Corporate catering can be the lifeblood of a firm of local caterers. Not only can the work be reasonably profitable, it is also likely to result in repeat contracts for all manner of corporate catering events. Additionally, the organisation that you are catering for is likely to network with other corporate concerns, giving your company the opportunity to indulge in some free advertising. Of course, for all this to work in a positive way it is essential to provide a top class corporate catering service and in this article we set out some how you can do this by reference to some menu suggestions that are likely to impress your corporate customers.
The core of any successful corporate catering business is the content of its available menus and one of the most important of menus is for the working breakfast The most popular items on this type of menu can be selected from assorted Danish pastries & croissants, butter & preserves, assorted sweet muffins, soft scrambled eggs, grilled pork breakfast sausages, grilled bacon, grilled tomato, grilled field mushrooms, toast,a selection of fruit juices, a selection of fine Indian, Chinese & herbal teas and freshly percolated coffee. Depending on the location of the venue the food can be cooked prior to delivery or on site. This type of menu is bound to get the working day off to a great start.
The working lunch is as popular as the working breakfast and this should be rflected in the range of menu items that the corporate caterer offers. Because time is often at a premium we suggest that a buffet menu is likely to be most appropriate and you may wish to include some of the following items from our own party catering menu range. A selection of cold canapés (including vegetarian options), mini breads, crackers & toasted breads topped with dips, vegetables and meats, triple cocktail club sandwiches, with fillings including turkey & cranberry, roast ham & honey mustard dressing, roast beef & horseradish, mild curried egg mayonnaise, farmhouse cheese with sweet pickle vegetable crudités, thin cut vegetable strips with assorted dips, marinated olives, feta and Turkish bread & tzatziki. Hot Items may include mini gourmet party pies, mini gourmet quiches, vegetarian cocktail spring rolls, vegetarian cocktail samosa, salt & pepper squid fish goujons. The menu can be complemented by a refreshing and light dessert such as fresh melon & a fruit platter.
For that special corporate occasion, whether it is to mark the launch of a new product, to welcome a new business partner, to celebrate a successful year of business or to mark the retirement of an important member of the firm's staff, the corporate catering dinner menu must provide variety and flexibility. The type of menu items that are likely to be the most appropriate for this type of function are set out in our plated dinner menus where the corporate client might choose from a trio of salmon - poached Tasmanian salmon, smoked Tasmanian salmon and a gravadlax of salmon, bitter salad leaves, chargrilled 300g Fillet steak, Dauphinous potatoes, a selection of seasonal vegetables, red wine, thyme & rosemary reduction, petit pot au chocolat and a selection of hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
These corporate catering ideas by no means represent a definitive or exhaustine list of the types of food and beverages that will suit the palate of the corporate customer. However, they may give you a few ideas to help formulate your own ideal catering menu. The key is flexibility and a willingness to meet the tastes of what may be a diverse range of company personnel, such as always including a vegetarian option.
If you would like any further information about All Seasons Catering corporate catering service please do not hesitate to contact us. Our caterers are always on hand to give their experience and advice.