Nothing gets people talking like food. There’s a saying in the restaurant world, that if someone has a good meal they will tell three people about it, and if someone has a bad meal, they will tell ten people. The point is that word travels fast about an unpleasant experience, which is why we at Maison Culinaire are committed to making sure your business partners and clients only have good things to say about their food. As a leading catering company in Washington, we are here to provide you with the perfect meal for all your corporate affairs.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is true in most scenarios, but especially when it comes to business. At Maison Culinaire, we believe that nothing seals the deal like a delicious, well-presented meal. Whether you are operating a small business or are an owner of a Fortune 500 company, important business negotiations are likely made over lunch or dinner. While it may not seem like a big deal, the food that is served plays a role in how the meeting goes. Here are a few tips that will ensure your corporate lunch or dinner is a success:
Ask about dietary restrictions: The last thing you want is to find out that a prospective client has a gluten intolerance after choosing pasta and garlic bread for lunch. With no food to munch on, their blood sugar is likely to drop, and the meeting is sure to turn sour. When scheduling a lunch or dinner, be sure to inquire about food allergies, such as those to nuts, gluten or dairy. It is also important to find out if they are vegan or vegetation.
Choose food that is easy to eat: You will likely be discussing important matters, so choose food that is easy to eat. Nothing will throw off a meeting like someone having to run to the restroom to try to remove a grease stain. Play it safe by going with triangle sandwiches, seasonal fruit and vegetables and cookies. For fancier occasions, stick with plated dishes.
Consider the event: If you are hosting an event for a lot of people, such as a product launch or an office party, then finger foods are the way to go. Foods like wings, shrimp cocktail and skewers are easy to hold while mingling and balancing a beverage in the other hand.
When you partner with Maison Culinaire, you are with a catering company in Washington that is committed to making sure your business affair is a smash hit. We will be by your side to help you work out all the details, from the hors d’oeuvres to dessert. Get in touch with us today to speak with a business caterer and start planning the menu for your corporate brunch, lunch or dinner. We are looking forward to hearing about your ideas, and transforming your vision into a reality.