6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Caterer
Plan accordingly. Choose a caterer who you know is competent and has already done this type of event before. Also, secure your food and beverage insurance policies and expect to pay a healthy premium. Choose a catering service that uses their own food and beverage vendors or works closely with local vendors that sell food. Get a word of mouth recommendation from people you know and respect and also from local catering and food stores and websites. Doing a few untraditional searches will extend the list of possible service providers for your business conference.
There are Many Food Options
It is the end of the day and unfortunately, you’ve only just begun your corporate event. All you want to do is send out the list of attendees and all the food and beverage providers who quote the lowest prices….but the list you’re going to go on is absolutely massive.
Imagine there are well over 100+ venues and food providers in your library. You’re going to have to dig deep. Out of all of the people, approximately 10 people you want to meet.
Who are these 10 people? Who is going to provide the food and beverage choices, and table decorations? And you most likely aren’t going to have many if any meetings with these people.
If you are going to make face-to-face meetings with these important people, make sure your summit is fun. Don’t ask your colleagues to do anything you wouldn’t do yourself.
Let’s say you have a guest speaker and someone in your company is in an area where lunch and dinner are both well-liked. The host gets his or her own space. You enter food and beverage off of your to-do list and ask your potential sponsors, “What can …