Hospitality for company events need to be different from home or private parties. Though every event might seem to have the same elements, there are certain expectations that set service and menu options as well as other factors apart. If you are new to company event organizing, here are some key factors to keep in mind.
Kind of event being planned
The main factor that will help you decide on a catering Melbourne service is to look at the kind of event that is being planned. Company events can be diverse. It could be an informal company lunch within the office premises; a dinner hosted for the employees; an awards function in a banquet hall; an annual gala event for employees and customers and so forth. Hence every event has a certain underlying theme, level of formality, number of people involved, indoor or outdoor elements and so forth. Accordingly the food and menu requirements also differ.
Consulting a food preparation service
When you approach a catering service to arrange the food and service for a company event, check to know whether they have catered similar occasions before. With an experienced catering service that has a dedicated venue of its own where corporate parties are common, you might not have to say much as they already have set menus and options for you to explore. It is best to choose a catering service that is popular among corporate party venues than choose one that does personal events like baby shower venues.
Any long standing catering service will have a long list of customers they have catered to and should have no problem forwarding you some contacts with whom you could speak to. It would be wise to refer to some customers and get their feedback, especially if you are looking to get catering done for a high profile company party. You need to be confident that the catering service has handled such events before and can deliver the level of food, drinks and service as is expected at such corporate events.
Nowadays every regional directory for a city or state will have numerous catering services listed. It would be helpful to explore the website of a catering service to understand the kind of clientele they cater to. Many catering services specialize in a certain cuisine or menu offerings. If that doesn’t appeal enough, you might want to look at food based preferences when you choose a catering service from online directories. It would be easy to consult two or three catering services through online websites.