Get ready… Summer is almost here! It is just about time to prepare yourself for the long string of BBQs throughout the next couple of months. Does your company do an annual BBQ? A company BBQ can be a fun twist on any corporate gathering and is a great way to boost employee morale. If you are the one planning the annual BBQ this year fear not, to help you out we have listed a few tips for you to consider when planning your BBQ.
Start organizing the BBQ as early as you can:
We would recommend sending out invitations at least 30 days in advance, that way you can have an estimate of your guest count before choosing a venue and ordering your food. However, keep in mind that there are always last-minute RSVPs!
Make sure to reach out to your local parks and picnic spots to ensure it is acceptable to host a BBQ on their property.
Planning your menu:
Reach out to caterers as soon as you have chosen a date to ensure they are not already booked. The typical BBQ menu of burgers, hot dogs, salads, and chips should make your guests very happy. Make sure to look at one of our most popular BBQ menus: “All Canadian” BBQ Menu A! We include iced tea and lemonade to make sure your team stays cool and hydrated! Remember to include food options for your vegetarian and vegan guests, we would recommend the beyond meat burgers.
Rentals and staffing:
If you wish you have your food grilled and cooked onsite, we provide chefs and servers who can keep your event running smoothly and ensure the area is kept clean and tidy- giving you more time to interact with your staff! Some venues may already have BBQs and BBQ accessories, but if yours does not we can provide a BBQ Rental Package which includes a 3-foot BBQ, propane, 3 buffet tables, and linens.
Decorations and supplies:
This is the fun part! Give your company BBQ a fun festive feel with decorations and party favours. Check out your closest party store for easy pre-selected decoration packs if you’re tight on time. Don’t worry about purchasing disposable plates, napkins, and cutlery as we provide them for you free of charge!
Don’t forget the games:
Party games let your guests have a bunch of fun while creating the perfect team-building opportunities. Before the BBQ- mix up teams of employees from all different departments. This gives your guests the chance to get to know someone they may not usually interact with. Consider playing bocce ball, horseshoes, kickball, baseball, etc. Bring out everyone’s competitive sides with some awesome prices!
Above all else, keep in mind that your company BBQ is the perfect time to have lots of fun with your amazing team. Contact us today to book your Company BBQ Catering. Order your BBQ Catering before May 15th and receive a free 10-person corporate lunch!!