What Food Should You Consider When Organising An Offsite Company Retreat?
Company retreats are a great way for you to connect everyone with one another. They also give you the chance to smooth out business issues, and even look to the future. When arranging your retreat, you have to make sure that you choose the right location. When you have done this, you can then start thinking about the food.
Buffet style options are ideal because it gives your guests the chance to choose their own food. It also gives them the chance to choose their portion as well. When setting up your buffet table, it helps to make sure that the table is pulled away from the wall. The main reason for this is because it allows for a greater flow of traffic. It will speed up the whole process and it gets everyone back to their seat faster. When the buffet has ended, you can then assess which options were most popular so the next day, you can arrange with the catering team to serve more.
Your food needs to taste delicious, but it also needs to look good as well.
Messy food arrangements or even sandwiches that are falling apart do not do much for your professional image. It may even discourage your employees from even trying the food as well, and this is the last thing that you need when you already have so much to think about.
It’s worth chatting with your company retreat venue to see what options they have available because this will be way easier and more convenient than bringing in a third party caterer.
Quality is so very important. It is your job to make sure that your catering menu is freshly prepared, and that it is also done within a few hours of the event. If you do it too far in advance, then the food will become stale. Fresh food will also start to spoil as well. It may be tempting to reheat any food that you plan to serve at your event too, but you should avoid doing this. It will become rubbery and dry.
If you want to make the whole catering aspect of the event more convenient then consider using hot trays to keep the food warm.
Look into other events that you have had in the past, and other retreats that you have visited.
What did you like and dislike?
The more you can learn from your own experience, the better because this will help you to stop making bad decisions. It will also help you to stay focused on what really matters as well, which is the comfort and welfare of your employees.
If you want to really make the whole thing perfect, then it helps to chat with your team to find out what food they would like.
It also helps to chat with your team to find out if anyone is a vegetarian or to even find out if they have any kind of food intolerances.
This way, you can cater to everyone equally.
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