What cater­ing style suits your event?

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FOOD has a spe­cial place at all events; it brings peo­ple to­gether in a fun and en­gag­ing way, and will give your guests a culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ence to re­mem­ber. The cater­ing at an event can make up a large por­tion of your bud­get, so you want to make sure you’re choos­ing the right type of cater­ing style for your event type. When matched with cre­ative au­dio­vi­sual el­e­ments, your choice of cater­ing can fur­ther cre­ate a wow fac­tor.

Here are some of the most pop­u­lar:

Ban­quet Din­ner

A ban­quet style din­ner is a more for­mal, sit down cater­ing style. It usu­ally in­cludes a set amount of cour­ses, three for ex­am­ple: en­tree, main, and dessert. Ev­ery­one at the ta­ble gets their food at the same time and you can spread out ac­tiv­i­ties such as speeches, awards, en­ter­tain­ment or danc­ing in be­tween cour­ses. Ban­quet din­ners are a great op­por­tu­nity to dazzle your guests with pin-spot­light light­ing on their ta­bles, which can also be coloured to match your brand or theme.

Cock­tail

A cock­tail style of cater­ing means your guests have the op­por­tu­nity to min­gle and net­work while fin­ger food gets served around the room. It’s a great way for more peo­ple to in­ter­act and net­work with each other through­out the event, and an op­ti­mal choice for adding mu­sic to com­ple­ment the at­mos­phere.

Food Sta­tions

More and more we are see­ing spe­cial food sta­tions set up in event spa­ces. This could mean a dessert bar, a juice sta­tion, or a tapas sec­tion. Guests make their own way to each sta­tion and choose what they like. Food sta­tions can be set up to go along with a more tra­di­tional style of cater­ing such as a ban­quet, or as stand alone cater­ing. Cre­ative light­ing and them­ing can help en­hance food sta­tions, cre­at­ing fur­ther appeal.

What­ever you de­cide, we’re sure your event will be a hit! Talk to us for more ideas.

Jarum Rolfe is the part­ner at RACV Royal Pines Re­sort with AVPart­ners, which cre­ates in­te­grated event ex­pe­ri­ences through com­bin­ing state of the art au­dio­vi­sual tech­nol­ogy, un­ri­valled ex­per­tise and a highly-tai­lored ap­proach. www.avpart­ners.com

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