Catering the Big Meeting- Atlanta Catering

 

You have a marathon meeting coming up, or the boss is coming in from out of town, or there is an important client coming in to talk about their account. These and a thousand other corporate events are all great opportunities to stand out and make a good impression. One way to do just that is to ensure that tasty treats are provided to your meeting attendees through the use of a corporate caterer. Whether your meeting or event is at your office or offsite, having the event catered can make it more pleasant, more productive, and potentially more beneficial for your business and career.

 

 
First, let’s talk about impressions. If you have a corporate retreat or team building event, or the head of your department is flying in from the home office for a meeting with you, your boss, and a few other people, having something brought in that is a step above the break room coffee and stale donuts you usually have for staff meetings will signal to her that you recognize the importance of this meeting and her position within the company. It also sends a message that you recognize the importance of details. The same is true if you are having a meeting with an important client or potential client.

 

Regardless of your business, small touches like this are a hallmark of good service, and are one way to signal to your clients that they are important to you, and to help you and your company stand out in their mind.

 

When you are having a meeting with attendees from other parts of the country or parts of the world, catering is a great way to acknowledge cultural differences and make your guests feel at home. The time-honored tradition of breaking bread also helps dispel awkwardness and makes every gathering that much more pleasant. Consider a continental breakfast for a morning meeting, with muffins, juice, coffee, tea, and other gourmet pastries. Offer coffee, tea, and an assortment of not-so-sweet cakes or pastries for an afternoon meeting, particularly if you have European attendees at your meeting, as many countries, Germany in particular, often have a “coffee and cake” break in the mid-afternoon. If you are having guests from Great Britain or Ireland, consider adding a few light sandwiches to the afternoon catered spread, in a nod to the tea time tradition. It goes without saying that meetings that are held at or that will last through meal times should include a full catered meal. Go for a boxed lunch if you want to work through the meal, or take a lunch or dinner break and offer a buffet style hot meal. Remember to include options for the vegetarians in your group, and at least one option that covers any other dietary requirements (Kosher, Halal, etc.).

 

 

Not only is a catered corporate meeting or event more pleasant than the alternative, it can put you as the one who suggests it on the boss’s radar in a good way. Catered meetings are also more productive meetings. Hungry employees are distracted employees. If everyone is slipping out for a lunch break here, a coffee break there, or a snack machine run who knows when, then no one is on the same page. If, on the other hand, food is easily accessible and taken care of by a third party, you and your team can focus on the work at hand and get more done.

 

For additional information regarding Atlanta catering at your next corporate event, contact us today for specials and current packages.

 

Benefits of Catering at Your Next Corporate Event

 

When planning your next corporate event or lunch-in, no matter how lavish, simplicity should always be your watchword. That seems like an oxymoron, but bear with us. Remember that your guests are ultimately there to mix and mingle with colleagues and spend time with you, while being within their work environment. The decor, food, theme, etc. – those are all just window dressing. A truly successful event is one that everyone can enjoy, even you- the host. One classic way to achieve this illusive feat is to delegate responsibility for feeding the hungry horde to a professional catering service.

 

Depending on the size of your company party and your budget, catering services can range from dropping off food that you set out for a buffet style spread to a full-service sit down meal complete with uniformed waitstaff, tablescapes and the whole nine yards. Whatever the price point and however extravagant the company event, breaking bread with one’s host is a tradition that dates back thousands of years. From ancient times when this ritual was a tacit “I won’t kill you and you won’t kill me” agreement to today, where the food is often what’s remembered longest about a good celebration, groups of people getting their snack on together have a long and illustrious history. Letting a professional caterer handle the nuts and bolts of this important party aspect means you can focus on the fun stuff – mingling with your guests and enjoying your event – instead of last minute beer runs or making sure that the shrimp cocktail is kept on ice.

 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, when planning a corporate event, always decide on a budget and pinky swear to stick to it. This is even more important once you decide to start hiring services like professional caterers. Choose a caterer that works with the foods you enjoy and the theme you want for your company party and that is within your budget. If you need to cut corners to make it work, look at cutting things like the number of dishes on the menu or the service style. Buffet, for example, is cheaper than a plated dinner service, and also makes much more sense for a backyard barbecue.

 

 

 

 

Remember that the point of hiring your corporate caterer is so that you can have great food at your company party without driving yourself insane – and still be able to enjoy your colleagues. Decide on your menu and your theme up front, have a tasting ahead of time to approve the menu, and on the day of the party, stay out of the way!

 

 

You want to be on hand and available should anything go wrong that needs your attention, but you hired the service so you wouldn’t have to be in the kitchen – So. Don’t. Be. In. The. Kitchen. Go mingle! Have a drink! Enjoy your party, and trust your caterer to provide the fabulous food you approved for the price you agreed upon while you relax with your guests.

For additional information about hiring caterers for your next corporate event, contact our specialists today! Whether you are planning a lunch-in or a full event, we are the Atlanta caterers you can trust!

 

Benefits of Atlanta Catering At Your Event

 

 

When planning a party, no matter how lavish, simplicity should always be your watchword. That seems like an oxymoron, but bear with us. Remember that your guests are ultimately there to see you, the host and to spend time with you and the other guests. The decor, food, theme, costumes, etc. – those are all just window dressing. A truly successful party is one that everyone can enjoy, even the host. One classic way to achieve this illusive feat is to delegate responsibility for feeding the hungry horde to a catering service.

 
Depending on the size of your party and your budget, catering services can range from dropping off food that you set out for a buffet style spread to a full-service sit down meal complete with uniformed waitstaff, tablescapes and the whole nine yards. Whatever the price point and however extravagant the party, breaking bread with one’s host is a tradition that dates back thousands of years. From ancient times when this ritual was a tacit “I won’t kill you and you won’t kill me” agreement to today, where the food is often what’s remembered longest about a good celebration, groups of people getting their snack on together have a long and illustrious history.

Letting a caterer handle the nuts and bolts of this important party aspect means you can focus on the fun stuff – mingling with your guests and enjoying your party – instead of last minute beer runs or making sure that the shrimp cocktail is kept on ice.

 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, when planning a party, always decide on a budget and pinky swear to stick to it.This is even more important once you decide to start hiring our services like Atlanta caterers, professional DJ’s, etc. Choose a caterer that works with the foods you enjoy and the theme you want for your party and that is within your budget. If you need to cut corners to make it work, look at cutting things like the number of dishes on the menu or the service style. Buffet, for example, is cheaper than a plated dinner service, and also makes much more sense for a backyard barbecue. If the plated service is imporant to you, think about cutting corners with DIY touches that you can make ahead, like tablescapes and centerpieces that you can work on in the days before the party.

 

 

 

Remember that the point of hiring a caterer is so that you can have great food at your party without driving yourself insane – and still be able to enjoy your guests. Decide on your menu and your theme up front, have a tasting ahead of time to approve the menu, and on the day of the party, stay out of the way! You want to be on hand and available should anything go wrong that needs your attention, but you hired the service so you wouln’t have to be in the kitchen – So. Don’t. Be. In. The. Kitchen.

 

Go mingle! Have a drink! Enjoy your party, and trust your caterer to provide the fabulous food you approved for the price you agreed upon while you relax with your guests.

 

For additional information on our Catering-Atlanta services, contact our specialists today. As your number one Banquet Hall in Atlanta, we also offer a variety of specials and additional premium packages to help accommodate all of your event needs! Contact us today to book your next event with our state of the art facilities.

 

Fruit Display Special- Your Banquet Hall in Atlanta

Booking your event with our Banquet Halls in Atlanta has many benefits, including amazing specials to enhance your event theme! One of our most popular specials is our famous Fruit Displays! Why would you want a fruit display at your event? Read below to get the scoop on how this display is perfect for Summer time events.

Why Have A Fruit Display At My Event?

Summer time calls for fun, tasteful displays at every event and what better way to bring your party to life with delicious fruit! Not only is fruit enticing to a majority of guests, but it is also refreshing and very aesthetically appealing. People like to eat with their eyes, so having this delightful display at your event will draw your guests in to mix and mingle while they cool off with chilled, refreshing fruit!

 

Whether you are hosting your next Atlanta corporate event, planning your Atlanta wedding, or simply throwing a Summer event, book your next event of 150 guests or more and get your FREE fruit display at your next Summer time event today!

Contact our friendly staff for additional questions or book online today.

 

Catering Atlanta Tips for Any Event

For any event, choosing your catering can become time consuming. At Reception Hall International, we provide world renowned Catering in Atlanta for all events at our facility and at remote locations. We understand that catering is tough to narrow down, so we strive to make it an easy and enjoyable process for you every time. Catering depends on many factors including the type of event you are having, the amount of people you plan on serving, and your personal touch. With these in mind, we have formulated a little cheat sheet to help make your adventure a little easier.

 

You want to customize your food to the type of event you are hosting. So selecting the type of event you are having will be step one. Are you planning a corporate event, a wedding or ceremony, or a birthday or special celebration? After deciding this, we can then narrow down additional choices. For corporate events, you typically want to stick to small bites and appetizers. This will keep the momentum going at your event!

Since weddings tend to be larger celebrations and have many stages throughout the course of the night,they tend to take a little more planning. For starters, it is always recommended to have small bites during cocktail hour. This allows for your guests to mix and mingle until dinner is ready. For dinner, there are a few options you can choose from, but the two most popular are seated dinners and buffet dinner set ups. Once we have decided your event theme, the fun begins with getting creative!

 

 

Now let’s look at how many people you are having to your event. This is important to factor in because we obviously want to make sure everyone has a plate of food in front of them when it is time to eat. Sitting down with our professional event planners will help make this process easier for you. Most catering in Atlanta will break it down for you according to plate price or suggested amounts for buffets. This makes it easier for you to select a package and usually offers more of a discount when done this way as well. Our professional event planners are here to help you plan every step of your event and to make your decisions easier and more affordable by customizing options for you.
Incorporating your own taste and style into your catering options is the most fun of it all. What do you like to eat or what are your favorite foods? There are so many options you can choose from when it comes to food. Narrowing down your options by adding in a few things you like to enjoy will help to style the catering around your theme. Indoor events tend to stick more to the traditional foods like lasagna, steaks, and pastas, while outdoor events steer more towards smaller bites, seafood feasts, and BBQ. The best part about this part of planning is that you can do whatever you want! Our professional carters encourage you to be creative and add in a sense of your own style. After all, this is your own event and we want it completely customized to you!

 

 

Professional catering brings your event to life with laughter and mixing and mingling over delicious foods! Choosing your catering is a fun part of planning! All the taste testing’s, choosing from a wide variety, and mixing and matching food selections brings out the creative side to your planning! Start today with our professional planners and our state of the art catering to bring your celebration to life.

For additional information on our event facilities and services that we have to offer at Reception Hall International, please feel free to contact us today! Our professional staff takes pride in catering to you and your needs to make your event everything you’ve imagined.

 

Five Fun Ideas for Your Next Corporate Event

Corporate events have a bad taste in everyone’s mouth because they usually are pretty boring. The usual corporate event consists of people standing around participating in the usual uncomfortable conversations amongst the crowd. Of course you want to show appreciation for your employees, but how do we do this without the boring perception? Ditching routine get together for fun, interactive events are becoming more and more popular and the answer to all of your fears with hosting your next corporate event.

 Host your next event at a fun venue

Hosting your event at our Atlanta corporate events venue, instead of a corporate office setting can liven up the night and bring your team together in a more social setting. At a venue, you can create any theme you want, which can be exciting to your team and motivate them to get involved with the activities of the night. At a our banquet hall in Atlanta, you will have space and help with venue staff to make sure your event runs smoothly, unlike boring office settings with the hope of some office help. Take your team out of their everyday work environment and watch as your team grows together, creating a better work environment for you as a company.

 

 Get out there and be interactive

Being interactive with your team is one of the best ways you can help build them to be better at their jobs. Devote a day to get out of the office and volunteer as a company for a charity or organization. Run a tournament for your team to see who helps out the most and make it fun and exciting. Not only are you bringing your company together as a team, but you are also getting them out there and helping out organizations that need volunteers. At the end of the day, your end up with a team of employees that feel great about what they did and love their jobs because they had a day off to contribute to a good cause.

 Competition can be good

Organize a company tournament with a sport of interest. It can be softball, golf, football, or even a fantasy team. Even better, involve another company you generally do business with for fun. Getting everyone involved will bring a great attitude to work. Not only that, but this can be a great way to bring your partners together on a yearly basis for a little fun.

 Cook-outs

Set up a day where your company hosts a cookout. Bring friends and family members to interact with fellow team members. This creates a great sense of partnership in the work environment and brings your team members closer together as they mix and mingle with each others families and friends.

Networking events

Hosting a networking event is fun and very exciting for all of your employees. This allows them to step out and meet new people without the pressure of being required to. Bring in clients and other companies in which you network with and allow your team to interact. Not only are you creating a fun environment for your team members to get to know surrounding companies in which you work with, it also allows those companies to see your team in action and brings a better sense of business to the table.

 

Whether you host your next corporate event in a fun venue, get involved with charities, create an interactive tournament, host a weekend cook-out, or get together for collaborating networking, your team will have a greater appreciation for what they do at their jobs and for you for taking the time to think out side the box to bring them together. Company events are all about showing appreciation for your employees, which we can all forget to do at times. Not only will it be rewarding for you as you watch your team grow positively, it will be rewarding for those involved and bring a greater image for what your company stands for because your employees are appreciated.

For additional information on our Atlanta Corporate Event Venue, feel free to contact us directly at Reception Hall International.

 

The 5 Must Haves to Plan Your Next Corporate Event

Planning your next corporate event can be exciting and fun, but we also know it is a lot of work. Preparing your ideas beforehand can save you a lot of time and allow your planner to transform your concept in the blink of an eye. There are a few things you want to execute prior to preparing for your event. The first step is to brainstorm and meet with your planner. Now that your planner is there to help assist you, lets take a look of what is needed to make your event successful with little effort from your end.

 

Strategic Planning

For starters, you know better than anyone else, as a business owner that having a plan will make it easier to execute. Gather some ideas for your planner to work with. By doing this, your allowing your planner to know what exactly you have in mind and giving them the opportunity to do the work for you. You want to consider the following:

–   Reason for event

–    Budget

–    Guest count

–    Possible sponsorships

–    Creative ideas

Brand Unity

Give your planner an idea of your company brand. This will allow them to incorporate your brand image into your theme so that everything remains consistent. Your staff will remain focused on your company brand and not be distracted throughout the night with items irrelevant to your corporation.  If you have prepared items you would like your planner to work with, make sure you give everything to them at the beginning so they can surround their planning around your main ideas.

Goals for event

Other than having an event to show appreciation for your employees, corporate events always have additional reasons to bring everyone together. Teamwork outside of work helps to build the work force within the walls of your office. Interactive activities will bring your teams together and blow boring, traditional corporate events out of the water. So start at the beginning with fun presentations and ideal activities and work with your planner to make them come to life.

 

Trust in your planner

We understand you already have a lot on your plate with making sure the odds and ends are complete at the end of each work day, so let your planner take the reigns of planning your event. We are certified and here to make this process easier on you. Just provide us the basics needed to create the image you want and we will take it from there.

Have fun

 

 

 

Corporate events are known to be boring and dull these days and though you are known as the “head honcho” of your business, it is okay to relax and have some professional fun with the team that helps to grow your business everyday. These are the people that represent what you have worked so hard to build, so be active with them and participate in the activities planned for the night.  With the interactive events, state-of-the-art catering, and a professional event planner to make things run smoothly all night, you are bound to have a good time regardless if you want to or not.

 

 

 

 

 

Having a plan, bringing your company brand to your event, preparing your goals, trusting your planner to assist you, and being interactive with your attendees is what it takes to create the event everyone looks forward to every year. Start early and let your planner take it from there to bring your imagine to life. Not only will you be the “Big Boss” in the office, but also the best party host of the year.

Contact us at Reception Hall International, your Banquet Halls in Atlanta,  for additional information on our Corporate Event Packages and Event Planning.

Trendy Dessert Bars for Every Event | Atlanta Event Planning

Dessert bars are trending at every Atlanta event and growing more and more popular every year. Not only are they appealing to the eye, but they definitely attract the sweet tooth lovers at any occasion. Preparing dessert bars can take some time and updated knowledge on what’s hot and what’s not this year. Knowing the top desserts, popular eye catching set ups, and take home favor ideas will bring your desserts life at your next event.

 

Choosing the top desserts is the hardest part of your design because our taste buds love all kinds of sweets. The desserts that you choose also have to accommodate your guests, so you want to make sure you provide a variety. The five most popular desserts that are showing up on dessert bars across Atlanta events are the following:

 

– Cupcakes – These miniature delights are the most popular on the dessert bar display every year. Cupcakes are full filling and bring a sense of elegance with their design, which is completely customizable to your theme.

 

–  Cake pops are climbing the popularity charts because they are eye catching, easy to display, and the best part is their moist centers. Perfect for all ages and the perfect bite size snack leaving you wanting more.

 

 

–  Cookies- Ahh.. The cookie. Cookies are the most common dessert found on a dessert bar because they are well known and absolutely delicious. They are easy and come in some many flavors- making it easy to customize for everyone.

 

 

 

–  Dessert Shooters- though they are tiny, dessert shooters definitely hit the sweet spot for anyone looking to be good and still indulge in a dessert.  These little eye-catching desserts are perfect for mix matching and bring a sense of variety and color to your dessert bar.

 

 

–  Macaroons are making their way to the dessert bar as they become more and more popular. These little desserts are similar to small moist cakes and have a slight crunch like a cookie, making them irresistible. They are perfect for all catered events and come in several flavors to compliment your theme.

 

After choosing your desserts, we can dive into the fun part of setting up your display. Your display should resemble your theme so this should be an easy and fun task. Some hosts like to use glass bowls and glasses to set desserts in, while others use silver trays and fun decorative napkins and straws to compliment the theme. Dessert bars should not be clustered with random desserts everywhere. Set some up higher than others and place them in groups to keep guests from having to search for something yummy to eat. The trick to creating the image you are looking for is to keep it simple, yet elegant.

 

 

The night is now coming to an end and it is time for your guests to start heading home. Dessert boxes are starting to trend as take home favors. Since your dessert bar is already a big hit, gather some gift boxes and prepare them in advance with a few desserts from the bar for your guests to take home and enjoy. This not only allows them to splurge a little more, but it brings back memories the next day of the amazing time they had while dancing and indulging in delicious desserts all night.

 

If you are interested in hosting your next Atlanta corporate event or wedding with a catered dessert bar, contact Reception Hall International in Marietta, GA and don’t forget that we are also one of the top Atlanta wedding venues!

Atlanta Corporate Events Made Easy

As a manager of your company, we can only imagine how busy you are on a daily basis. Not only you, but your assistants and teammates as well, helping you with your professional needs to make sure the day runs smoothly. While being overwhelmed with work and the hundreds of tasks on our to-do lists, we can often forget about our employees who are working hard, making sure the company still stands at the end of the day. How do we take the time needed to plan a fun and exciting corporate event when we are tied up with completing our to-do lists?  At Reception Hall International, we understand the time it takes from your daily needs to plan something fun to show appreciation for your team members. With our professional event planners, coordinators and professional designers, we can take any idea and turn it into everything you imagined and more.

 

Our venue boasts some of the finest banquet halls in Atlanta, GA and has a variety of spaces to cater to your company’s needs. We have two exclusive ballrooms for all of your presentations and events, large or small. Our first ballroom offers you 12,000 square feet for larger corporate gatherings and has a capacity of 400 guests, which makes this room perfect for a variety of networking events. Our second ballroom offers you a more quaint setting with 3,000 square feet to use and a capacity of 115 guests. In addition to our grand ballrooms, we have the Enigma party and concert venue for a more social environment. Whether you choose to have a large corporate networking event, a small corporate appreciation gathering, or a fun, social night out, Reception Hall International has the luxurious accommodations to make sure your event is one of a kind.

 

We take pride in knowing our team has what it takes to make anything happen. Corporate events take time to plan and require a vast amount of additional resources to bring it all together. When booking with Reception Hall International, you will have the opportunity to work with our professional event planners to help guide you down the right path for all of your planning needs, our professional coordinator to make sure your day runs smoothly so that you don’t have to for a change, and our professional decorators to make your ideas come to life. In addition to our professional event planning team, we offer Master Chef catering to pamper you and your team at any event. We understand how busy you are with running a company and we want to make sure your event is a night you can enjoy mixing and mingling with your coworkers to create a stronger team bond.

 

Calling on the experts at Reception Hall International will not only take the stress off your hands completely so you can focus on your company, but we will deliver a one of a kind atmosphere to blow the dull corporate gathering idea out the door.  Our teams are trained to take your ideas and transform them into an event that your company will be talking about for months to come. Give us a call today to start your corporate experience with us for years to come.

5 Fun Ideas for Your Next Atlanta Corporate Event

Corporate events have a bad taste in everyone’s mouth because they’re usually pretty boring. The average corporate event consists of people standing around participating in the usual uncomfortable conversations amongst the crowd. Of course you want to show appreciation for your employees, but how do we do this without the boring perception? Ditching routine get-togethers for fun, interactive events are becoming more and more popular and the answer to all of your fears with hosting your next corporate event.

 

Host your next event at a fun Atlanta venue

 

Hosting your event at a banquet hall in Atlanta, instead of a corporate office setting can liven up the night and bring your team together in a more social setting. At a venue, you can create any theme you want, which can be exciting to your team and motivate them to get involved with the activities of the night. At a venue, you will have space and help with venue staff to make sure your event runs smoothly, unlike boring office settings with the hope of some office help. Take your team out of their everyday work environment and watch as your team grows together, creating a better work environment for you as a company.

 

Get out there and be interactive

 

Being interactive with your team is one of the best ways you can help build them to be better at their jobs. Devote a day to get out of the office and volunteer as a company for a charity or organization. Run a tournament for your team to see who helps out the most and make it fun and exciting. Not only are you bringing your company together as a team, but you are also getting them out there and helping out organizations that need volunteers. At the end of the day, your end up with a team of employees that feel great about what they did and love their jobs because they had a day off to contribute to a good cause.

 

Competition can be good

 

Organize a company tournament with a sport of interest. It can be softball, golf, football, or even a fantasy team. Even better, involve another company you generally do business with for fun. Getting everyone involved will bring a great attitude to work. Not only that, but this can be a great way to bring your partners together on a yearly basis for a little fun as well as solidifying a stronger business relationship.

 

Cook-outs

 

Set up a day where your company hosts a cookout. Bring friends and family members to interact with fellow team members. This creates a great sense of partnership in the work environment and brings your team members closer together as they mix and mingle with each others families and friends. Make sure to have lots of fun activities like water balloon tosses, ball pens for the kids, and games like corn hole, badminton or horseshoes.

 

Networking events

 

Hosting a networking event is fun and very exciting for all of your employees. This allows them to step out and meet new people without the pressure of being required to. Bring in clients and other companies in which you network with and allow your team to interact. Not only are you creating a fun environment for your team members to get to know surrounding companies in which you work with, it also allows those companies to see your team in action and brings a better sense of business to the table.

 

Whether you host your next corporate event in a fun venue, get involved with charities, create an interactive tournament, host a weekend cook-out, or get together for collaborating networking, your team will have a greater appreciation for what they do at their jobs and for you for taking the time to think outside the box to bring them together. Company events are all about showing appreciation for your employees, which we can all forget to do at times. Not only will it be rewarding for you as you watch your team grow positively, it will also be rewarding for those involved and can also greatly strengthen your company image and business relationships.