Whether it’s a client reception, a holiday party or just an annual general meeting – nothing puts a smile on your employees’ faces like food. And while we understand that catering company events costs money, we think nothing brings people closer together than food – and it should be part of every gathering – at work or at home.
If the price is the only thing holding you back, consider these three things before spending any money…
- Employees come first. Catering a company event is a nice way to show your employees you care about the work they do and value their input, presence and time. Client reception happening after work on a Wednesday? Your employees will appreciate not having to worry about how they’ll feed themselves and schmooze the clients. Annual General Meeting an all day affair? Your employees will love the coffee and bagels at breakfast and quick and easy sandwiches at lunchtime. Catering your company events shows your employees you care about their health and wellbeing – and well-fed employees tend to be more motivated and productive!
- Focus on Work: Organizing any event can be a challenge, especially if you also have to focus on getting work done at the same time. Your meeting will derail quite quickly if your employee’s stomachs can be heard grumbling over the presentation. And your client’s won’t feel as valued if the boss is running around, trying to make sure there’s enough food for everyone. Catering your company event lets you get down to business and focus exclusively on work. Your employees will be more focused if they’re full and clients will appreciate the effort of having a fully catered evening.
- How’s The Tuna Salad? Food is a natural ice-breaker. People will naturally talk to one another about how flavourful the nicoise salad is or how delicious the mini ham and cheese quiches taste – making it an excellent idea for a company event. Catering a company event like the annual holiday party is a great way for people from different departments to get to know one another. It fosters new relationships and could improve your business overall!