Hosting events is a great way to get people talking, network and have fun, but as a host or organizer you also have the responsibility of making sure your guests have everything they need. Especially when it comes to food and drinks. When catering for an event’s VIP area, there are several things to keep in mind in order to ensure everyone has enough to eat and drink throughout the night:
1. Calculate portion sizes
It’s important to take into account how much food each person will require for their time spent at the event, so that you can plan accordingly according to budget and space constraints. Depending on the type of event, this could mean larger portions for dinner than snacks or hors d’oeuvres.
2. Catered options
Hiring professional caterers can be an excellent way to make sure you’re providing top-notch quality meals as well as covering any dietary restrictions that may be present with your guests. There are many different types of catered options available so take your time researching which best suits your needs before settling on one provider.
3. Alcoholic selections
Choosing alcoholic beverages may seem difficult at first but can really help elevate any event – regardless of the size. Making sure that you have enough variety of different beers, wines, and spirits ensures there is something for everyone – from those who prefer craft beers all the way to those who like classic cocktails such as martinis!
4. Non-alcoholic drinks
Having non-alcoholic drinks available is also essential for keeping guests hydrated and refreshed throughout the evening – particularly if your event is expected to run late into the night! Consider stocking soft drinks, juices, teas, and coffee – making sure there is something suitable for both children and adults alike.
5. Look out for allergies
It’s important not only to provide tasty treats but also take into account any potential allergies among your guests when selecting foods or drinks at your events VIP area (e.g., nut allergies). To avoid any mishaps during the course of the evening make sure that you check beforehand with anyone who might have specific dietary requirements so they aren’t left feeling left out!
Planning ahead in regards food & drinks for an event’s VIP areas will hopefully alleviate some pressure come party day leaving attendees more relaxed while they catch up with friends old & new in style!