Organizing a Corporate Barbecue

When the weather in Perth starts to get warmer, our thoughts turn to the unique Aussie "barbie" and there is no better way of celebrating a corporate occasion, such as the annual Christmas party or a celebration of the retirement of one off the corporation's long-standing employees, by holding it outdoors and catering for it with a range of barbecue foods. In this article, we provide a few tips about how to successfully organize a corporate barbecue.

corporate barbecue planning

From the outset, it is essential to form a clear view of what your customers want from the barbecue event. There should be full and open consultation so that there is no misunderstanding as to what is intended. The role that each member of the organization is to play should also be clearly defined. The arrangements will need to be made in the light of the two most significant factors, which are the budget and the number of guests who you are going to be catering for.

Identifying a Venue

The issue of the venue is likely to be determined by the number of guests who are attending the event. Because All Seasons Catering have many years of experience working in the catering industry in Perth, we are fully aware of all of the best outdoor venues and are therefore in an ideal position to advise our customers as to the type of venue that is most suitable for their particular corporate barbecue event and to offer a selection of possible venues from which to choose. The types of venue that are most suitable for a corporate barbecue include the grounds of hotels, golf clubs, halls and university campuses. It may be possible to host the venue at the client's own business premises. If the customer wants to participate in the search for a venue, they should be able to come up with their own possibilities by searching on the web for one in the locality. Once the location has been decided upon you will need to decide whether a marquis will be required. This can be a difficult decision because, if the weather on the day of the event is dry, the marquis may be considered to be surplus to requirements. If it rains, however, the marquis will be essential. Many caterers take the view that it is better to be safe than sorry. If there is a marquis and it does not rain, the barbecue will still go ahead. If there is no marquis and it rains heavily, the event is likely to be ruined.

Barbecue Catering Key Points

When organizing a corporate barbecue All Seasons Catering and all other Perth caterers will need to know how many guests will be attending, including the number of children, if any, the type of food that is required, the times that the food is to be served and the price per head that the customer wants to pay.



If the venue has its own license they may insist on providing the beverages. If there is no bar at the venue, then a moble bar can easily be arranged to provide all of the guests with beers,wines, spirits and a selection of soft drinks. to accompanny their  food.



If the event is one where entertainment is required, pehaps in the shape of a disco or a live music band, your caterers will be able to advise you about how to arrange this and will be able to put you into contact with local entertainers with whom they have forged links over the years.


Corporate Barbecue Catering Checklist

  • Is there sufficient venue rom for the guests, food and drinks?
  • Do you have enough table and seating space?
  • Do you need to send out invitations?
  • Who will be responsible for cleaning the venue after the event?


As with every other type of catering event, the key to successful corporate barbecue catering is a combination of careful planning, preparation and consultation. If all of these issues are covered, the event is likely to run smoothly and everyone will enjoy a special occasion.