3 Tips to Choosing a Corporate Caterer

Corporate events can be an unwieldy beast. They often require a certain caliber of caterer that appeals to the sophisticated palates of a business crowd; therefore, finding the right caterer for the event can prove to be a challenge.
Treat every first meeting with a potential caterer as a job interview: listen and ask. Listen to what they specialize in and what they offer and ask what they have to offer your event and what kind of service they provide. Hiring a caterer for a corporate event is as much a benefit for you and the company. If they do well, then they have a potential corporate client and you have a successful event that looks highly on you.
Once you and the professional caterer come to an agreement, the next step is to decide the
presentation option. This can often make or break a corporate event depending on the business culture and the reason for the occasion. From cocktail and station service to buffet and seated options, these create ambiance and often detail the prestige of an event.
For a mixer style event a cocktail service would be most preferred complete with hors d’oeuvres and plenty room for mingling. Meanwhile, a company merger perhaps necessitates a seated option preceded by a cocktail hour and ending with a multiple-course meal and space for a speech.
Catering services usually handle everything in between. Remember, you’re not just paying for food and beverages but you’re also paying for service. And, as they say, you get what you pay for. There are many caterers that specialize in corporate events. In order to find a good one, you just need time and dedication. Make sure you have references from other corporate events they’ve been employed by so you can know how they operate in such a specific climate and under the pressure of such an important event.

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