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It's Time to Plan Your Corporate Outing!

Whether you’re thinking about spring, summer, or fall, this is your moment…

As the days grow longer and New England weather ever-so-slowly tips toward warmth, our phone rings more and more with companies and organizations thinking about this year’s team-building picnics and celebrations. Corporate outing planning season has arrived.

Below, Capers Catering’s Owner & Founder Emma Roberts shares a handful of her top tips for companies considering a corporate outing this year—and the number one tip is all about timing…

Don’t Wait—Secure Your Date Today

Event calendars are again filling like it’s 2019—and in fact, we can see there will be fewer openings than pre-pandemic. If you’re thinking of hosting a corporate summer outing, call us today so we can find you a date.

Ask Us to Recommend a Fun Venue

With 30 years of experience catering across New England, we know where to find all the hidden gems when it comes to celebration locations, and are ready to recommend a venue (or handful!) that check all your boxes, from ambience to amenities to budget. (For a headstart on a handful of great ideas, read our recent post detailing Five Fabulous Event Venues in Greater Boston—and we've got more where those came from!)

Now Trending: Team-Building Games

Today’s corporate parties are all about connecting, team-building, and cultivating community within your company. Ask us about fun activities and games you can incorporate into your corporate summer celebration, outing, or picnic.

Add An Extra Splash of Fun with our Mobile Bar

It’s no secret we are smitten with our mobile bar service, Olive & Twist.

Years ago, we meticulously updated a VW Westfalia bus and turned it into a gorgeous mobile bar, lovingly dubbed Penny Lane to celebrate her vintage spirit of adventure and fun. Penny looks exquisite serving signature cocktails, craft beers, wines, or whatever your heart desires.

Looking for recommendations of what to serve? Scrubs, shandies, white sangria, and tequila are all having a moment. Penny’s dance card fills quickly, so if you’d like her to make an appearance at your event, definitely let us know right away.

Maximize Your Food Service with Hawker Trays

To get more food to your guests while they are engaged in team activities, consider serving small plates on hawker trays in addition to passed hors d’oeuvres. We’d love to talk you through some options.

Choose Food Stations for the Most Variety

If you’re looking for something casual, fun, and the widest possible assortment of menu options, we recommend the perennial crowd-pleaser: food stations.

Include Options for Dietary Restrictions

Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free populations are on the rise. Luckily, we specialize in creating inventive, delicious options for these folks and know what is sure to please those crowds. We’ll help you remember to include menu items for everyone.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of a corporate outing this year, reach out to us today! We can’t wait to meet you and help you plan the company event that will leave your entire team reminiscing (and raving about the food) long into the future…

For more menu-planning tips, be sure to browse our other blog entries.

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