If you have a big corporate event coming up and you’ve been placed in charge of the planning, you may be feeling slightly stressed—which is completely normal. You are likely fretting over finding speakers, preparing topics, scheduling, securing equipment, and catering. If this is your case, and you are in the Denver area, let us start by saying, let us handle the food. With over 25 years of catering experience and a carefully-crafted menu, Pour La France! Catering is Denver’s go-to catering company. When you employ our catering service, you not only get exceptional food and service, but also a partner who is ready to make your event a success.
While it’s impossible to ensure with absolute confidence that your event will be a success, there are a number of things you can keep in mind to increase the likelihood that your event is engaging, useful, and memorable. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind, when planning your next corporate event.
Make it Exclusive
In the end, you want your guests to feel like they are a part of something special and that they are valued and taking part in something that will be of value to them. While it’s nice to be open and inclusive, allowing anyone to attend your event will naturally take away from its uniqueness and exclusivity. Creating an air of exclusivity is the perfect way to do this and to take your event from good to great. Ideas might include: only allowing direct members and their families to attend.
Let Your Guests Relax
Corporate events often have a very specific agenda. Because of this, event planners often become too ambitious and over schedule. While it’s important to make sure your event touches on everything you want, it’s just as important to allow your guests time to buffer in between sessions and to interact. Possible ideas for achieving this might include: shaving some time off speakers’ presentations, doing away with any frivolous speeches and activities, and offering several waves of delicious hors d’oeuvres and tasty snacks in between sessions.
Most corporate events aren’t intended to be solely informational and educational. They are also designed to have a social component. It’s important to not forget this. When people are able to interact and gain real valuable connections, the more likely they are to value your event. Ways to foster networking may include: breaking out into small group sessions, arranging people based on interest, or finishing the event with something fun, delicious, and interactive, like a dessert nacho bar, a make your own s’mores bar, or an ice cream bar.
Hire a Great Catering Company
We know we’ve already mentioned it once, but it’s worth saying again—because it’s that important! Just as bad food can ruin an event, good food can elevate an event. When you hire an experienced and dedicated catering company, like Pour La France! Catering, you reduce stress, save time, and make a bold statement to your guests. Particularly, you make the statement that they are valued, resulting in happy, full, and satisfied attendees.
If you’re in the Denver area and stressing out about your big upcoming event, relax, keep these tips in mind, and leave the food up to us. When you hire a company that knows the ins and outs of corporate event catering—like we do—you gain a trusted partner who will go above and beyond to make your event a success.
From breakfast to BBQ to gourmet buffets, Pour La France! Catering has something for every event. Check out our wide variety of options and start customizing your perfect menu today!