Before diving into the planning process, the first step is to decide on the theme and purpose of the event. Is it a team building event, or are you celebrating a milestone? Once you have a clear idea of the event's purpose, you can move forwards with creating a guest list and estimating the budget. It is essential to know how many people will be attending, and the budget will set the tone for the overall event. Once you have these basics sorted, you can start to plan out your catering checklist.
The first item on the checklist is essential— the menu. It's essential to avoid running out of food, but equally important is not overcooking and tossing out leftovers. Consider sticking to the BBQ basics like sausages, hamburgers, and chicken skewers, or offer some vegetarian and vegan options. When it comes to salads and condiments, customize them to your liking and vary the dressings to cater to different tastes.
After finalizing the menu, it's time to move on to the equipment checklist. The BBQ grill should be fully serviced well before the day, and consider whether you'll need a gas bbq or charcoal. The chef or waiter will serve the guests, and seating, cutlery, a mobile bar, and at least one or two RSA staff should be on hand. Consider whether a marquee or shaded tent will be needed, along with toilets and adequate rubbish bins.
Once everything has been served, it's important to remember that cleaning up is equally essential. Hence, add cleaning items in your checklist. The most crucial part of hosting a corporate BBQ catering event is to ensure guests have a good time while feeling comfortable and safe. Keep the Sun out, and consider other weather factors, too, like wind and rain. Last but not least, enjoy the moment and engage with guests. Corporate BBQ catering can be a fun and relaxed way to build relationships, celebrate, and take a break from work.
In conclusion, planning a corporate BBQ catering event can be both fun and stressful. But with the right preparation, you can ensure it's a success. This blog post has explored the entire process, and following our checklist, you can cover all aspects of the event. From the menu to the equipment, cleaning, and accommodating guests, everything is covered. Don't forget to enjoy the event and engage with guests. Happy BBQ Catering!