There are many ways to celebrate the festive season with your colleagues and if you find yourself responsible for pulling off the pinnacle of any corporate social calendar, no doubt you want to make sure that expectations are satisfied. The stress of deciding catering options for your collegues at Christmas time can be a heavy burden to face. With so many different tastes, dietary requirements and preferences to consider, from canapés to buffets and drinks catering, the responsibility may seem overwhelming. Thats why at Caterspot we have few tips and tricks for your office Christmas party catering to help you throw an outstanding catering event that’s within your budget and will please the crowds.
Lavish Christmas Buffet and wine party
Buffets, wine and Christmas are three of life’s greatest pleasures. It is the season of indulging, so be sure that your guests will be filling their plates up more than once! Buffets are ideal for any time of the day and everyone can help themselves to the dishes they prefer. However, it is important to bare in mind the setup and staff cost and that could come along with buffet services. No stress is necessary as we have buffets that suit all budgets and cuisine preferences with all other variables considered.
You can stick with a full on traditional Christmas menu featuring sliced turkey breast and honey baked ham, like Spark’s Catering Chrome Buffet at just $18 per person for 11 courses! On the other hand, you can mix things up a bit with thyme and garlic roasted chicken and a creamy potato and courgette gratin like Four Season’s Catering Jolly buffet at $15.90 per person with 10 halal courses including a Christmas themed buffet setup!
Buffets can range from $11.80 (Eatz Catering) to $59.80 per person and courses can include pasta, seafood, super salads, cold cuts, roasts, rice, Asian, sides, dessert dishes and beverages. Get creative and browse through the Caterspot offerings for more delicious buffet inspiration.
Getting the right wines to pair with your buffet dishes is not a straightforward task. To make sure you make the right choice offer a good variety of wines including, white, red and sparkling (and of course a non-alcoholic option) to pair with different meats and appetisers. Fortunately, Barworks can be your wine guru for the night and can provide you with wine, Champagne and sparkling at wholesale price! You can find wine bottles for as low as $19.47.
Throw a Hearty Christmas Brunch!
Your office Christmas party catering made easy- a fun way to ditch the complicated buffet setup an opt for a mini breakfast or lunch buffet. This alternative way of celebrating Christmas, at the office, is perfect for lower budgets as you can swap expensive alcoholic drinks for tea, coffee, soft drinks and freshly blended juices. Cut the work day short by swapping secret Santa presents over a hearty breakfast or a long lunch.
Do not let the term ‘mini buffet’ confuse you. These Christmas party sets are jam packed with a range of delicious courses that everyone can feast on. Grain Catering has Christmas mini buffets starting at $15 per pax. You and you colleagues can enjoy fresh salads like red cabbage fennel slaw with dried cranberry, Californian raisin and feta crumble, turkey Ham Platters, Christmas fruit cakes, fresh fruit and much more!
Ninja Cut has prepared an Christmas breakfast menu like no other. Get everyone excited over the egg live station that prepares your eggs the way you love them and couple them with meat carvings, French bread, salads, desserts and much more. Highly recommended are also Cedele’s mini buffets. Christmas Hummus, Rosemary Turkey, Sausage Platters, Smoked Salmon Quiche, Christmas Sliders, log cakes and pumpkin pies are just some of the options available for your Christmas catering. Bring Christmas to the office and treat your colleagues from only $315 per 10 people.
Plan a Swanky Cocktail and Canapés Party
Cocktail parties are a thing again, and what better time to enjoy a cocktail delicious cocktails and bite into scrumptious canapés than Christmas ? The key to a successful cocktail party is choosing a variety of canapés that everyone can enjoy while pairing them with both cocktails and mocktails, as you don’t want to leave anyone out. Even though cocktail parties are more about pretty drinks and mingling rather than feeding a hungry crowd, you need to make sure that you offer food that will leave a lasting impression. The food and the cocktails are the party’s ice-breaker, so you need to get it right!
Ninja-Cut has launched a canapé menu especially for Christmas at a great price while spoiling you for choice! Choose 8 different canapés from a long list of options for just $20 per person! You can look forward to cured salmon, pickled onions, herb cheese, crostinii, shrimp, mac & cheese, one-bite crab claw linguini and strawberries & marshmallow dip Valrhona chocolate, which are only a few of Ninja Cut’s offerings.
Gustos Catering are renowned in the catering world for their canapés and we have their best menu’s waiting to brought to fruition. From just $19 per person you can serve an array of 11 beautiful canapés to your guests, such as baked vegetable tarts, prawn twisters, egg mousse tartlets and coffee chocolate cheesecake.
Get creative this Christmas with both your food and beverages and offer one or two unique cocktails that will get conversations flowing! The Shake Affinity is feeling festive and has come up with some amazing cocktails and mocktails to fill up your party cups! Mocktail packages start at $468 for 25 people and cocktail packages from $702! Have a cocktail specialist serve you two delicious cocktails of your choice, for two hours, from a list of popular cocktails and Christmas specials such as, Georgia Julep (Whisky, Sugar, Peach, Mint), Yuzu Mojito (Rum, Yuzu, Mint, Brown Sugar, Soda, Lime) and Yuzu Margarita (Tequila, Yuzu, Triple Sec)! Let The Shake Affinity bring the magic to your Office Christmas party!