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Catering Advice, Glasgow

Planning the perfect corporate event

If you are planning a corporate event, there are a number of factors that need to be considered. Many people feel a great deal of pressure when hosting a corporate event. You can relieve that sense of stress and make the most of the event by keeping these main points in mind.

What is the desired impact?

Are you trying to improve morale, make connections, raise money, attract investors or are there several goals? The type of event and all of the plans you make will depend on what you are trying to achieve.

Is there a theme?

There can be a clear theme or you can keep it simple with a formal or semi-formal event. Your theme will help determine the d├ęcor, music and food.

Where is the venue?

Many business owners like to host such events on their premises. This way, if you are trying to make an impression, you are in a space that you know and you are subtly promoting your company at all times.

Number of guests

You need to know how many guests you will be expecting and if they can bring a date. Many people like to allow the plus one option because it helps keep their guests comfortable especially if this is the first time they are attending one of your events.

Now that you have these main questions answered, you can continue to plan your event and all of the necessary elements. These include:

Entertainment

Are you planning on hiring a musician, band, DJ or simply having music playing in the background? Choose the appropriate entertainment for the type of the event.

Decor

The decorations you choose will depend on the type of event and the theme. For corporate events, many people choose to keep it simple and elegant. If you are having a fun evening for your employees, you could enjoy a theme and have your guests dress accordingly.

Catering

The food you choose will depend on the type of event, the duration of the event and your budget. You can have a caterer drop the food off or you can keep them on site to serve the food if you prefer. Full service catering is great if you don't want to lift a finger and you would rather mingle with your guests.

With all of these things to consider, it is always important to communicate your needs with your catering service. Caterers need to know your requirements in order to fulfil them.

 


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Catering for children

Children are known for being picky eaters. They are known for turning their noses up to a number of foods which is why it can be difficult to cater for them. Adults generally enjoy eating healthy but, when it comes to their little ones, some extra planning is needed.

Ask the parents

The first thing you need to do is ask the parents of the children about their child's eating preferences and any possible allergies. These dietary needs or restrictions need to be communicated to the catering service so that they can serve the appropriate foods. It's also important to make sure that the foods you serve are age appropriate. A 2-year-old, for instance, will not have the same diet as an 8-year-old.

Add some colours

Children love colourful foods. Ask your caterer to make their meals as colourful as possible to make children interested in their meal. Bright colours are like a delicious rainbow on their plate and caterers know how to make meals look as amazing as they taste.

Keep it fun

You can always add an element of fun to their meals. Serve chicken nuggets in a fun popcorn-style box, for example. Give each dish a fun theme and kids are bound to eat more and have fun while they are doing it.

Finally, don't forget that they are children and they don't necessarily eat as much as adults. It's important to make sure that your caterer provides enough food but does not necessarily overdo it. Some children do enjoy the same foods as their parents but, when they see other children getting a special meal, they might want to eat this meal with the kids too. This is one reason why so many people choose to have a kids table.

 


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Why have a catered BBQ this summer

When we think about cooking in the summer, many people cringe at the idea of sweating over the stove. The good news is that you don't have to. You can enjoy a lovely BBQ instead. If you are wondering why you should opt for a catered BBQ for your summer event, here are some benefits.

The taste of summer

There is something about the taste of a BBQ that makes everything think of summer. It's not just about the grilled meat, but also all of the side items too. Refreshing drinks in everyone's glasses will complete the perfect summer meal.

Deliciously satisfying

The smell and taste of perfectly grilled meat gives everyone that wonderful sense of satisfaction. It's easy to feed everyone and make sure that everyone is completely satisfied with their meal. It's easy to cater to different appetites too. Meat can be cut to different sizes and guests can help themselves to the side dishes.

Keeping it simple

A BBQ is perfect for keeping things light and informal. If you want all of your guests to feel relaxed, you need to create a relaxed atmosphere. The best way of doing this is by serving finger foods that everyone loves. In summer, a BBQ is the ideal informal meal.

Easy to please

A BBQ includes something for everyone. Beef, pork and chicken are all on the menu. As well as various salads. Even vegetarians can enjoy a BBQ by opting for grilled veggies instead of meat. There is always a way to keep everyone, of all ages happy.

So, the next time it's your turn to host a summer event, consider having a caterer serve up an abundant and delicious BBQ.

 


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