So much is involved in
creating the perfect corporate event for your employees and guests. Your catering, convention venue, and business
materials can make or break the event. Having the right food and beverages
available can help transform a subpar event into a great memory. Your
employees and guests will appreciate the efforts you go to ensure they
have good food and a comfortable convention venue in Houston. Let’s
look at how to choose the food and beverages for your next corporate event.
Know Your Audience
Choosing food and beverages may largely depend on the type of people attending
your corporate event. If you are inviting employees of small company,
and you know them very well, then you may wish to keep the menu informal.
If several professional business people are attending, and you are hoping
to make connections, then consider formal hors d’oeuvres that guests
can easily eat while talking. If you wish for more employee participation,
then poll your employees or guests to get a sense of what foods they would
prefer. Use this opportunity to ask about potential food allergies or
sensitivities as well.
Know Your Event
You must know the style and various details of your corporate event to
help you choose the right food and beverages. For example, a morning meeting
will likely consist of breakfast pastries, juices, and coffee. An evening
event, however, will typically require a formal sit-down meal with the
option of alcoholic drinks and various sodas. If your corporate event
has a particular theme, then look at menu options that might complement it.
Know Your Numbers
Before finalizing your menu choices, you must have an approximate number
of people in attendance. You will need this number when booking your convention
venue and catering company. If there are any food allergies or specific
requests, then ask possible caterers if they have the means to address
these issues. Ask your convention venue if they have preferred caterers
and vendors, as well, because you may receive a better price on catering packages.