All experienced party planners will tell you the importance of food cannot be overstated. If the food is amazing, everything else can be so-so and party-goers will still consider the event a success. And office parties are no exception.
If you’re planning an office party, here are some snacks and catering ideas that will keep employees, business partners and guests satisfied without the hassle.
There’s no shortage of tasty tacos in our neck of the woods. The great thing about tacos as a party food is that people can build their own with as many or as few fixings as they want. They’re also a great finger food, which means you don’t have to worry about utensils.
Another delicious south-of-the-border option that allows each person to load up on their favorite flavors is a salsa bar. Offer a selection of white, yellow and blue corn tortilla chips along with a variety of salsas and dips. Along with traditional salsa in hot, medium and mild, put out a few different quesos, bean dip and guacamole.
You Can’t Go Wrong With a Buffet
Customizable and cost effect - that’s a winning combination for office party catering. You’ll save money by buying in bulk and getting food that’s ready to serve (referred to as drop-off catering). Another benefit of taking the buffet route is that you can choose various foods to fit a theme. Of course, this option is perfect for a Vegas-style casino party because Sin City is famous for its buffets.
Cheese and Charcuterie
If you’ve got a decent budget for food and a meat-loving staff you can’t go wrong with cheese and charcuterie. It’s upscale yet perfectly acceptable to eat with your hands. Don’t forget to slice up some fresh-baked bread and offer an array of mustards. It’s a great food pairing if beer is the beverage of choice. Bonus: no cooking is required!
Gourmet Hot Dogs
Whether you’re planning a company picnic or hosting an upscale retirement party, gourmet hot dogs are a real crowd-pleaser and are easy to serve just about anywhere. As long as you get high-quality franks, fresh toppings (think avocado, cabbage and smoked bacon) and a selection of unique condiments - you’re in business.
Cookies are the perfect dessert for your office party because you can provide a variety of flavors. Even better - you can turn leftovers into a business opportunity by sending partners and prospects a sweet reminder of your company. Go the extra mile with corporate cookies that are decorated with your logo.
Cocktail Customization Bar
If you plan to serve adult beverages at your office party, give guests the chance to be their own bartender. Interactive bars are one of the latest trends in catering. You can pour guests a standard drink and give them a selection of fruit, herbs, syrups and other garnishes they can use to make their own cocktail creation. This can really help speed up bar service at a sizeable office party.
At Casino Knights Inc. we’ll handle the entertainment and decor for a memorable corporate casino party so you can focus on lining up delicious catering services. Give us a call to learn more about our party packages!