Feeling overwhelmed by the task of ordering catering for your next meeting? We've got you covered with this step-by-step guide that will make the process a piece of cake!
First things first, when you're faced with the challenge of pleasing a variety of tastes and dietary needs, consider outsourcing to a professional office caterer. They'll take care of the nitty-gritty details while you focus on your other responsibilities. At Feedr, we make it even easier by providing a platform that connects you to hundreds of different catering companies. So whether you need catering for a small group, a regular in-house huddle, or a budget-friendly solution for 100 people, we've got you covered.
Now, let's start with the basics. Confirm your budget and ask yourself a few key questions:
- What type of meeting is it?
- How many people will be attending?
- Are you looking for snacks or a full meal?
- What are your budget constraints?
Having this framework in place is essential for a successful working lunch, meeting, or conference.
Next, assess the space where the event will take place. If it's an all-day conference, consider meeting packages with all-in-one event catering menus. For smaller meetings in private rooms, opt for simple yet delicious options like well-placed platters or individual lunch boxes. The goal is to ensure that the food is easily accessible to all without exceeding the space you have.
Once you have all this organised, you can move onto the exciting part - the food!
Now comes the exciting part - choosing the perfect food! With a wide variety of catering options available, it can feel overwhelming. But fear not, we're here to help. At Feedr, we have over 100 independent suppliers in London, and we'll help you narrow down the choices to find the right catering for your event or function.
Consider the time of day and the cravings of your guests. Whether it's an early morning breakfast meeting, a working lunch, or a corporate afternoon tea, you'll want catering that suits the occasion. Think buffet catering for evening meetings, coffee, tea, and breakfast-style snacks for morning gatherings, and delectable finger food or grazing tables for cocktail parties and special events.
Variety is the spice of life, especially when it comes to catering. Don't limit yourself to sandwiches and muffins. Explore different themes and cuisines to keep your employees coming back for more. From Japanese and Mexican to Indian and beyond, the options are endless. Get creative and have fun with your corporate and event catering. Try green-themed treats for St Paddy's Day or create an international spread for the Olympics by ordering different international cuisine types.
When it comes to choosing the right catering for your business meeting or event, it's important to keep your brand's personality in mind. Whether you're trying to impress clients, celebrate an office milestone, or just bring the team together, the catering you choose should always reflect your company.
At Feedr, we have a wide variety of vendors to choose from, to help you create the perfect match between your brand and your food. Whether you're organising a client meeting in a high-end law firm or a working lunch at a creative start-up, we'll help you stay on brand.
One of the big challenges in organising catering is catering for everyone's dietary requirements. And at Feedr, we know that's a non-negotiable. Whether your guest is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, or even just health-conscious, our suppliers cater to all dietary needs. To make it easy for you, we suggest making about 25% of your total order vegetarian and gluten-free.
At Feedr, we're passionate about providing delicious food that not only tastes great but is also healthy and sustainable. Our nourishing, balanced, and diverse menu options will provide the right fuel to boost productivity at your event. So, instead of opting for that sugar-filled chocolate fountain, why not offer a balanced spread with healthy options like bliss balls, bubbly kombucha, or pre-made smoothies? Trust us, your attendees will thank you for it.
Organisation is vital for successful business meeting catering. Ideally, it’s best to start planning one to two weeks in advance. The earlier you start planning, the more relaxed you'll feel when the day of the event comes along.
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To take some of the stress off your plate, why not work with corporate delivery service like Feedr? We can pair you up with over 100 vendors and caterers; with such a wide variety, there's something to suit every taste, budget and theme! We take care of everything from advising you on volumes right up to the delivery and consolidated billing. Drop us an email at [email protected], or submit a quote request form for help planning the catering for your next business meeting.
Feedr is about much more than just food. We are all about bringing people together and giving you a platform to showcase your fantastic local caterers and suppliers. Learn more about us and how we can help you make your next office event unforgettable.