Because of my occupation, I’m often invited to various types of conferences. Many times, these meetings begin in the early morning hours. Thankfully, most of the organizations that sponsor these conferences provide the invitees with a continental breakfast. However, at many events, the selection of foods only includes an assortment of donuts and bagels. Because I like to eat healthy, I wish more people would offer fruit for breakfast at these conferences. If you plan the breakfast menu for corporate conferences, consider adding different types of fruit to your standard bread and pastry offerings. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fruit to offer for breakfast at corporate conferences.
Hosting a party or special event can be a lot of fun, but when you have a tight budget, you have to keep track of every dollar spent. When entertaining a large group of people, one of the biggest expenses is food. Luckily, it is possible to have your party or event catered by a professional catering company without breaking the bank. The key is to be prepared and have an understanding of the ways that you can keep costs down while still serving quality food and ensuring that no one leaves hungry. Use the following tips to have a party catered on a budget:
Limit the Types of Appetizers Served
Appetizers are a staple at all types of parties and events, but serving several different types of appetizers can cause your catering bill to skyrocket. Instead of serving four or five different types of appetizers, consider only offering two or three types. Doing so will help keep your catering bill under control. In addition, avoid doing passed appetizers, as it will cost extra to hire a server for this task. You are much better off setting up an appetizer table that your guests can visit during the party and serve themselves.
Oft for a Self-Serve Buffet
While a plated three-course meal may sound great, it can also be quite expensive. In addition to the cost of three courses for each guest, you will also have the expense of hiring servers to serve your guest each course. A much more economical choice is to serve a buffet meal and have your guests serve themselves. You may want to pay attention to the size of plates used for the buffet—it can be a good idea to use smaller plates so people do not end up taking more food than they will actually eat before they are full.
Simplify the Menu
One of the easiest ways to lower your catering costs for your next event is by carefully selecting a simple menu. Just because a menu is simple doesn't mean that it can't be delicious. For budget purposes, skip expensive seafood and beef options and look for other entrees that are filling, tasty, and affordable. For example, a buffet serving lasagna, salad, and garlic bread is sure to be enjoyed by almost everyone, but this type of meal will not result in a huge bill from the catering company that you hire.Share