Now and then, every company wants to treat their employees to a catered lunch. It could be an internal meeting such as a simple Christmas or Anniversary Party, or something a little more elaborate that involves a paid guest speaker. Whatever the reason, there are many factors that go into choosing the right venue for the function.

The freshness of the meal should be one of the highest priorities. This isn’t so much a concern for the small group, but with larger group it is. The catering company or restaurant must be able to serve the meal in a timely fashion so all people get their meal exactly as expected. An easy way to confirm this is by being diligent and visiting with the venue ahead of time. Don’t just reserve blindly. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions like, “What if our speaker goes over on the allotted time?” and “How long have you been catering?” You may also ask the Caterer for references. Past businesses are sure to be honest, even with the smallest of problems.

Budget is going to be a concern, so you will want high quality while at the same time making you employees or clients comfortable. The overall environment of the venue will undoubtedly be a talking point at the table or back in the office. You don’t want to come across as cheap, as the impression of the venue will reflect your taste in cuisine.

Make sure that the caterer has a wide variety to choose from and not just the standard chicken or beef. For larger groups, there’s a chance that you’ll have one or two party members that are vegetarian or vegan, so the house must be prepared. The last thing you want is someone who is forced to eat something they don’t want or someone that doesn’t eat at all. It can be embarrassing for everyone involved.

We hope these few tips will help you in your search for the best caterer for your business lunch. If, by chance, you are still having trouble, please think of having us host your event. Kruse and Muer not only has a wonderful menu that will please your guests, but we have several different locations to choose from so we are always close to you! Please come visit our private rooms and sample the cuisine!