Superb Cocktail functions with Saffron kitchen
- 20 Mar 2017
Have an upcoming event? Want to get your brand out there and celebrate all those well-earned victories or special moments in life? Then a cocktail function is definitely the way to go. Cocktails parties are fashionable social gatherings aimed at entertaining business associates and friends.
As the host, you have the pleasure of entertaining friends and business associates alike, and ensuring that every detail of your function is perfect, and off course we are here to help.
Here are Our Five tips to ensure your party, launch or networking event goes down without a hitch.
1. Always plan ahead
By planning in advance for any function be it a small luncheon or a big product launch, will allow you to cater to everybody’s attending needs, and ensuring you provide suppliers with the most amount of time to assist you with all of your requirements. Here are some of the details you should consider when starting to plan your event
The date and time
The guest list
2. Know your guests
By sending out invitation in a timely manner you will be able to cater to the needs of your guest list, ask guests to specify if they have any dietary requirements. This will greatly assist you in compiling a menu that best fit the needs of your group. This will be especially important should you have Halaal, vegetarian or guests with food allergies attending.
3. Compile a menu that best fit your function
Once you know the dietary requirements of the group attending you can start to compile a menu that will best cater to your guests. Also keep in mind the amount of space allocated for food setup at the venue. Should there be limited space consider having waiting staff assist with serving guests with roaming trays. Here are some of the details you should consider when compiling your menu.
The dietary needs of your guests
Are you offering welcome drinks and dry snacks?
Are you offering both a hot and cold selection?
Decide if you would like to have a buffet station or roaming canapés
Are you catering for vegetarian guests?
Are you offering desserts or cheese boards?
When planning your function decide what you would like to highlight at the event, cocktail parties can be formal or informal so it’s up to you on how elaborate your setup should be. Add a bit of flair to your function with fine linen, and elegant flower arrangements, or keep it simple with minimalist decor elements..
An elaborate form of entertainment is not a priority at a cocktail function. Most guests prefer music that's conducive for conversation. So have the food be the real star of the show by adding a live element to the food setup, like one of our sushi chefs, or chefs that plate and manage live food bars on site.
5. Call in the professionals
As the Host of the party, you’re the most important guest attending the function, and if you don’t mingle and enjoy yourself how do you expect your guests to?
So leave all the heavy lifting, decorating and serving of guests to the professionals. Our team will work with you throughout the planning process and on the day to make sure that every detail is taken care of. That way you are free to enjoy the experience with your friends, family or colleagues, safe in the knowledge that our team understands the order of events and the individual needs of your guests.
So now you have out tips on how to host the perfect Cocktail event. Please do not hesitate to contact us should there be anything we may assist you with.
The Saffron Kitchen team