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Five Ways To Reward Your Employees

Your employees work hard every single day. Throughout the year, they’re doing everything they can in order to help benefit the company. You pay them well, give them benefits and incentives, but you’d still like to reward them a little more for all of the hard work they do for you. There are several ways you can reward your employees, but what are a few things or activities they’d really like? In today’s blog, Pour la France!, the best catering company in Denver, will go over some of the best things you can do for your employees in order to reward them for all of their hard work.

1 – Give Them The Day Off

No matter how much your employees love their job, they will love having the day off of work even more. Giving your employees a surprise day off will give them time to do the leisurely activities they enjoy doing away from work. They’ll be able to spend time with family or friends, take a weekend trip away, finally get their home improvement ideas started or finished, or anything else they’d like to do. Giving your employees the day off will boost the overall moral of your company, which will encourage your employees to work even harder when the come back. If you can, consider giving your employees the day off as a reward for work well done.

2 – Order Them Lunch

Everyone loves free stuff, especially free meals. Ordering lunch for your employees will not only give them something to look forward to in the middle of the day, it will give them a nutritious and delicious meal they didn’t have to buy or make. Convenience and quality aren’t often combined, but when you order lunch for your employees from the top-rated catering company in Denver, you’ll get both with a simple call to Pour la France! Choose between several healthy options, drinks, and even delicious desserts. We have a great lunch catering menu filled with nutritious options that are perfect for any diet.

3 – Take Them To A Sporting Event

Sports are a great way to bring people together. Whether your employees are avid sports fans, or they just want to have a fun night out with coworkers and family, a sporting event is a great reward for hard work. Most of the time, teams and stadiums will give discounts on tickets if you buy in bulk or if you’re a company or group that’s buying a lot of tickets, helping you save money on something that’s highly beneficial for your business and employees. Seeing everyone in a social setting will help everyone get to know each other better and build bonds that will only strengthen your company afterwards.

4 – Throw A Party

Did your company make goal for the month or year? Throwing a party to celebrate everyone’s hard work is a great way to reward your employees. Not only does a party allow everyone to dress up and see each other outside of work in a fun setting, but it let’s you properly thank everyone for their great work as well as celebrate those who may stand out from the rest. Make your work party even more memorable with corporate catering from Pour la France! Make a custom buffet menu from our delicious options to create the perfect party spread. Your employees will have a great time and will return to work even happier the next work day.

5 – Have A Theme Week

Themed weeks are fun ways to bring the silly side out of all of your employees, helping them feel more comfortable. Have a dress up day, or maybe everyone wears their favorite sports team’s jersey or colors. Pick a different theme every day that week, then end with a big party on Friday. Add great food, like custom catering from Pour la France!, and decorations and you’re sure to give your employees a great time.

When you need the best corporate catering in Denver, be sure to go to Pour la France! We offer delicious custom catering options for parties of all kinds. Learn more about us, view our catering menus, or contact Pour la France! today to get a custom quote for your catering services.

The Benefits Of Having Your Corporate Event Catered

There’s nothing quite like a corporate party to bring people together. Whether it’s a work party to celebrate the end of the year, or a corporate event designed to help inform your employees about upcoming features and products, these gatherings are often well attended. While most of these corporate parties and events usually have everyone anticipating them, there’s one sure-fire way to get even more people to attend your event: provide a great selection of food. In today’s blog, Pour la France!, the best catering company in Denver, will go over some of the benefits you’re sure to reap when you have your corporate event professionally catered.

Expert Planning

Large events call for a lot of planning. The more people there are going to be at an event, the more planning is required by those that are hosting or putting on the event. This can be an incredibly stressful scenario for a company, especially when you still have to perform normal work duties on top of planning for your event. Do you go with Italian or barbeque? Do you offer buffet style or a more formal dinner? What about alcohol and everything that comes with serving that? These questions and more will circle your head about a million times before the event date. A professional caterer can not only help you decide on what to serve and how to serve it, but where to set everything up and how everything will work best in the venue you’re hosting in.

Professional caterers will also have knowledge and experience with proper food handling, food preparation, and serving. Responsible food handling demands that those that cook and serve the food have specific knowledge and experience in order to heavily reduce the risk of undercooked food and cross contamination with other foods. Sometimes this process can be overlooked by those that aren’t professional caterers, which can lead to your guests becoming sick. On top of this, a great professional caterer will be able to help you figure out what you need to do in order to serve alcohol at your event.

Food Options

Not everyone likes the same types of foods. Some people may not enjoy a veggie platter, while others choose not to partake in any kind of meat. A good catering company will have numerous dish options for you to choose from. Choose a theme, like barbeque or Mexican food, or pick several different options that will please everyone who shows up to the event. Whether you want a simple box lunch for everyone or a classy three course meal, you’ll be able to find something that everyone loves when you hire a professional caterer.

You can even customize your order to include special dishes. For instance, if you want to include vegan, gluten free, or special diet-friendly items, a professional catering company will be able to help you pick out the best options for your event. If you have any allergy restrictions you need addressed, then a caterer will be able to include dishes that stay away from those specific allergies. Along those lines, your caterer will be able to include ingredients or allergy warnings on your dishes so no one accidentally eats anything that may harm them.

Great Impressions and Reduced Stress

You want to make a great impression, not just with potential clients and customers, but with employees, families, and friends. Professional caterers know exactly how to set everything up in order to present you and your company in a highly positive light. From the presentation to the dishes themselves, your caterer will help represent you in the best way possible. They’ll also take a large portion of stress off your shoulders by helping you plan, set up, serve, and clean everything up afterwards. Caterers know you have a lot going on, that’s why they go above and beyond to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

If you’re looking for the best corporate catering services in Denver, then look no further than Pour la France! We offer some of the most delicious dining options as well as the best catering services in the Mile High City. Learn more about Pour la France!, view our catering menus to see what we can do for you, or contact us to get started on your next catering project today.

6 Characteristics of a Good Denver Catering Company

Great catering is more than just providing great food. In today’s blog, we at Pour la France! Catering would like to discuss this issue and highlight some of the key characteristics of a great catering company.

If you are in the process of planning an event and you are in need of top-notch Denver caterers, look no further than Pour la France! Catering. For over 28 years, we have been serving up superb food and providing above-and-beyond services and hospitality for people all over the Denver area. Whether you need BBQ catering, gourmet catering for a corporate event, or some snacks and hors-d’oeuvres for a social gathering, we’ve got you covered.

Learn more about us, check out our menu, and contact us today for more info or to begin customizing your catering menu. Below are some characteristics of great catering companies.

Exceptional Food

Great food is, of course, the first thing you want to look for in a caterer. Just as good food can elevate an event, bad food can ruin it. Reading reviews and taking note of word-of-mouth recommendations can be a great way to determine who has a reliably good catering menu. If you are looking for Denver caterers who serve up a wide array of delicious dishes, contact us!

Food Safety and Cleanliness

As with all the dining choices you make, cleanliness and proper preparation are essential factors. This is especially true when looking for caterers, who will be handling and serving up large quantities of food to all of your guests. Make sure that your prospective caterers have all the necessary certifications and a reputation for cleanliness.  

Creativity

A unique and delicious catering menu has the power to make your event memorable and unique. However, some caterers do not value creativity. They are happy working within the box. If you are looking for Denver caterers who are always coming up with new seasonal creations and creative dishes, contact us! Let our unique creations help to make your event stand out.  

Professionalism

Good catering companies are professional, not just in their ability to prepare food but also in their service and personal treatment. When looking for a catering service, pay attention to everything from correspondence to how they treat you and all of your guests. Additionally, when searching for caterers, pay attention to reputation and make sure your that your chosen caterers have a friendly, sizeable, and reputable staff.

Flexibility

One of the great things about working with expert caterers, like us at Pour la France! Catering, is that you not only get scrumptious food and top-notch services, but you also get a dedicated partner—people who are committed to making your event a success. When you have this sort of arrangement, you can expect them to be able to not only adapt to your event space and individual needs, but you can also expect them to be comfortable adjusting for your budget.

Experience

Chances are the longer the catering company has been in business the smoother the event will go. Catering companies who have been in business for years and years have likely seen about every kind of event, which also means they are accustomed to adapting their services to provide the most impact. At Pour la France! Catering, we are incredibly proud to say that for over 28 years we have been providing the Denver area with sensational catering, and in this time, we have seen nearly every kind of event. Let us leverage our experience and expertise to make your event a success!

Check out our catering menu and contact us today to set up your Denver catering.

 

Event Planning Tips—Entertaining All Ages

So it’s official—your event has a date and is officially on the books. Congratulations! However, as you likely already know (or are quickly figuring out) party planning is no easy feat. Simply picking the date and sending out the invitations is just the beginning of what will become the long, potentially stressful process of reservations, decoration choices, seating arrangements, equipment rentals, catering, and a myriad of other decisions that can feel overwhelming. In today’s blog, we at Pour la France! Catering are going to address one key aspect of party planning: entertaining guests of all ages (also, as one of Denver’s best catering companies, we also might have to mention the importance of treating your guests to delicious catering).

Entertaining Toddlers

If you are hosting a social event, like say a picnic or social gathering for all ages, it is important to have some ways of entertaining everyone, especially the kids. We’ve all witnessed the intensity of a toddler meltdown and how—to be frank—distracting and annoying they can be. To prevent these meltdowns from happening and to win over the approval of parents, set up some simple games for toddlers. The following are some potential ideas:

  • Bubbles
  • Simon Says
  • Painting
  • Chalk
  • Coloring

Entertaining Children

Though often easier to entertain than toddlers, children who are in the 5 to 12 age group still require entertainment. Plus, an event full of bored children is not in the equation for a successful event. To relieve the pressure placed on parents and to prevent bored children from wandering the facility in search of amusement, try out some of these game ideas:  

  • Duck, Duck, Goose
  • Obstacle Course
  • Hide and Seek
  • Races

Entertaining Teens

It’s fair to say that regardless of the subject or how much thought and time goes into the planning, there are always some people who will roll their eyes at having to attend certain events. Teenagers will almost always be in that group. When trying to entertain teenagers, you will always run into the risk that regardless of how great the event, games, or activities are, they will still be unimpressed. To better your chances of entertaining this reliably hard-to-impress age group, consider giving these following games and activities a try:

Entertaining Adults

Whether you are organizing a corporate event, private party, birthday party, or some other social gathering, it’s good to offer entertainment. Although it’s likely that your guests will be wholly entertained by chatting each other up, we shouldn’t always count on this. Additionally, when you provide your adult guests with some interactive entertainment and games, you help facilitate conversation and relationship building. The following are some game ideas for adults:

  • Giant Jenga
  • Professional Entertainers
  • Volleyball (weather and outdoor space permitting)
  • Casino Night
  • Superb Catering (what adult isn’t entertained by a delicious meal?)

When it comes to entertainment, the options are seemingly endless. These are just a few ideas, and we hope that they have inspired you during your party planning process. Also, just as bad entertainment can spoil the success of an event, so can catering. Delicious catering can turn a mediocre event into an excellent event. If you find yourself online searching “catering Denver”, look no further than Pour la France! Catering. We are one of Denver’s top catering companies with over 25 years of experience. We are passionate about providing superior food, unrivaled service, and above-and-beyond hospitality.

Learn more about us, check out our menu, and contact us to book your catering or with any questions.

How To Throw A Mardi Gras Party—Tips From Your Denver Caterers

Mardi Gras is just weeks away (this year the biggest day of the celebration, Fat Tuesday, will be on Tuesday, February 13.). If you are unable to make it down to New Orleans for the “greatest free show on Earth”, we here at Pour la France Catering are here to offer you some tips for throwing the perfect Mardi Gras party.

As the proud owners of one of the best catering companies in Denver, the only thing we love more than a good celebration is adding to the celebration with superb catering. Check out our catering menu, learn about us, and contact us today!

What Is Mardi Gras?

Also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras refers to the Carnival celebrations that begin after the Christian Feast of the Epiphany and culminate the day before Ash Wednesday. The name Mardi Gras is French and means “Fat Tuesday”—a name that reflects all of the heavy and rich eating that occurs before the fasting of the Lenten season begins. It is a holiday that is celebrated all over the world, with each city offering a unique take on the celebration. Some cities with the most well-known festivities include New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, Barranquilla, and many more!

Tips for Throwing a Successful Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras Decor

Mardi gras is a vibrant celebration. Although you will likely see all the colors of the rainbow at a party, purple, green, and gold are the traditional colors of the holiday. When creating the atmosphere for your party, get the essentials: beads, doubloons—the little aluminum coin-like objects that often bear the symbol of the float krewes—and gold, purple, and green lights. Beads are not only a necessary part of a costume, but they are also great decorations that can be hung from the ceiling, furniture, windows, and everywhere and anywhere!

Mardi Gras Costumes

One of the great things about the Mardi Gras tradition is costumes. It’s a key part of the celebration, and as a rule, the wilder the costume, the better.  Encourage your guests to come to the party in Mardi Gras garb. For those who are not big on dressing up and wearing costumes, bedeck them in something simple like a feather boa, masquerade mask, crazy wig, or at the very least, some beads.

Mardi Gras Music

New Orleans is a music city. The presence of music is so strong that you don’t even have to seek it out. By simply being in the city, you’ll be exposed to the musical spirit of the Big Easy. This, however, won’t be the case if you are throwing a Mardi Gras party, say in Denver. To help create the feel, soundtrack your party with some traditional New Orleans music, like zydeco, New Orleans brass and jazz, swing, and other Big Easy favorites. To help you get started on your party playlist, check out some of these Mardi Gras staples: “Carnival Time” by Al Johnson and “When the Saints Go Marching in” by Louis Armstrong.

Mardi Gras Food

Like most big holidays, food is crucial to Mardi Gras, especially if you want to celebrate Mardi Gras—New Orleans style. Right along with music, food is a pillar of New Orleans culture. Therefore, If you really want to capture the true spirit of the festival and the spirit of New Orleans culture, you need to serve up delicious, authentic Cajun food. Dishes like jambalaya, beans, shrimp po-boys, hurricanes, and King Cake raised donuts are perfect items to add to a Fat Tuesday menu!

Not sure you have the time or ability to create some sensational New Orleans grub? Contact your go-to Denver caters! Check out our Fat Tuesday special!

Mardi Gras is a holiday rich with tradition, culture, music, food, and fun. If you want to curate the vibe of this truly unique celebration, follow these tips. And remember, if you really want to celebrate Fat Tuesday, you have to serve up some truly delicious food. As Denver caterers with a love for Cajun food, we would be honored to partner with you and make your Mardi Gras party a success. Check out our Bourbon Street buffet, our full catering menu, and contact us today with any questions!