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Food and Drink Ideas for Your Next Corporate Event

Food and drinks are centerpieces of any event you attend, whether it's a trade show or a corporate holiday party. But how do you know what meals and beverages you should serve at your function? Consider the following corporate event food and drink ideas to get your inspiration flowing. 


Think About Your Attendees 

Knowing who your attendees are helps narrow your food selection. Do they have dietary restrictions? Are they health conscious? Is your audience young? Questions like these will lead you down a path that shows you care and took considerable time searching for the right selection. 

To ensure everyone gets something they like, consider offering a variety of foods. You can ask for meal preferences beforehand or supply various options on the day of. Doing this will allow your guests to eat what they like, leading to higher enjoyment and satisfaction throughout your event. 

Consider Using Food Stations 

Food stations are convenient setups that keep your guests on their toes and allow them to eat what they want. You can choose from an assortment of station types, from carving stations and pasta bars to design-your-own-donut tables and pizza stations — the possibilities are endless. 

These stations work great for drinks as well. Set up designated areas for wine connoisseurs, mixed-drink enthusiasts and beer lovers to have something for everyone while reducing lines and wait times. Don't forget those who don't drink — create areas for coffee, juice or soda. 

What's great about these stations is that many of them can be completely self-serve. Some areas like carving stations or omelet bars may require an attendant, but most enable attendees to come and go as they please, which is a freedom many individuals want nowadays. 

Choose a Theme

No matter what corporate event food and drink ideas you plan on using, it's essential to make your event stand out from others your guests have attended. Incorporating a theme will keep your attendees engaged and interested. Whichever theme you choose, you could center your food and drinks around it to create a stunningly immersive experience. 

Some potential event theme ideas to consider: 

  • German Festival 
  • Hollywood
  • Carnival 
  • Winter Wonderland

Host Your Next Corporate Event at Spooky Nook

Choosing the right food for an event can be tricky. Luckily, Spooky Nook is here to help. We provide full-service catering services using fresh, local and high-quality ingredients to go above and beyond. You'll work closely with our executive chef to choose from endless options for snacks, buffets, plated meals, drinks and more. 

For more information about how Spooky Nook Meetings & Events can help you host the perfect event, call us at 717-618-8580, or contact us online today. 

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