As a catering company that specializes in corporate and lunch catering in the Portland area, we’ve learned a thing or two over the years about how to make the most out of a catered event. If you’re planning an event for your company, here are some things to consider.
1. Know Your Audience and Plan Accordingly
What is the goal of your event? Are you rewarding your employees for a successful quarter? Or are you trying to impress a potential client? Maybe you’re just trying to make the most efficient use of a packed work week and want lunch catering for an employee training session.
Ultimately, the intent of your event and the crowd you’re serving will dictate what catering options you want. Luckily, Rivers Edge Catering has a diverse menu to meet the need of any event that requires corporate catering. Our gourmet sandwich sacks are a refreshing take on classic bag lunches and provide a delicious meal perfect for training events. Our wide selection of various international cuisines means that you can be sure to find great food that will impress potential customers or adequately reward employees for their hard work.
2. Have a Good Head Count
The only thing worse than ordering too much food is not ordering enough food. That’s why it’s important to have a good idea of your head count. The earlier you start planning your event, the better idea you’ll have about what you need to make it a success. Make sure to send out invites early on to give people enough time to respond.
3. Be Ready with Vegetarian and Vegan Options
It’s now become the norm to have vegetarian and vegan food options at all events. That’s why we have developed vegetarian and vegan dishes that are just as appealing and delectable as the rest of our menu. You should also make sure to ask your guests about any other food allergies they might have. For example, if someone has a severe nut allergy, it might mean that nuts are avoided altogether in the dishes you select.
4. Try Something Different
Are you tired of eating a variation of the same meal at every lunch event you attend? At Rivers Edge Catering, we strive to combat mundane and boring meal options. We offer sandwiches and wraps as you’d expect, but we try to keep them fresh and interesting with many delicious options to try.
For example, we have created some amazing sack lunches. Our Mississippi Bayou Wrap has cajun chicken breast with diced tomatoes, caramelized onions and peppers, olives, avocados, tomatoes, lettuce and our cajun dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla. Or, you could try our signature Ty Cobb Ciabatta which has charbroiled Jamaican chicken, crispy bacon, leaf lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, egg, avocado, and bleu cheese on a crusty ciabatta roll. These are just two of our options that your guests will be sure to enjoy.
Don’t settle for boring lunches anymore.
5. Hire a Great Corporate Catering Company
Lastly, you want to make sure you hire the right catering company for your event. Rivers Edge Catering specializes in corporate catering, and we have the skills, knowledge, and experience that is perfect for our corporate clients. Many catering companies focus on weddings and special events, but there is a difference between catering a wedding successfully and catering a corporate lunch successfully. Trust the professionals at Rivers Edge to get the job done right.
Check out our downloadable catering menu and submit your order online with our super easy-to-use order form.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.