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Corporate Event Catering Melbourne- Why Choose a Corporate Event Caterer?

- Sunday, February 23, 2014

Should your company use corporate event caterers? Yes, but only the good ones.

Corporate event catering is used by companies all over Melbourne to provide an easy and affordable way to dine employees or clients. There are many benefits to using corporate event catering to your company. Companies that hire corporate caterers for business events show that they value their clients or employees and show the appreciation of their service. It also boosts morale and productivity and can be an important team building exercises between employees. Clients also feel special when they’re being treated to a special catering event. Providing these catering services to your employees or clients is known to build a stronger relationships and develop trust and loyalty which has a great impact on businesses in the long term. Happy and satisfied employees work harder and stay in their positions longer than unhappy employees in similar positions and current or potential clients respond well to the preferential treatment.

Corporate event catering can also be a great way to launch a brand new product or service. By hiring professional corporate event caterers in Melbourne you can reach your potential clients in a way that conventional advertising methods are unable to do. Current or future clients will be impressed by the lavish catering displays and the professionalism of a corporate event. Corporate event caterers can help you plan and execute an incredible event for your clients. For caterers in Melbourne with a team of dedicated executive chefs and highly-trained staff there is no event they can’t cater that doesn’t receive immense benefits from corporate catering.

One of the biggest benefits to corporate event catering is that everyone’s needs can be met and the options are limitless. Whether you simply want an easy sandwich lunch or an elaborate reception with a restaurant-style catered meal there are options for everyone with event catering. Using corporate event caterers in Melbourne also removes the need to place expensive and intricate orders with local restaurants and ensures your business receives the quality food and reliable service for a fixed price that it deserves. Corporate event catering is an easy way to provide meals that cover all your bases and don’t leave any employees or clients feeling left out. Groups of any size can be catered and there are many corporate event caterers in Melbourne who are more than willing to fill the most special or unique order. Employees and clients will be very impressed by events that are properly catered and the simple success of a catered event will crossover into the success of your business.

If you’re looking for a corporate event caterer in Melbourne it’s important to do your research beforehand. Many catering companies provide a wide range of fair and affordable service to meet of your specific or unique requirements. Be sure to negotiate everything with the company you choose to ensure you’re happy and that they can satisfy your catering requirements. There are hardly any disadvantages to using a corporate catering service in Melbourne. Your employees and clients will be highly impressed if you choose the right one!

Guest Post: How to Find a Hospitality Job in Australia

- Friday, February 07, 2014

For people from abroad, finding a way to earn a little income while seeing the continent of Australia means locating a job. Within the hospitality industry, there are many positions which are appropriate for temporary workers. Choosing part time work means that the hours are variable so that you can probably work as much or as little as you choose. Working in a hospitality job is a great way to learn about a particular part of the country. Here are some tips you need to know about working in Australian hospitality positions.

Although there are many types of work available in Australia, within the hospitality industry, approximately one of every eight people find work. People work as bartenders and bar workers. People are needed to prepare food and serve it in restaurants and cafes. There are wait staff needed for celebratory events and corporate catering functions, including within a boardroom or conference room. Chefs at various levels, including head chefs, chefs de partie and sous chefs are found in operating kitchens of all sizes. Baristas work in coffee houses and sommeliers are able to find work in fine dining establishments. Other hospitality related jobs include customer service, valets, concierge and butlers.

The pay for this type of work is generally good. Tips are not as common as in other parts of the world, but are becoming more acceptable. The usual rate is ten percent. Three types of pay are found. Casual work, permanent part time, and full-time salary pay rates. For the casual worker, the first category generally offers the best reimbursement rates. Some employers of permanent part-time and full time employees provide generous benefit packages.

Jobs are found in locations throughout the country. The best paying jobs are in the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, either with waiter hire agencies or similar temporary wait staff hire services. There are also many positions available in Queensland, from Cairns to the Gold Coast. There are also a few jobs at resort locations such as on the islands. These jobs are open almost year around. There are employment peaks around major sporting events in all areas of the country.

There are some regulations involved with working in Australia. If you plan to work in a bar, you will need a training course for serving alcohol. In many of the states, this certificate can be obtained online, which means you can obtain the registration before leaving home. You will need the appropriate visas. In some states, you need to register to work in casinos or where gambling occurs.

Finding the jobs is probably best by working through an agency. You can apply after your arrival through one of the many agencies. Online access is available for most today. You will need to maintain your correct status where the visa is concerned.

Working in the hospitality industry in Australia can be an easy way to earn your keep and extend your stay beyond a tourist status. The work is pleasant and requires little experience for the casual worker. It's a way to learn more about the country while covering your day-to-day expenses.

Natasha, from Singapore, joined us in 2013, and is very passionate about helping fellow international casual and professional hospitality staff find quality work and conditions on which to stamp their skills.   

Corporate Catering- Introduction to Event Planning and Operations

- Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Setting up a successful corporate catering or finger food catering event is not a simple task. If you are involved in the hospitality industry, or new to a role in planning or booking corporate events, you know that a large event requires a level of planning that is only possible when there is a skilled and experienced staff in charge of the operations. Every detail of the event is planned and implemented from decorations to clean up. Coordinating all of the elements requires experience, connections with service providers and some creativity as well.

A corporate catering event may be part of various occasions. These include holidays, both public and private. The event may be a corporate gathering for training or rewards such as sales performance. When a company has an event to celebrate a successful year of business, hiring a corporate caterer to handle all the operational details ensures that it will go smoothly. 

The size of the event doesn't matter, in one sense. Corporate caterers can as easily arrange an event for a dozen dinner guests as for a gathering of 40,000 people. The level of planning varies somewhat, but the principles are the same. People who come to an event want attractively prepared and presented food, seating, facilities for sanitation and equipment such as sound systems available. In addition, there must be staff to do the food preparation, serving and cleanup. 

Because of the talents and skills of the catering staff, menus can be exciting as well as easy to prepare. Certain types of meals are more popular with large groups, but they are not the only options. Even large groups can be fed innovative and well-prepared dishes in an efficient manner. 

Choosing a theme for the event is often a first step in the process. The theme may be limited by the location, but everything else ties into the theme. Coming up with ideas for a theme requires creativity. In addition, the corporate caterer must stay within a budget. The food, decorations and even the entertainment will all relate to the selected theme. 

Arranging for an adequate number of people to do the food preparation, cooking and serving of food. Trained waitstaff are desired when there are many people to be served. The more casual jobs such as setting up tables and cleaning up after the meal doesn't require the same type of skills, but does require efficiency and a recognition of the characteristics of the job. 

Events can take place indoors or outdoors. Each of the locations has its own challenges and limitations.  Weather related challenges can be a problem outdoors. Indoors, there may issues with noise levels, space and temperature control. If the guest list is limited, there is usually a need for service personnel such as security officers. 

Hiring an individual or firm to handle corporate catering and event operations ensures that the entire program will proceed in a well-planned and organized manner. A host of details go into planning of a successful event. It is best to obtain the services of a knowledgeable and experienced planner to handle the organizational details for the event.

If you require any corporate catering in Melbourne or Sydney, be sure to contact us today. 

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