It’s Monday and the boss comes to you and says “ Friday party for the office. Here’s the budget and I want the full set up.” And upon looking at the budget, it’s rather small. So what to do? Budget or not the party is still expected so you have to maximize value. Here’s what to look for.
- All inclusive is your best friend. Make sure any Catering Package list that you look at has packages set up that includes a series of already listed items. Such as Drinks, Ice, Cups, Plates and Cutlery, Serving Utensils, Delivery and Set up. For example, at Archer’s BBQ, we include all the above listed in all our packages. And can accommodate any party size! Take a look at the Archer’s BBQ Catering Menu to see how we can help!
- Insure that your have space in your office for whatever catering event you have planned. If you only have 20 or so people, an average table should do just fine. But if you have 50+ people, make sure the room is available for a proper set up. That way a line can comfortably form to the buffet style that most caterers provide.
- Ask around in the office of what people may want from a select restaurant and take a personal office poll. Gauge what people on average are going to be most excited about. Which means looking up the website and looking at the menu of the caterer. Ship it around and get a general idea of what people are going to be most excited about.
People are going to be excited about a catered lunch no matter what. Don’t sweat the details and simply pay attention to the above tips. Once you’ve selected a caterer that provides the most value, taken on more of the responsibility of the details, provided the space necessary, and gotten at least an idea of what would be a hit then the Friday luncheon will be a success.