Typically, whenever people think of catering events, they think of weddings, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. However, catering events can be for simple or low-pressure occasions. The catering event opportunities and situations are endless. Hiring a catering company is definitely something to consider, because it relieves some of the pressure from the host and helps make sure everyone is fed and happy.
You want your business meetings to be as positive and interesting as possible. You can keep everyone attending, attentive and ready to go by keeping them fed. Many times, catering for business meetings includes coffee, bagels and donuts; which are typically breakfast foods. If you are holding a meeting at 11:30 in the morning (lunchtime), why not cater the meeting with sandwiches and a salad?
How hard is it to keep employees engaged at work on Fridays? You can probably answer that question pretty easily. At the end of the work week, employees typically struggle to get work done and stay focused at the office. Try catering office lunches on Friday. It may cost a little money, but it will keep your employees happy and will reflect in the quality of their work. Even catering one Friday each month would become an incentive for your employees to be productive.
Summer BBQ’s are a staple of the South. You invite family and friends over to your house to cook and eat outside, drink something tasty and play yard games. Typically, these gatherings consist of chips, watermelon, hotdogs and hamburgers. Why not freshen up your summer BBQ by having it catered with fresh salads and sandwiches? If you’re not busy cooking, you can enjoy more time with your guests.
Family reunions are usually pretty busy. Grandma Jean maybe can’t remember where she is, the kids are running around getting into who knows what, and the adults are asking a host of questions, telling stories and wondering how many other people brought ambrosia salad. Family reunions are potlucks that usually have the same food every year. Perhaps you’re interested in changing things up a bit this year. Catering events, like your family reunion, will help ensure your get-together doesn’t require you to be stuck on the grill all day. You can spend more time, helping Grandma Jean, playing with the kids and checking to see if anyone still brought ambrosia salad. Take some of the stress out of your family reunion this year by having it catered.
Girls Night In
Girls nights out have become girls nights in, where girlfriends get together, gossip, eat a ton of food and watch movies. This is a perfect opportunity to try something new, such as new food. Try having a meal catered before indulging in brownies and ice cream. Part of having a girls night is not having to cook a basic meal for yourself. Try some new food and enjoy a great meal by having your girls night catered.
Businesses are always looking for ways to hype up their grand opening or weekend sales. Catering is a simple way to do this. Catering events such as these can be tricky because a business can never be sure how many people will show up and it can be hard to find a balance between catering a full sized meal and finger foods. Try catering for an hour or two during lunchtime so that it’s a limited time, but also a time when customers will be hungry. Have an area set up for the catering that could possibly include small portions of sandwiches and salads that can be easily consumed while browsing the sale. These portions should already be prepared and need to be served to the customers, not on a self serve basis. Advertising this will bring customers into the sale and keep them satisfied while they shop.
Ready to cater your next event?
Now that you know catering events can include any event you want, not just weddings and birthday parties, are you ready to get started? First, decide on what type of event you want to cater. Then, give Four Seasons Catering and Eatery a call and let us help you work out the details of your event.