Prepping for your New Year’s Catering Event

Bay Area Caterer Shares Its Best Ideas With You! 2016 fast approaches. If you’re planning a big shindig at your beachside home or brainstorming a massive party for your start up, it’s past time to start thinking about your New Year's event catering needs. Below are some tips to help you plan your menu. 1. Present food in a new and exciting way. It’s 2016; we’re well into the second decade of the 21st century. That means old and clunky and predictable won’t cut it. Wow your guests by presenting your dishes in a unique and memorable manner. For example, serve salad in a non-traditional dish, such as a mason jar. Or get modern and crazy – and capitalize on the green energy themes of the moment – and serve drinks with LED ice cubes. Talk to a Silicon Valley catering company for more ideas. 2. Don't serve boring, “blah” dishes that look like the distilled essence of winter – gray and withered. When planning your New Year's menu, surprise and delight with new twists on shrimp scampi or orange chicken or a 32-ingredient salad. Aim for bright colors and a festive array of flavors. 3. Set up a themed food bar. Those who follow corporate catering trends...

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Winter Holiday Party Ideas

Whether it’s Corporate Catering or a Potluck, Make Your People Feel Appreciated During the Winter Holidays

Here are a Few Different Ways You Can Bring your Company Together This Holiday Season The winter holidays are a perfect time to let your employees know how important they are to your company. Here are three tried and tested strategies to make your staff feel appreciated. Dinner or lunch catering. Show your appreciation to your employees by catering a meal close to the holiday. Be sure to choose a day when most people are working and will be able to take a long lunch. As you consider different caterers for the job, look for one that specializes in catering corporate events near the holidays. Potluck. If you cannot afford to hire an event catering company, host a potluck, instead. Each of your employees can bring a favorite dish, which keeps your cost and stress levels low. Meal sign-ups. If you want to host a lunch or dinner, but you'd rather not take on all of the responsibility, provide the main dish and ask your employees to sign up for different sides and desserts. This approach ensures that you will have everything you need for the meal without going over budget. Looking for more advice from a Professional Catering Company? Giving back to your team by honoring them can facilitate a...

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Party Planning Tips

Tips From Your Bay Area Event Caters Whether you're planning a killer 4th of July barbecue or exploring Bay Area party catering for a wedding or important corporate event, you may have ideas about how to make the event great. But you're also a little frazzled and overwhelmed by the scope of the project.   How can you plan effectively, stay on budget, avoid ruffling feathers and avoid scrambling at the last minute to change accommodations, manage challenging orders, and so on?   Send out announcements early. Send out save the dates and invitations. You can do so on online, if you're hosting a casual event. Giving your guests a “heads up” is a courtesy, and it will earn you more “RSVPs” and help friends and associates plan around their busy lives.   Create buffers in your planning. Expect that some people will cancel or change their plans at the last minute. Expect that you will have menu additions and subtractions. Inexperienced party planners often don’t have enough "give" in their schedules to accommodate for such changes, and so they wind up frustrated and caught off-guard when they happen.   Separate the “nice to haves” from the “must haves.” In an ideal world, you'd like your party to be an unlimited luxurious...

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