Corporate Event Planning and the Intricacies of Corporate Catering

The World of Corporate Catering

So, you’ve been voluntold to plan a corporate event for your office. That’s okay, we’ve all been there. It can be a stressful and time-consuming responsibility. You have to plan the schedule, find the right venue, find the right people, and make sure all your attendees get well fed. It could be argued that food is the most important thing when planning a corporate event, as many won’t even consider going without the promise of food. While we can’t help you with scheduling and venue, we can (and do) make the food ordering process as easy and painless as possible.

Businesswoman on Couch
That face when your boss asks you to plan the next holiday party.

Planning Your Corporate Event

Priority number one when hunting for a caterer for your event is reliability. You need someone who’s going to provide you with exactly what you ordered, on time and ready for action. You need a corporate caterer with experience, who knows what they’re doing and knows how to do it well. You’re already stressed enough as it is, you don’t want to pile on some more by worrying about the food. Luckily, we only allow reputable caterers to display their catering menus on For additional security, reviews from other customers can tell you exactly what to expect from a certain corporate caterer.

You also need a caterer that knows how to handle large orders. The intricate logistics of food preparation, delivery, and setup gets quite a bit more complicated as the order size increases. If a caterer doesn’t have experience with large orders, they don’t know about the issues involved. They may not even be equipped to handle your order and are trying to bite off more than they can chew (pun intended). Again, be sure to read reviews to ensure that the corporate caterer you are eyeing knows what they’re doing. And even if the food is delivered properly and on time, the setup and service is another thing entirely. You need a professional set up with excellent service, not service reminiscent of your middle school lunch lady.

Coworkers Working on Drawing
How many coworkers does it take to decide on the food for the annual team building event?

Communication is Paramount

How smooth the food delivery is to your corporate event will take some effort on your part. One thing to remember is that the food deliverer may not know your business. They may not know where they are supposed to park or how to even get into the building. This is where you can come in to make the food delivery as smooth as possible. We believe communication is key when it comes to flawlessly executing an event with so many moving parts. That’s why when ordering on CaterMeThis, we give you the ability to provide special delivery instructions to the caterer so they know what to expect the day of your corporate event. To go even further, we give your contact information to the caterer so that you both can communicate if issues arise. That’s how much we believe in the importance of communication.

While there is much more to planning a corporate event than just the food, you can rest assured that CaterMeThis has you covered when it comes to feeding your coworkers. At the end of the day, it’s all worth it to see them have a great time, learn some new things, and enjoy some delicious grub. All because YOU made it happen.

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We're always here to help satisfy your catering needs, stress-free. If you need help placing your order on, please call us today at 713-842-7257 or email us at