The backbone behind every business event is a caterer that provides food and drink for a party. Catering is an almost necessary part of most business events, as caterers keep the business meeting going, without delay, and provide often delicious food to make the business event feel like a break from the office delays and demands.
About 18 million events and meetings are organized in the United States every year. And more than $122 billion is spent annually in the U.S. meetings industry. Business meetings are more than just a ‘get to know’ your co-workers, however. They can involved team building exercises and other team strengthening activities.
The reasons why are simple. Team building exercises can help an employee feel connected to their employer. According to a Gallup study, engaged employees could boost a company’s productivity performance by as much as 200% over a similar corporation with disengaged employees.
This can work for leaders of a company as well. A 2015 Gallup study revealed that highly engaged leaders can boost employee engagement by up to 39%. Events can also be used to highlight employees that have done an exemplary job. 86% of companies with an employee recognition program cite an increase in worker happiness.
With all these events, it’s possible that a caterer can make a difference in the morale of a company. They provide the food and drinks that add an air to the event, make employees feel good (if it is good food), and supply everyone with a much needed break from the monotony of the day to day task assignments.
Catering, then, has a role to play.
Many restaurants have a catering option, whether they are local or a chain restaurant, and it’s even possible to get foods for everyone with a single restaurant. Corporations play a role in this. According to two Dinova surveys, 78% of corporations include vegetarian options at their corporate events, while 64% of corporations include gluten-free options.
In fact, there are many food options when it comes to catering:
- Hamburgers and hot dogs
- Tex-Mex in the form of burritos or fajitas
- Vegetarian options like salads or vegetarian burritos
- Even local restaurants that are establishments
When considering a catering company to hire, it is possible to find one quickly and easily using a search engine. For instance if you are in Sunnyvale, you can look up Sunnyvale catering. If you are in Oakland, you can look up Oakland Catering.
If you are planning a catering event, you can search for Corporate Lunch Bay Area or Event Space San Jose. Searching for the catering company or the event space can give you reviews that should be able to help you guide your decisions.
Having the right catering can help your event feel like it is a party, which people can enjoy while getting to know their coworkers and supervisors. This can help teams grow together and can raise team morale. This can lead to overall better productivity within your company.