Our creative chefs and event planners are known for overcoming obstacles before they even appear. But we also understand that challenges are inherent in the process of planning company events. That is why we get a clear picture of your event vision and goals so we are able to design a custom menu and coordinate with our staff to make sure foreseen problems don’t become real issues.
With the right people and Amarillo catering ideas by your side, you can use fun concepts like innovative food stations to overcome difficulties that often plague company events. Let us show you how to make the most of your event with these catering station ideas!
How Food Stations Can Help You Overcome Challenges of Corporate Events
Give Guests More Time and Flexibility
When scheduling meals and activities, corporate event planners are always pressed for time. And even with the most efficient plans, getting in all your key speakers, presentations and food service can make guests feel rushed. Food stations relieve them of this pressure by letting them efficiently fill their plate with as much or little as they like and come back for seconds (or thirds) whenever they feel like it.
Tip: Roll out a late-night station or unexpected food service later in your company event so guests can grab a snack anytime they crave one.
Provide Options for Every Palette
As varying as employees’ skills are their tastes, so designing a menu that pleases everyone can be challenging. Fortunately, our corporate event menus are filled with a variety of flavors so you can create a diverse menu. Whether someone is craving spicy Indian food or classic Italian dishes, they can find it bursting with seasonal flavors and the touch of passionate chefs.
Because food stations invite you to incorporate a plethora of ingredients and dishes, guests can customize their meal to match their palates. The way stations bring together a variety of cuisines under an overarching event theme is a great reflection of how your company embraces diversity.
Tip: Ask a culinary expert like Chef Rocky Dunnam how you can put a fresh twist on classic food. He can make sure even the most traditional eaters enjoy unique and inspiring dishes.
Encourage Guests to Mix and Mingle
People tend to hang out with their friends, and employees are no exception. Icebreakers are a great start, but how can you encourage employees to continue to mix and mingle? Food stations free up space, avoiding the congestion that traditional buffets can create. In this way, food stations facilitate the mobility that helps employees from different departments meet and greet.
Tip: Talk to your event planner about your Amarillo venue and where to place food stations to keep guests moving about.
Accommodate Specific Dietary Needs
Our Amarillo catering company is passionate about helping others. One way we do this is by delivering scrumptious and healthy options for those with special dietary needs. When you set up a variety of food stations, everyone can help themselves to exactly what they want—no need for awkward special requests or exceptions to the main menu!
Tip: Ask ahead of time to find out what specific dietary needs guests have. Then label menus so employees can easily find what they are looking for at various food stations.
Engage and Empower Employees
Among the most common problems at events is losing guests’ attention. And although most planners look to activities to prevent this, food stations are another great way to keep up employees’ enthusiasm. Guests are captivated and immersed in an incredible experience when our culinary experts cook dishes on-site.
Tip: Share cooking tips or recipes associated with each food station so guests are empowered and inspired to apply everything they learn at your company event.
Satisfy Guests with Endless Food
It is hard to guess how much guests will want to eat—everyone is different! Food stations give guests the ability to select exactly what they want and come back for more if they find they underestimated their appetite. With professional staff continuously replenishing items and making sure no food station runs empty, guests chow down until they are more than satisfied.
Tip: For large corporate events, consider including pastas and salads at your food stations. Not only are these widely popular, but they also make it easy to take as little or much as you like.
Extend Your Guest List
Food stations deliver a huge value. With all the class of a seated dinner but a fraction of the price tag, you can extend your corporate event invitation to more people. And with the best service guaranteed, you will feel comfortable inviting more VIPs and potential partners. They are sure to be impressed by the most innovative food stations coupled with spectacular service.
To start planning your next company event with the confidence that comes from partnering with a talented catering company committed to superior service, contact us online or give us a call at 806-350-7580.