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What does it take to plan and cater an event for 100 people?

Today’s blog from easyEventhire looks at what glassware hire & catering equipment hire you might need to cater an event for 100 guests.

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Corporate event catering can be great fun. It can also be stressful, especially when things don’t go 10% according to plan. Of course, there are lots of different types of events that take place each year around the country, including weddings, corporate events, balls, gala dinners and award ceremonies, to name just a few, many of which need glassware hire, catering equipment rental, and more!

In today’s article, we’re taking a look at what it takes to plan and cater a corporate event for 100 people. And, regardless of the type of event, these principles remain the same for all.

Hopefully, when the time comes, these factors might save you some time, money and effort!

A clear brief from your client

Right at the very start of the process, it’s vitally important that you get a clear and concise brief from your client. This helps to manage everyone’s expectations from the outset, so there are no hidden surprises, last minute changes or disappointments along the way. What type of event do they have in mind? What is the budget?

All these questions have to be asked well in advance before you embark on your event. It really is worth spending the time on this in the early stages as, ultimately, it will save you time and effort in the long run.

A close relationship with your catering team

A close relationship with your catering team is essential, especially when it comes to corporate event hire. Work with your head chef in regard to the menu planning. The brief from your client may well mean a limited budget is in place, and so the ingredients for the menu – and, of course, the food creations – need to take this into account.

Don’t worry – the most creative chefs are able to work with almost any type of budget, and it’s impressive how they can use seasonal and affordable vegetables and other ingredients to create your some impressive food creations for your guests. Once the menu offering has been decided, you and the head chef can then look at what catering equipment you need in order for the kitchen staff to work efficiently and effectively.

Some knowledge about catering equipment & glassware hire

This is where knowledge about catering equipment is often useful. If your head chef is talking about a salamander grill, a double turbofan convection oven, a jackstack and gastronorms, it’s always useful if you have a vague idea about what these look like – after all, it’s probably going to be down to you to hire catering equipment of the right type and in the right quantities for your temporary catering event.

Fortunately, there are plenty of catering equipment rental companies out there who will be able to assist you, of which easyEventhire is one, of course. Our experts will be able to guide you if you come to us with a list of requirements, so don’t worry!

A little black book of contacts

If you’ve been in the catering industry for a while, then you’ve probably built up a list of trusted supplier contacts who you regularly call upon. If you are new, however, then these contacts are worth their weight in gold, and so when you find a company or individual you enjoy working with, try to nurture the relationship, as you’ll be amazed at how helpful they can be moving forward.

Whether it’s a glassware hire company, catering equipment hire company, or other similar company in this sector, make a note!

Determination & a will to succeed

And finally, like anything else in life, the success of your catering event is likely to be driven by your levels of determination and a willingness to succeed. Most obstacles can be overcome by having a plan B, C & D, and so always expect the unexpected. Rarely does event planning go 100% to plan, and so have faith in yourself and the surrounding team to deliver.

When the time comes for you to cater for your next corporate event, simply Google ‘glassware hire near me’, along with other searches, and the chances are that easyEventhire will come up as an option. With one of the most extensive ranges of glassware, tableware and catering equipment hire (and even event furniture hire) anywhere in the UK, you’ll no doubt find what you are looking for with us.

Don’t hesitate to browse and place your secure order online 24/7 with the experts – we very much look forward to working with you on your upcoming event or occasion.

Simon has a wealth of experience in the events industry having spent over 20+ years dealing with clients on major projects. With a particular interest in the sports and hospitality field, Simon is regularly asked to attend seminars, conferences, and other events to share his expertise and knowledge with others within the industry. Linkedin Profile