Food is a huge part of a major corporate event – a well-fed audience is a receptive audience, after all! Some attendees even say that the food is their favorite part of events. That’s great if it’s a dinner, maybe not so great if it’s a series of workshops, but either way, food can leave a long lasting impression.
Want to make the food stand out at your next event? The experts here at WPI Events have some suggestions on how to stay abreast of the latest trends.
Eating local is a growing trend for foodies everywhere, and your corporate event doesn’t have to be an exception! Locally sourced meat and fish and properly chosen seasonal vegetables can add a local, home-grown factor to your event. It doesn’t have to stop at the food, either – local craft beers or wine can add a unique spin to your event, especially if people are coming from other locations. Let them leave with a sense – and a taste! – of what your home is really like.
With schedules getting busier and busier, there’s a growing need for portable food. Something tasty and healthy that can be picked up and quickly carried to the next meeting or event is a great way to keep your event running smoothly. Portable snack options – breakfast burritos, yogurt parfaits, sandwich bars – are a great way to keep things moving.
There’s growing demand for sustainability and responsibility in food offerings. Sustainable is the buzzword of the day, alongside organic, fair trade, seasonal and unprocessed. By finding sustainable solutions for your event’s food – a menu high on local menu items, ensuring the use of imperfect fruits and vegetables that might otherwise be tossed, and a plan to donate leftovers to people who need them – you can create a positive image and feeling around your brand.