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Corporate catering can be big business. It can involve anything from catering for an office to working on big events like conferences and exhibitions. If you are looking to break into the world of corporate catering, here are some things you should always do:
- Take a professional approach. We are talking about the world of business here. They will expect you to be professional in all of your correspondence and will want you to put forward professional suggestions.
- Speak to new businesses and let them know what kind of catering options you have for them. You may want to produce some professional marketing literature to show them you are a serious catering business.
- Use the power of word of mouth. If you have catered for someone’s corporate event, ask them to review your services. This will help to spread the word about you, you business and most importantly your food!
Pub awnings are a great addition to any property but there a few things to take into consideration before you make your mind up about what type of awning to plump for. Installing a pub awning can give your property appeal and could add overall value to your home or business, but to help you decide what type of awning is right for you and your needs, here are a few pub awnings buying tips;
-An apparent decision you’ll be faced with is the type of awning and the reason why you want one in the first place. Obviously, they are extremely efficient at keeping the sun off your pub or garden. Tests have shown that a high-quality awning could lower the temperature on your pub by 20 degrees. Read More
The office Christmas party is a highlight of the year. It’s important for office morale, for celebrating achievements and making sure your team have fun together. This means that everything has to be just right. You will need to make sure you sort your food options in plenty of time, giving everybody something delicious to eat and something to look forward to. Here are some important things to think about:
- Decide what type of food you want to serve. Will it be a sit-down meal or a buffet? This could also affect your choice of venue, as some will already have their own in-house caterers who have their individual specialities.
- Cater for everyone. Make sure there are options for everyone in your company, and that the caterers know about dietary requirements in advance. If you don’t have everyone’s dietary requirements on file, it may be worth getting them to fill in a form or send an email detailing their needs.
- Take suggestions on board. Members of staff will usually have strong ideas about what they want from their Christmas party. After all, it is for them, so try to listen carefully to what they would enjoy.
- Make sure there is a good selection of drinks. At the Christmas party, it is usually assumed that the drinks will be flowing. Not everyone will be drinking alcohol though, so ensure there is a good range available.
- Have an organised approach to your catering. Work closely with the catering company you are using to make sure they are fully aware of your requirements. Communication is everything in these situations – if everyone knows exactly what is happening, and when, you will end up with a highly organised catering experience that everyone is delighted with.
When it comes to the office Christmas party, many individuals focus their attention on the word “party,” completely ignoring “office.” This can cause major difficulties during the event. When you are organising a Christmas office party for your employees, you need to be concerned about what your employees are wearing to the event if you want to avoid potential attire blunders.
Corporate Clothing and Your Office Christmas Party
Without a metaphorical line in the sand, your employees may arrive in attire totally unsuitable for the occasion. They may try to show off a little bit of skin, or get overly excited about the holiday and appear decked out in reindeer sweaters and Santa hats. While this type of clothing may work well for a neighbourhood Christmas gathering, they do not keep up the professional appearance of the office, especially if your office is also entertaining corporate clients.
Even the most successful companies need to market themselves to remain popular. You need to be continually reaching out to new customers and showing them what you can offer them, raising brand awareness and targeting key audiences. We have put together some tips for caterers wanting to market their services.
Make sure everything you use is high quality. Shoddy marketing literature or a poorly-designed website will just serve to make you look untrustworthy. After all, if you don’t pay attention to detail in your marketing campaigns, how can people know that your work will be any better?
Think of your USPs. This stands for unique selling points, and could include things such as the ingredients you use, the catering services you provide, the catering partners you work with etc. Make sure these are clear and people can see the benefits of choosing your services.
Show your catering experience. Include hi-res photographs of real catering jobs you have carried out to give people confidence in your abilities. If you have a website or use social media, you may also want to give people the ability to review your services and write about the excellent catering experiences they have had with you.