Top San Jose Venues for the Perfect Corporate or Private Event
Handheld Catering Discusses Top 5 Event Venues in San Jose
San Jose is full of amazing venues, meaning that choosing one for a private or corporate event can be overwhelming. To help you narrow down your choices, our San Jose event catering company discusses five of the best venues the San Jose area has to offer.
1. The Mexican Heritage Plaza
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Covering six acres in the eastern part of San Jose, the Mexican Heritage Plaza features striking murals and calming gardens. It can serve a wide variety of events because it sports spaces for both large groups and smaller gatherings.
Benefits of Hiring a Local San Jose Catering Company Near Your Event Location
Location, Location, Location… 5 Reasons this is an Important Factor when Hiring Catering Companies
Catering is the most important aspect of any event or special occasion, albeit the hardest. This is because it’s a multi-faceted task that becomes more complex as you have to meet your guests’ dietary restrictions and tastes. Also, you have to strike a balance between too much food (i.e. food going to waste) and guests going hungry. These are some of the key reasons why most people hire experienced San Jose catering companies for events.
In this post, we explain a few reasons why, in your search, you should look for and choose a catering company local to your event location.
A local caterer is more likely to keep time
8 Reasons to Have Your Next Corporate Event Catered
Hiring a San Jose Corporate Catering Company Makes Holiday Events Easy
A corporate training event, end of the year party, or seminar, almost always calls for an excellent culinary experience to complement the event. With the planning and organizing that goes into hosting such events, it can be difficult to accommodate the needs of your guests effectively. The good news is that you can hire a San Jose event catering company to make your work easier.
Below are a few reasons why your corporate events should be catered:
Ability to accommodate dietary restrictions
Show Gratitude this Thanksgiving with Office Catering
Give Thanks this Holiday Season with Corporate Catering
Saying thank you is an easy and effective way for business leaders to improve workplace culture. However, many leaders miss this opportunity, according to Forbes contributor Amy Morin. Thanking employees with a special gesture, such as corporate catering, is a way to boost employees’ productivity and their well-being. It also boosts job satisfaction, making it easier to retain the talent that make a company great.
The good news is that a full-service catering company, like Handhand Catering in Santa Clara, can provide an easy way for any business to show gratitude this Thanksgiving season. Providing a meal to your employees gives them a chance to unwind from their daily duties and connect with each other over shared food. Here’s a look at some of the different service options.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Catering with Style
Our Event Caterers Take Out All the Guesswork
When planning any type of event, one of your top priorities should always be the catering. The quality of the food, and the catering service your guests receive, plays a major role in the event’s success. In this post, we discuss the dos and don’ts of an executive assistant who’s in charge of planning a perfect event.
1. Get your numbers right
Have a precise number of the guests you will need to cater for. There is nothing worse than having some guests go hungry or going overboard and having to get rid of excess food.
2. Know your budget
The success of your event depends on your ability to plan it properly. Standard event requirements include securing a venue, sound equipment, catering, décor, and so on. You will need to establish what requirements will be unique to your event and prioritize accordingly.
6 Corporate Holiday Party Ideas from San Jose Event Caterers
Full-Service Event Caterer’s Tips for a Perfect Corporate Holiday Party
According to a recent news article, only a third of employees enjoy their end of the year holiday party. You can change this narrative by creating an experience that motivates your employees and improves company morale. Planning corporate events aren’t always an easy feat, so our San Jose event planning company offers 6 big tips for a party that they’ll remember for a long time.
1. Decide on a theme
You do not have to go overboard with your party’s theme. You can decide to have twinkling lights with keep things simple and set the mood. Small décor hints go a long way in helping your employees and guests to loosen up and get into the Holiday spirit.
2. Pick the most appropriate time to hold your party
How to Plan the Perfect Corporate Halloween Party
San Jose Event Catering Company Offers Tips on Halloween Party Planning
Summer will be over before we know it, and for some, Halloween is already on the mind. Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning that big corporate Halloween party that’s become an annual tradition. Yes, we know it’s only July, but our San Jose full-service catering company has already received several inquiries for corporate Halloween catering. Below we share the ultimate Halloween party checklist.
1. Choose a theme
Choosing a theme for your corporate Halloween party not only sets the stage for the celebrations of the day but also brings about cohesive energy. It also gives your guests an idea of how to dress up. You will want to choose decorations that reflect and complement your theme. Common Halloween themes include Jack-O-Lantern, Scary Movie or Costume parties.
7 Tips for Organizing a Successful Corporate Event
Corporate Event Catering Tips
Corporations organize events for different reasons: To launch a product or an idea, foster relationships with new and existing customers, show appreciation for employees, or even to hold fundraising. There is a lot that goes into planning a successful corporate event. In this post, we discuss the top seven tips for organizing your next corporate event.
1. Understand the basics
Before delving into the details of the event, know what the event is about and what you aim to achieve when all is said and done. Is it a team building event, fundraiser, networking event, company retreat, or Holiday party? This will help you organize an event with a theme that suits your intended objective.
2. Come up with a list of what will be used
Once you have an idea on what your event is all about, you can decide on decorations, entertainment, food and drinks, transportation, accommodation, and so on. Using a full-service catering company, like Handheld Catering, will help you kill multiple birds with one stone, so to speak. We handle everything from the decor to the food.
Questions to Ask Your Corporate Catering Company
San Jose Corporate Catering FAQs
There are a lot of factors at play when it comes to corporate catering–from dietary restrictions and menu customization, to venue decor and setup. It’s imperative you choose an experienced corporate caterer to pull off a successful event. We’ve compiled a list of questions that will help you select the right company for your corporate event catering needs.
1. Can I customize the menu?
Yes, you can. We are more than happy to create a customized menu for you or mix-and-match your preferences with our existing menu options. Simply let us know what your exact catering needs are.
2. Some of my guests have dietary restrictions. Do you have menus for such?
Absolutely! We are a full-service San Jose event catering company that believes in giving our clients menu options for those with dairy-free, gluten-free, organic, vegetarian, and vegan diets.
Handheld Catering is Hiring!
Searching for Experienced Catering Drivers and Servers in San Jose, CA
Handheld Catering is searching for driven individuals with serving and/or delivery experience to assist with catering delivery, set-up and serving for San Jose area catering jobs.
Handheld Catering is a San Jose based full-service catering and event planning company that offers fresh, high-quality, and (most importantly) delicious food to the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
The name Handheld Catering embodies our philosophy on food. We believe the food we eat should be plucked from the earth by the hands of farmers, hand-checked for quality by purveyors, and lovingly prepared into something unforgettable by the hands of the chef. That’s why at Handheld Catering we follow the Farm-to-Fork approach for our San Jose catering clients.