ll definitely know whether your event has been a success or not!
Work with trusted contractors
When it comes to table and chair hire, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of options out there online, with easyEventhire, of course, being part of that range of options. Simply Google ‘table and chair hire near me’ and you’ll be presented with some options from which you’ll be able to choose. What is important is that you decide to work with a trusted contractor who is going to turn up on time, with the equipment you need, in the right quantities – this will certainly save you a headache!
The last thing you need is to be worrying about your glassware hire and chair hire in the lead up to your event. easyEventhire, for instance, provides a nationwide service, built on years of experience, and you can rely on us. Event glassware hire, for example, has never been easier!
Tableware doesn’t have to be boring!
When we talk about ‘tableware’ we mean glassware, cutlery and crockery. Boring? Well, it doesn’t have to be. The golden rule to remember here is that your guests – first and foremost – eat with their eyes! The way that your food is presented is incredibly important, and the fantastic food creations that your catering team produces surely deserve to be shown off in the best way possible.
Why settle for plain white crockery when you can choose more unusual and unique crockery such as stoneware plates, patterned and textured dishes and bowls and much more. And, when it comes to cutlery, there are plenty of options other than stainless steel, including gold and even copper cutlery options.
And finally, with glassware, why not up-style your catering event with gold or silver rimmed glassware, which are available in matching sets of wine glasses and champagne flutes. These are just a few tableware ideas that might provide you with some inspiration for your next catering event.
Hopefully these tips will assist when the time comes to cater for your next event. Suffice to say that you want to make it as impressive as possible, especially if it’s a corporate contract where you need to impress your blue-chip client.
And, when the time comes, we’d like to think that you’ll pay us a visit again here at easyEventhire, where we can provide you with the complete range of equipment hire including tableware, furniture and much more for your temporary catering event. Don’t hesitate to browse and place your secure order online 24/7 with the experts nationwide – you won’t be disappointed!