Introducing New Box Lunches from Reception Hall Intl.

If you are planning a business or educational event and need to organize a lunch for participants, look no further than Reception Hall International.  We provide the best alternatives to a vending machine sandwich or a fast food hamburger. Prepared by our award-winning chef Dwayne L. Hairston, you and your co-workers or students will love the ease of convenience and food quality that our box lunches offer.

Gourmet Lunches for Your Next Event

The Reception Hall International lunch experience is a distinct and memorable one. You can rest assured that only the freshest ingredients are used in our cuisine, so that your lunch not only tastes great, it’s great for you as well.

What You Can Expect from Reception Hall International

A full nutritious lunch costs only $8-9, often less than so-called “convenience foods”.  If needed, we are able to accommodate special dietary requirements, as well.  On the day of your event or school function, you can either pick up your box lunches in the morning, or arrange to have them delivered on-time and fresh from one of our dedicated staff members. Either way, you’ll have a delicious lunch ready to eat on the go whenever you get hungry.

A box lunch from Reception Hall Intl. is filled by hand with an entrée, (usually a sandwich), a side item, a dessert, and a beverage (usually a water or a soda, depending on preference). Give us a call a few days in advance to find out what mouth-watering options will be available to your group.

Contacting Reception Hall International

Not all catering companies are created equal, and this is especially true of Reception Hall International. We always strive to provide you with an experience that not only satisfies you and your guests, but an experience that stands out among other catering company services in the State of Georgia. When you do business with Reception Hall Intl., you can rest assured that we will never cut corners or try to sneak in extra charges in the “fine print”. As a passionate local business, we always try to go above and beyond our duties to impress our clients in everything that we offer them, including our new box lunches.

To learn more about how we can make your lunch an easy, satisfying endeavor for your group or for your next event, please do not hesitate to contact your top caterers in Atlanta  (877) 847 4705. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Summer is Heating Up with King of Pops and Reception Hall Intl.!

Reception Hall International, the premier corporate catering company in Atlanta, GA is at it again with a great offer this summer that you will not want to miss.  Let’s just say that this offer will make your eyes, ears, and most importantly, your taste buds POP!  This summer, Reception Hall International will provide each of your guests with a special treat, compliments of King of Pops.

King of Pops has a special love for Atlanta because this is where it all began for them. Started from a vision of turning fresh fruit into frozen, decadent delights while traveling in Central America, King of Pops has grown from late-night kitchen experimentation and one lone “pop cart” to 15 carts, 4 area food trucks, retail presence, and a selection of 30 delicious popsicle flavors that are well-known and loved far and wide.  King of Pops, the fun, innovative Atlanta-based company known for its delicious frozen treats, is always excited to partner in the community and at special events.

Reception Hall International is continuing to set the bar high in the corporate catering world by providing superior, personalized, affordable service from the first point of contact until the last tablecloth is removed.  Your corporate event coordinator will keep the lines of communication open and address any questions or needs that you may have.  As always, your event will be designed to your specifications, and you will have a say in everything from the design to room set-up to the food.

We have always supported local business and commerce in Georgia, which is why we collaborate with local companies such as King of Pops and Raising the Bar.  Reception Hall International is excited about having King of Pops on board with us for our latest summer offer.

This summer, for clients that sign an annual contract with Reception Hall International, we will provide each of your guests a free popsicle compliments of King of Pops for your first event.  Not only will your guests receive the top-notch service, beautiful ambiance, and incredible food that Reception Hall International is known for, but they will also experience the best, most decadent frozen treat they’ve ever had.

Contact Reception Hall International today to schedule your corporate function, and you will be on your way to an expertly planned, specially designed event by the benchmark of Atlanta corporate catering.

Atlanta Corporate Catering for Every Budget

In the strange economic times that we are in today, it can be hard to justify opening up your wallet to pay for an Atlanta corporate catering company like Reception Hall Intl. to cater your next company event. The fact is that catering services may be cheaper than you think, and great catering always goes a long way in helping everyone at your event enjoy themselves more.

Keep reading to find out a few ways that a catering company can help you with your next corporate event or party:

Order the complete package – This is the option that many businesses and organizations use the most often, as the catering company does all of the work for you. This includes consultation through the planning phases, setup of your event, food preparation, food service, and wrap-up of your event. The only thing that you will have to worry about is how much food you can squeeze into your stomach.

You provide the venue, we provide the rest – If you prefer off-premise catering, then this is the way to go. You will get all of the benefits of the complete package, but at the venue of your choice. This is a great option if you are tired of holding events in the same old place. Holding an outdoor event or an event at a talked-about venue will freshen things up and make your guests happy at the same time.

Delivery – This is a great option if you want the cutting-edge cuisine that catering companies like Reception Hall Intl. offer, but are OK with setting up your event and cleaning up after all is said and done. If you’re looking to save a little bit of money, consider having your custom cuisine delivered to your next company party.

When you are ready to start planning the next event for your business or organization, give Reception Hall Intl. a call. We’ll walk you through the planning process, let you sample our cuisine, and help you put on an event that won’t soon be forgotten.

Atlanta Corporate Catering: Good vs. Great

In order to be successful as a business, the owners and employees alike need to put forth plenty of hard work and train as often as possible to learn new skills that apply to the industry that they are in. In the world of Atlanta corporate catering, this is no different. That is one of the reasons why Reception Hall Intl. has been successful over the years: because we are constantly adjusting and reviewing our cuisine menu, while always looking for new ways to become more efficient and effective in what we do.

But you may be wondering, what exactly makes a caterer not only good, but great? Keep on reading to find out.

Food Safety – Of course one of the first things that great corporate caterers in Atlanta must have in their repertoire is outstanding food. But what is outstanding food without really great food safety? All too often caterers have very poor food safety standards behind the scenes, but great companies make sure to follow all food safety guidelines all of the time.

Creativity and Flexibility – It is inevitable that caterers get special requests in regards to the cuisine that they are serving. Sometimes there are restrictions on certain foods because of religious preferences or allergy concerns. A great catering company will be able to adjust their menu in creative and imaginative ways to deal with whatever concerns or restrictions that there may be for a corporate event.

Food – No matter how splendidly decorated a venue is, or how riveting or informational a corporate event is to guests, a catering company is not going to earn repeat business if the food is awful. Having great food seems like a no brainer, but it is absolutely essential to succeed as a great catering company.

If you are looking for a truly great corporate catering company that stands out from the rest of the pack, and embodies the qualities that you have read above, make sure you contact Reception Hall Intl. today to see how we can help you create an unforgettable event.

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!

 

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.