Brainstorming and organising those corporates events can often be a very stressful task, there are a multitude of factors involved, however the most important of all, is the crowd. The attendees whom you are trying to impress. How do you do it? It’s not like your ordinary family and friends bash, every detail requires your devote attention and need to be absolutely perfect.
We’re not talking about room setup or centerpiece choices here. Here we are talking about having designer food at your event to impress your guests or even an onsite chef. Designer food can be thought of as heath-fad food, or it can be thought of as food art; which is where we’re going here. Food art is when a dish or setup looks so spectacular that you’re definitely photographing and Instagraming it, but afterward your still not sure whether you should eat it or just admire its appearance.
Food art can range from food sculptures, like elegantly carved fruits or figures/logos/insert whatever you can think of created out of food, to highly stylish, minimalistic plate layouts. Whichever of these may suit the clientele and style of your event talk to your caterer in Singapore and see what skills they can offer in the food art department.
These are currently a huge hit in the catering world in Singapore because: they are easy to serve, provide no hassle for you or your attendees and everyone gets a very good, often healthy, meal will a variety of flavours and options. Now, bento boxes can range in price and luxury so do check them out!
Corporate events can vary hugely in size especially when it is a black-tie and a formal one. Now we know that these things don’t always have the highest of budgets and it can sometimes be hard to put on a luxury spread to impress everyone without upsetting your finance guy. However a few, maybe only one or two, luxury items are being seen at more and more of these events and luxury items are tipped to be one of the hot catering trends of 2016. So before you discard this section just think of what luxurious food you may be able to squeeze into your buffet to impress your guests. Maybe some truffle oil infused items (truffles carry that luxury tag however the oil is nowhere near as expensive) or fresh oysters on the half shell are both sure to excite and impress your guests.
Relaxed and Informal
With all that was mentioned above sometimes you need to go in the other direction and create an atmosphere that can help stimulate conversation and make people feel relaxed and secure. For such an environment a buffet is the best way to go, and one of the trending ways to go about this is to have freshly made sandwiches delivered that day to serve to your guests. Alternatively, think outside the box a little, sushi rolls or wraps instead of sandwiches could be different ways of spicing up the trend.
Health foods have been a big thing over the past few years, with many super foods, such as kale and avocados or even vegetarian appearing all over our menus, all over the world. People are now specifically hunting down such superfoods and looking to improve their diet with them, so including one or two of these in your menu items will never hurt your reputation.
It is rather obvious that the food at your event should not just be gluttonous, happy time food but should contain a variety of dishes that are considered healthy; your guests will thank you lot! Also, when serving a large group of people unknown to you, and with so many diets and health fads about now, you must also remember to make the effort, if possible, to include at least one dish to suit each of the following requirements: vegetarian, vegan, peanut allergy, soy allergy, lactose intolerance, halal, and coeliac disease. Your guests, at any style of event or occasion, will be highly appreciative and grateful!
There are so many thing to consider when organising an event and feeding a large group of people you don’t know, that it is going to be stressful. We hope this article has helped give you some pointers as to which direction you may now go in.