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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.
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
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
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.
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.
Why We’re Catering More Silicon Valley Corporate Happy Hour Events
The typical nine-to-five grind is quite demanding to the vast majority of employees. The office environment is not exactly conducive for the formation of social bonds either. Silicon Valley is full of corporations who value company culture, and with this, we’ve seen an increase in the popularity of happy hours.
Happy hours came about through the 20th century Navy. The sailors were allowed to take some time in the afternoons to let off steam by engaging in group activities like dancing, sports, or watching movies. This was a way of boosting their morale just as it does for employees of today.
Here are 4 ways your employees could benefit from regular happy hours at the office:
5 Benefits of San Jose Office Catering
Could your team benefit from some motivation and team building exercises? Start with something simple: a catered office lunch! Believe it or not, a catered lunch can be the perfect platform to forge relationships, build solidarity, and increase progress toward common goals in the workplace. Consider hiring a local and full-service event catering company, with experience in corporate event catering, that will handle everything from the planning of the menu, to decor and flowers, to serving the food and other event details–so you can focus on engaging your team.
Feeding your team farm-to-fork food right in the office can greatly improve productivity. Studies show that creating an engaging and casual environment for your staff to interact can increase how productive they are on the job. Consider San Jose office catering as an investment in a strong bottom-line.