Choosing the right corporate catering service can mean the difference between a memorable, enjoyable evening for all and an event that falls flat.
We at The Christy believe that creating the ideal dining experience for your guests is integral to a good corporate event or office holiday party. Here are some tips that can help make sure you find the best catering services to lay the foundation for the perfect company event!
Establish Your Budget
Prior to searching for corporate catering services, you need to calculate your available budget. Create an estimate for how much you will be able to spend on the venue, decor, services, and other aspects so you will have a better idea of what your catering budget is. Having an allocated budget for food and beverage will help you when choosing between the catering options.
Choose a Menu That’s Customizable
One thing you definitely want to be sure of is that there will be food and beverage for everyone to enjoy. To accomplish that, you will need to choose the perfect menu. Many caterers only provide limited menus, but we at The Christy are flexible and can work with you to develop a customized menu that will provide your guests with a variety of delicious options. From buffets to boxed lunches, we can satisfy your guests’ appetites!
Schedule a Food Tasting
What better way to be confident in your catering service than to try the food for yourself before your event? Choose a caterer that will allow you to sample their menu beforehand and be able to make any adjustments if needed.
Know Your Guest List
While you might want to attract as many guests as possible to your corporate event, you need to make sure that the catering service you choose can accommodate them all! In order for your caterer to prepare the right amount of food, make sure you have an accurate headcount prior to booking.
Do Your Research
Online reviews can help reveal a company’s performance and skills. Like with any other service, you want to select a catering company that others recommend. Read reviews from past clients online to help get a better idea of their catering services.
Look Closely at Contracts
To ensure you know what you’re getting, check the details of your contract. The contract should describe the foods, drinks, decor, and corporate luncheon services along with the details around the specific venue, date, and time of the services. No detail should be overlooked in the contract. If you notice anything is off, ask about it and make sure that it’s included if necessary.
Corporate Event Catering for the St. Louis Area
If you’re looking for a catering company that can provide delicious food for your next corporate event, turn to The Christy! We offer St. Louis off-premise catering as well as an excellent corporate event venue. Our convenient locations in St. Louis and O’Fallon, MO are ideal for nearly any company event or party imaginable. We can work with you to create the perfect catering experience that will leave all guests impressed.
Get started planning your event today! Contact The Christy to book your gathering with the best corporate event catering and banquet hall in St. Louis and O’Fallon!