Corporate Holiday Party Catering Guide
As the holiday season approaches, it's time to start planning your festivities. The holidays are more than just a good time to celebrate the year with your family and loved ones, it is also the perfect opportunity to spread cheer with your workplace and team. A significant factor in helping with office socials is party catering. As a leading catering company in Toronto and Southern Ontario, at Smokin' Bones we pride ourselves on providing high-quality experiences for every event. Take advantage of Christmas dinner catering in Toronto to relieve yourself of one of the many stressors that come with the holidays and serve up an event to remember.
Explore the ultimate guide to corporate holiday parties with catering below.
Know your Guests
When hosting events, one of the reasons for doing so is to give employees a chance to relax and enjoy the company of their coworkers in a non-professional setting. It's essential to cater to the needs of your guests, keeping individual diets in mind when choosing menus for your event. This may include allergies or dietary restrictions such as vegan, kosher, and halal. Many companies send out a poll or questionnaire to see if there are any restrictions, and with those results, can determine the menu for the event. Smokin' Bones is very flexible regarding our party catering menus and making adjustments and accommodations for individuals with allergies.
These questionnaires or polls can also come in handy to see the exact number of people who plan on attending to help decide on serving styles and portion control. With a smaller group of attendees, it may be easier to use a sit-down serving style, whereas more extensive and casual settings can take advantage of buffet-style service.
It's crucial to have everything planned out in advance for everything to run smoothly, from your venue to serving style and the main program for the event. Your budget is the most essential part. Setting a budget will prevent unnecessary expenses. If you are sourcing a venue outside your office, rent it out ahead of time. This will help determine what you will need, depending on whether the venue has a kitchen, service staff, etc. Smokin' Bones offers serving staff if required and can also accommodate if there is no kitchen on-site. For support booking entertainment or guidance on some of the best venues, talk to our team of caterers.
Getting into Holiday Spirit
A big part of the holiday season is in the decorations. Lights, snow, trees, and garlands contribute to the holiday cheer. Be sure to decorate your venue to create a winter wonderland with your Christmas dinner catering in Toronto. Putting effort into something as simple as decorations can help elevate the ambience for a truly indulgent experience.
Having the Perfect Menu
The meal is typically the main focus of an event. It can play a pivotal role in the event's mood and quality. Around the holidays, event menus usually consist of the same dishes: turkey, ham, roasted vegetables, stuffing, pie. You can never go wrong with a traditional holiday meal; however, there are tons of menu options at Smokin' Bones to choose from. Be sure to remember your guests' dietary restrictions when picking out the menu.
Cheerful Holidays with Smokin' Bones
Host the best holiday event with the help of the leading caterers in Toronto at Smokin' Bones. We aim to provide unforgettable experiences to the guests at your events. Explore our wide selection of menu options and consult with our caters today to start your planning.