When planning a corporate event, one of the most important factors is the catering. A good venue with good catering will ensure smooth and efficient proceedings on the day, so that you and your clients/colleagues can focus on more important matters.
In the points below, we’ll offer some tips for choosing the right catering company for your corporate event. We’ll also provide advice on what to look for when deciding on venues, and how to make the most of your experience coordinating with caterers and venue providers.
How big is your corporate event going to be, and where is going to be most central for your guests?
When selecting catering for a corporate event, it’s important to consider the size and location of the event. The catering company you choose should be able to accommodate the number of guests you are expecting (plus some, to be safe) and provide services in the area where your event will be held. If your event is being held at a venue that does not have its own catering facilities, you will need to choose a catering company that is able to provide mobile catering services.
That being said, for your own peace of mind and to cut down on the potential for logistical issues, it’s highly recommended that you opt for a venue with on-site catering. At Slate Restaurant Bar, we have a whole host of corporate event spaces available for you to choose from, as well as an eclectic menu of mouth-watering food for your clients and colleagues to enjoy on the day of the event.
We can cater for corporate events of all shapes and sizes, during the day or in the evening, and our packages can be tailored to accommodate your specific needs and preferences.
What kind of food will you be serving to your attendees?
Another important factor to keep in mind when selecting a caterer is the type of food you want served at your event. Catering companies typically specialise in certain types of cuisine, so it’s important to choose one that can provide the menu items you are looking for. If you have specific dietary requirements, be sure to discuss this with potential catering companies to ensure they are able to accommodate your needs.
Slate’s resident Head Chef takes immense pride in delivering function food that not only satisfies the appetite but will leave you wanting to savour it long after the function has finished. Our canape menu includes both hot and cold choices with a definitive flare for originality, and our set menu encompasses everything that our a-la-carte menu does and more.
Catering company – yay or nay?
There are many benefits to working with a professional catering company, such as having access to experienced event planners and catering staff – not to mention, catering companies also have the necessary equipment and supplies to ensure your event runs smoothly.
At Slate Restaurant Bar, our highly committed team boasts a wealth of catering and event planning experience, and our kitchen is well-equipped to meet the demands of your upcoming corporate event, regardless of how many people are coming.
Ask the right questions, for peace of mind that everyone's on the same page
When arranging catering, it’s essential that you communicate your vision for the event and provide as much detail as possible. Be sure to discuss your budget with the catering company so that they can provide you with a customised quote. Once you’ve selected a catering company, be sure to confirm all the details of your event in writing so there are no surprises on the day of the event.
Book Slate Restaurant Bar for your upcoming corporate event today
For peace of mind that your corporate event’s catering will run smoothly and seamlessly on the day, book Slate Restaurant Bar. We’ve hosted countless corporate events at our versatile multi-level space, always with outstanding results. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any queries you have.