Innovative Corporate Event Catering (click for photos)
Posted on August 28th, 2009 - 1 Comment
Despite the doldrums of summer and being engulfed in the heat of a Florida August, Good Food Catering Company has been rather busy catering various events and parties in the Tampa Bay region. Although the event catering has kept us from regular blogging, I wanted to share a particular highlight in the corporate event catering branch of our company.
In early July we were contacted by a prominent Ybor City design and advertising firm with the possibility of catering an evening cocktail party mixer at their office, to be held in honor of one of their VIP clients. Because the firm wanted something different and unique, they felt Good Food would be the perfect fit to bring tasty and approachable food along with our unique and modern look. After a couple of proposal revisions and a committee decision, the firm chose us as the top Tampa caterer to be a part of their event.
Since the event was for nearly 100 guests and held in a confined office setting, we used three unique tablescapes, strategically placed throughout the office along with a full bar setup by uDream Events in the main foyer. As an added touch and creative twist, we used the firm’s logo and colors as a template for a portion of the food signage and designs. The summer environment also gave us another opportunity to utilize wheatgrass for a light and refreshing “pop.”
The menu was designed to be refreshing and approachable party food that was easy to eat but also heavy enough to mix with an afternoon and evening of cocktails. Check out the menu (followed by photos):
Passed Signature Appetizer Bites
Stationary Food Displays
And for a visual:
If you’re a corporate event planner in the Tampa Bay region and you’re looking for unique and fun food for your next event or Holiday party, give us a call to discuss having us cater it. And don’t forget about our innovative style! 813.731.0819.
“Budget” is Not a Four Letter Word!
Posted on April 7th, 2009 - No Comments
When it comes to planning a dynamite catering menu for a great wedding or event in the Tampa Bay area, one of the key components is working within a budget. The problem is that because of the negative connotation of the word, many don’t want to be on a “budget.” But in reality, EVERYTHING runs on a budget. Corporations work within a budget, the government has a budget and whether they have millions of dollars in the bank or just a few, brides and grooms have a budget.
So fear not; the word “budget” does not necessarily mean “cheap.” When you are planning an event, the best way to get the most bang for your buck is to be upfront with your vendors about your budget. From the very beginning, it helps each of them build a framework for the services that they will be able to offer you as well as lets them formulate a way to offer the best services while still working within your budget. Does it really do any good to find out all of the great things that your decorator can do, only to find out later that you can’t afford any of it? How does it feel to hear about a dinner of lobster and filet mignon, only to discover that the price tag is entirely out of sight?
As an innovative and unique caterer in Tampa, we’re here to provide superior culinary experiences to you and your guests for weddings, events and parties. Obviously we can’t make wine out of water and can’t offer lobster for the price of chicken, but you can bet each of our clients has a budget. And we do everything in our power to work with them from the beginning to put together an impressive menu that will leave their guests with a great impression. We’d be happy to do the same for you.
Coming Next: ways to stretch your catering dollar and still impress your guests with great food.
Good Food Catering Company was established to provide superior culinary experiences for events, weddings and celebrations in the Tampa Bay Region.