Congrats! You have been asked to complete an important task: choosing the caterer for your next corporate event…and panic ensues. Don’t fret – here are some tips to help you choose the right corporate caterer for your event.

Who’s Coming?
First things first have an idea of the number of people who are coming to your event. Can the caterer in question accommodate 200+ guests or are they better equipped to handle something small, like a luncheon for 20?

Be sure the company on your short list can provide the kind of quality meal you want for the number of people you expect to come. When interviewing caterers, keep in mind your guest list. Is there anyone invited who has certain dietary restrictions or preferences?

If so, make sure your caterer can offer meatless, dairy-free, gluten-free, or kosher-friendly meals. And don’t forget about common food allergies like peanuts, wheat, certain food dyes, or shellfish! No one wants to call 911 at your event because of an allergic reaction.

What’s the Vibe?
What is the vibe of your event? More importantly, what’s space like? Is it a corporate luncheon held in a boardroom, quarterly meeting at a hotel seminar space, or a more casual office celebration like a birthday or retirement party?

Make sure your caterer can come up with a meal plan for you that is appropriate for the vibe of your event. Serving Fois Gras and quail eggs at an outdoor company picnic probably wouldn’t go over very well, nor would serving PB&J sandwiches to potential, out-of-town clients that you’re trying to impress.

What’s Your Budget?
Someone trusted you to plan this shindig, so make sure you ask about the budget and stick to it! When interviewing potential caterers, ask for a quote that includes taxes, any gratuity or service fees, and delivery fees if applicable. Having an idea of what everything will cost beforehand can help you stay within budget so that the rest of your planning will be a breeze.

From planning to clean-up, Nameless Catering keeps it easy so you don’t have to stress about the small stuff. With a menu for every palate, Nameless can help you come up with the perfect plan to make you the hit of your next corporate event. Give us a call at 317-344-8449 and we’ll be happy to assist you.