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Corporate events seem to never end. A lot of companies are fond of celebrations, be it simple or extravagant. Since the holidays are coming, it is the time of the year again that companies will be celebrating more parties. It will be a daunting task for you if you are chosen to be in-charge of all the preparations, especially with food. Your chosen menu can make or break your event.

Oftentimes, people differentiate a good program from the bad one by the food served to them. So, what are the things you need to consider in choosing a menu for parties?

  • Study the every guest's profiles

When organizing events, you must first know your guests. Identify their professional level and ethnicity. Being able to know their profile would make it easier for you to think about their preferences and taste in food.

Going the extra mile to find out the food preference of the attendees will earn you credit.

For corporate events, the more choices of food you have, the better. This way, you can cater to everyone's taste and ensure that everyone is contented. Take note of the meat lovers, vegetarians, health conscious individuals, and those that have adventurous taste buds. You might want to try corporate catering NYC for your food requirements.


  • Know the total number of attendees

Knowing the exact number of attendees will let you decide on the succeeding matters needed to be addressed like the food, venue, and the budget. For the amount of food served, the general rule of thumb is to add 5-10% to the total number of guests arriving.

  • Anticipate special needs

You do not want anybody to have an allergic reaction or intolerances to the food you serve at the event. Instead of choosing a menu that is 100% allergy-free, make it a point to have the guests informed of the ingredients of each dish so they can decide for themselves what they should eat. If you can, you can always provide alternative food as well for them. Be sensitive to those people who have limited food choices due to cultural or religious requirements and beliefs.

  • Consider the time and schedule of the event

You have to roughly estimate how long the event would last. Consider the time of the event, too. Is it a morning event, in the middle of the day, a lunch occasion, mid-day or maybe an evening party? From there, you can decide your food choices.

  • Consider the venue of the event

Deciding on the venue of the event would let you strategize on the layout of the stage, the guests' portion and where they will be seated, and the location of the buffet table.



The most important part of holding an event is to make it unique, memorable and enjoyable for you and your attendees. Be sure to take note and consider everything to have a well-planned, well-executed and well-attended events menu.

Ashley Mills

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This is Ashley a blogger and independent freelance journalist. Working as an independent media consultant since 2008. I've contributed a lot of news articles, ideas, inventions and more on various online weblogs.