How To Organise And Cater For An Outdoor Corporate Event

Outdoor corporate catering

Organising a corporate event and catering requires a lot of forward planning as there are a number of factors you will need to take into consideration. An outdoor event is even more challenging than say an awards dinner at a swanky hotel as you have to contend with the unpredictability of the weather as well as the location of the event.

This article will cover a few of the things which you will need to think about if your outdoor corporate event is going to be successful.


Getting your numbers right will be key in hosting a successful event. The space you will need to book, the number of meals and drinks will also depend heavily on how many people will be in attendance.

For an outdoor corporate event, you still need to have a backup plan for other accommodation if the weather turns on you.


Some foods go better with outside events than others. If you are organising an outdoor corporate event then deciding on what types of food you will be serving is also an important consideration. Cold fork foods are well suited to outdoor events as they require less preparation, but depending on the numbers serving hot food can also be a great possibility.

A BBQ is always a winner during the summer and early autumn months too. Hiring a catering specialist will ensure that you have very little to do in terms of organising as they will provide you with menu options, take care of food preparation, a waited service and everything else you need. One such company who has extensive outdoor corporate catering experience is Heriot.

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Organising an outdoor corporate event requires planning well in advance of the event as well as, taking into consideration the above two factors, among others.

Also, the purpose of the event is likely to play a role in how the planning will be done; is it an event just for employees, or will your clients and potential clients be attending? Great planning and a bit of luck weather wise are ingredients of a successful corporate event, and so is appointing the right company to deliver on the catering on your behalf.

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