Catering Ideas for Your Corporate Event in San Diego, CA
Memories Are Made in the Details
Whether you’re hosting an appreciation lunch party or an extravagant corporate event, there are a few ways you can spice up the occasion so everyone enjoys it. First and foremost, you’ll want to hire me, otherwise the event will be a waste of time, haha. Here are some other ideas that will be sure to please your guests:
Don’t Forget About Dietary Restrictions
It’s important to be inclusive so that people don’t get hangry and only remember the event for all the wrong reasons. When planning a corporate event, you’ll want to send out a questionnaire that includes dietary inquiries weeks in advance.
This will help you get an understanding of how many vegetarian and gluten-free options you’ll need. You’ll also want to ask about specific allergies to make sure no one goes into anaphylactic shock during your party.
Go With the Flow of the Seasons
It’s a nice touch to add flavors, colors, and decorations that are specific to the time of year.
Hints of cinnamon are great around Christmas, and eggnog is also a party favorite. If you’re celebrating a particular holiday such as Cinco de Mayo, you’ll want to be sure to include a piñata and a taco truck — that’s where I come in ;).
You don’t have to hire professional decorators to make it a festive event. Simply ask if anyone wants to form an activities committee. Employees enjoy this type of recognition and it can also be a great team-building event. Set a budget and allot specific hours to the project. That way, it doesn’t become an after hours burden.
Whether it’s lawn games such as cornhole, or live music, be sure your guests have something to do. Take advantage of your space. If it’s indoors you’ll want to consider karaoke or arcade games. If it’s outside, any kind of sport will get the blood flowing. You can also appoint each department within your organization to be responsible for their own game and then create different teams so people can connect outside of their bubble.
There’s always someone who overdoes it on the booze. You can help mitigate issues by limiting the number of drink tickets or the duration of the party (so Chad doesn’t pass out on the toilet, again). If the event is during working hours, chances are people won’t get too tipsy. If the event starts at noon and you’ve rented a double-decker party bus to go brewery hopping, it will be fun, unless Chad can’t make it to the bathroom on the bus, again.
Offering beverages other than alcohol will encourage employees who are on the fence about drinking that day to try other options. If someone sees a smoothie or a green juice, it might sound more appetizing than a beer. Or at least they’ll start there and maybe enjoy just one alcoholic beverage. Try to pair beverages with food. If you have Mexican food, offer margaritas or Mexican beer.
5 Corporate Party-Pleasers
With so many ways to make a party a real experience, these party-pleasers will bring your event to the next level.
1. Casanova Fish Tacos
Whether you’re holding a formal event or a casual party in San Diego County, taco stands always add a nice touch to the atmosphere. If you really want to impress your guests, you’ll surprise them with taco catering from Casanova Fish Tacos. We promise to deliver delectable flavors in a professional manner so you can focus on entertaining your guests.
Our menu is completely customizable and ready to impress. Our ingredients are always fresh and presented to appetize. While our tacos are considered authentic Baja cuisine, tacos are part of Southern California culture. They’re a way of life and our owner, Hector Casanova, takes pride in crafting a taco you’ll remember.
2. Coffee Bar
If you’re hosting a morning event, you’ll definitely want to include coffee. If alcohol is on the menu, you’ll also want to consider adding coffee to the beverage list. A coffee bar can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like.
You can make it fancy with an espresso machine and latte flavors, or stick to the basics with coffee and cream. You can even mix and match by adding espresso martinis or an Irish coffee.
3. Mimosa Bar
These tasty treats will surely be a hit. Not only do bubbles look good in pictures, but they’ll get your guests in the mood for a celebration! Best of all, your mimosa bar can double as your fresh-squeezed juice bar. Any juice is delicious when added to champagne.
You can do it on-site and squeeze-to-order, or go to your local juice spot and order ahead of time. The best juices for champs are pomegranate, raspberry, and orange, and maybe even kale. Just don’t forget the fresh fruit and herbs for garnishing and flavor. We suggest strawberries, pineapple, mint, and rosemary.
4. Support Local
It’s no secret that supporting local businesses helps your community thrive. What better way to show your support than by booking a local caterer. Your employees will be pleased at the added effort, and let’s be honest, Subway and Panda Express don’t need your money.
With over 200 reviews on Yelp, Casanova Fish Tacos has five stars, just saying.
5. Cultural Cuisine
Cultural flavors will bring people together and add a little flare to the event. You can host appetizer stations or hire a banquet company to pass the hors d’oeuvres. You can even order family-style catering so that it feels more intimate and communal. Whether you want to order tapas, Thai, or tacos, just be sure to have the pizza on hand for Chad who can’t stomach anything else right now.
We’ll Bring Your Party Together
With so many moving pieces, it can be hard to find a catering company in San Diego that can address all of your needs. With over ten years in business, Mr. Casanova knows how to make your event unforgettable. From Sorrento Valley to Del Mar, we cater events all over town.
Our taco cart delivers dietary options that will satiate even the toughest taste buds. We’ll always go the extra mile to make your event extra special. Contact us today by calling (619) 822-8310. We’ll discuss the details of your event and bring it to the next level together.