With the holidays in the wake of the long winter months, you might notice morale in the office beginning to slump. There is no better way to get over the hump until spring rears its wonderful head than to host a catered lunch for your staff. Taking one thing off of their busy day will have them feeling a little lighter. And a happier employee is a motivated one! But before you hire a caterer, make sure that you have done your research and considered these five things to look for in a corporate caterer!

The Price is the Price

One of the biggest hurdles that most companies have is finding a caterer who is willing to work within a budget. Make sure that you choose a caterer who will quote you a price and that it is a price that stands! If you pay more than you want, then that will impede the money you have available for other fun staff activities!

The Food is Excellent

What good is it feeding your employees as a treat if the food is no treat? Catering takes a lot of experience and timing. Find a caterer who is well established and knows how to deliver quality food for the masses! If your workers’ bellies are satisfied, their minds can get back to the business of the day. Although cost is an issue, food quality is the number one priority.

They are on Time

The whole idea of having a catered lunch is to raise morale, and, thereby, increase productivity. If your employees are sitting around waiting for the food to be ready, that can put a kink in their day and decrease what they accomplish That is exactly the opposite of what you are trying to do. Find a caterer who understands that punctuality is key to your office running smoothly!

They do it All

If you are going to hire someone to cater, make sure that they are catering to you. That means providing food, and it also means cleaning up when it is all over. There is no sense in hiring someone who comes in and makes a mess then leaves. Make sure to find a caterer who will take care of everything for you!

Have a Standing Contract

Once you find a corporate caterer that you like, have them on a schedule. Instead of calling around every couple of months to make a plan or to find a new caterer, plan ahead. Schedule dates ahead of time so that it is taken care of and you don’t have to waste time re-inventing the wheel every time you want to treat your employees to lunch.

An excellent corporate caterer is hard to find. It takes a lot of experience and training to pull off large scale luncheons! These are just some of the things to look for in a corporate caterer to get the results you hope for; a happy and motivated staff and less hassle for you! Contact Catering by the Deft Chef today to discuss how we can get you on a regular schedule to create a happy and motivated work environment!

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