What catering style suits your event?
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:
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.
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.
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