Planning Your Office Christmas Party Catering
The best time of year is just around the corner. No matter how you celebrate, early fall and winter offer us all lots of gathering opportunities for family and friends. As exciting as it is, this can be overwhelming for both experienced and amateur hosts. For this reason, the holiday season is often the busiest time of year for personal chefs and caterers like us at Bon Vivant Culinary. There are a few things you will want to consider when planning your office Christmas or private holiday party with your chef and caterer. The following is an example of a few tips to help guide you through the process.
In addition to knowing an approximate amount of guests, the intended date of the function, and a comfortable general budget it’s important to decide what you want to do with your holiday party. Timing is everything. You will want to consider things like, is this a casual party or formal dinner? Brief mixer or longer cocktail party? Traditional or modern? Caterers like Bon Vivant Culinary can adjust the menu and set up to make your event exactly what you want.
Should you wish to keep your Christmas party for the office or home brief and more traditional, we may suggest that you feature a signature drink or cocktail or small coffee bar to be stationed at the entrance for your guests upon arrival, heavy seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and a small petite fours display. Should you wish to create a modern and interactive environment either at work or home we may recommend a formal tasting menu of several seasonally appropriate courses or for a more casual feel many passed items including petite fours and an action station such as Candy Cane making to really wow your guests and give them ample time to converse or network. Remember, it is possible to creatively organize the exact feel and experience that you want with your office Christmas or private holiday party with appropriate menu selection and lay out. And of course, Bon Vivant Culinary is the best source for this careful planning and consideration.
You will want to plan your holiday party event as early as possible. While most caterers can adjust for increased guest count on short notice, few in the holiday season can book parties very close to the date of event. Bon Vivant Culinary, while expert at quickly planning events, books the months of December and January rather quickly so allow yourself enough time to book your event. You will find that you have made the holiday season stress free and budget friendly as we offer early reservation discounts to all holiday party clients.
Whether its office or home, family and friends, or coworkers and clients, your holiday party says a lot about you. Make it special, unique, and perfect with Bon Vivant Culinary and we will make your event festive, flawless, and worry free. Happy Holidays.