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Thursday, 19 September 2013

How To Ensure Your Buffet Food Is A Memorable Success

The organisation or an event can take a lot of effort and important decisions need to be made. After deciding on a venue and time for your event, the next most important decision you need to make is about the food for your guests. What food are you going to serve them and in what format? Canapes delivered by waiting staff, buffet food or a formal sit-down meal.

Buffet food is a great way of feeding a large quantity or guests in a social format. Although a bad buffet can be really dreadful, a good buffet can lead to satisfied guests. It will also ensure that your guests are able to network and talk to each other during the meal which can make your event more social and often, more productive. A good buffet will be well stocked and frequently replenished to ensure that everyone get the same high-standard of food, no matter whereabouts in the waiting queue they are. Your buffet can include a range of hot and cold options and depending on your budget and guests' requirements, should easily cater for a wide range of dietary requirements and fussy eaters.

Networking opportunities

If the purpose of your event is to create networking opportunities for your guests to conduct business and develop relationships, the last thing you want is for them to be sat at one table with 7 other people for the duration of the event. In order to maximise the number of new connections they can make, your guests will want to be talking to a number of different people throughout the event. Buffets can provide the perfect backdrop for people to be able to socialise and network with many people instead of just the 7 people you are sat with initially.

Additional touches

To ensure that your buffet is well received, it is important to consider the finishing touches and fine details to add a little finesse to your event. Having attentive staff on duty to cater to your guests needs and ensure your buffet remains well stocked and hot can greatly affect the running of your event. Ensure you have the right ambience with a keynote speaker or other entertainment.

Details such as high quality china, cutlery, linen and flowers and table decorations can also help to make an event special. It may be worth enlisting the help of a reputable outsourced catering company to ensure your event will be remembered for all the right reasons.

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