Corporate lunch catering is your singular logical option for feeding a large group of people at your workplace. This is infinitely better than taking everybody out to lunch at a restaurant. It means that there’s no need to make reservations, risk the restaurant bumbling your reservation, contend with moving the group to another location, worry about the awkwardness of ordering, or even obsess over going beyond the budget.
Now that we’ve established that catering is the way to go, how do you choose which catering company to bring your business to? You should base your choice on the following criteria:
- Taste. Do a sampling with each of your candidates. You want to feed your associates and clients something that is pleasing to their palate. Eating is a communal experience in this setup, and you want to ensure that you set things on a positive note by serving gastronomically delightful fare. There shouldn’t be a weak link. Everything from the main course, to the dessert, to the hot and cold canapés, to the beverages, etc. should be superb.
- Wholesomeness. It’s important to serve a healthful selection. It’s another way of demonstrating goodwill. You show your business associates that you care about their well-being. Good food also leads to sharper minds, higher levels of energy, and general good health which, of course, translate to better performance.
- Variety. You want to be able to offer something for everyone, keeping in mind food sensitivities and preferences, so make sure you hire a service that can whip up a wide range of offerings. They can make sure that there’s something gluten-free, peanut-free, egg-free, soy-free, dairy-free for those with allergies, something low-fat and low-sodium for those on a strict diet, something completely free or animal-sourced ingredients for the vegan, etc.
- Freshness. Naturally, you want a caterer who mainly uses fresh ingredients. It’s even better if it sources them locally, but many people like and are impressed by exotic fare, so, in this case, high quality imports are called for.
- Efficiency. Everything service-related falls under this. The caterer must be punctual and professional. The packaging must be robust, yet attractive. The implements may be disposable, but still eco-friendly. It should all amount to a satisfying dining experience.
Price is another criteria, but many companies are prepared to pay for quality. As long as pricing is reasonable, it should be all good. If you have candidates in mind, take the time to visit their websites. From there you can evaluate their passion for what they do. Do they have a gourmet food blog besides the usual menu and list of services? Did they take the time to provide enticing descriptions or adopt the vibe of their business in the design of the site? These little details all matter.
Choose well and you can ensure successful corporate lunches for your business.
About the Author:
Karren Colstone works as a food critic. She has been in this field for five years now. Her specialty is desserts but she also has a background in other types of food. She maintains a blog where she shares her experiences in dining at different kinds of restaurants. She visits sites like http://1762.ae/blog/ for food catering and preparation tips.