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ELENA'S CAFE, family-owned since 1996, is now regarded as one of the finest full-service catering providers for businesses and organizations in the Boston area. Our creativity, culinary experience, event planning expertise and attention to detail has made hundreds of corporate and business clients satisfied and happy, and coming back again and again. And now, Elena's makes it even more worry-free with convenient corporate catering accounts and our new state of the art online ordering system.
If the corporate function you're planning involves a hot, healthy pre-conference breakfast buffet, a luncheon for fifty clients and employees, or a delicious after-meeting buffet supper, let us do the work so you can pay attention to business. Your business.
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Tips on Choosing a Food Spread for a Corporate Event
All good managers and event planners know the importance of an appropriate menu for corporate events. The food selection and serving style at such events is more formal and the items are as non-messy as possible. This is why there are caterers who specialize in corporate catering and its best to stick to taking their help if you are n charge of organizing a conference, seminar or corporate workshop.
Decide on the basics
Do you need to plan for multi day event or a single day one do you have to provide 3 square meals per day or will providing 2-3 meals including tea and snacks be enough. What are the dietary restrictions of the participants and what are your budgetary limitations? Are there any special conditions related to food prescribed by venue managers? These are the points that make a huge difference to the overall menu formation so you need to confirm on these points and convey the information to the corporate catering services that you have hired.
Arrange for adequate choices
You do not want participants who are a part of the event to be disappointed because there are very less options in terms of food items. Often non vegetarian people can be classified into fish/meat/chicken lovers so it's best to provide 2-3 options in main entrée's. You can arrange for some options in salad dressing too as this will change the entire taste of food.
The sauce or condiment that is served with food should always be kept at the side so that guests can choose the quantity and presence of flavors in their food themselves. The dessert section too should be classified into two parts; healthy fruit and delicious sinful sweet dishes. By opting for more variety you are basically ensuring that all guests are satisfied after a hearty meal.
Go for local food
Don't fly in food items from far off locations as its going to be hard on your budget. Do not opt for processed and tinned food as its going to be low on flavor and nutritional value. Ask the corporate catering service you have chosen to instead arrange for local food. At least 80% of the food served on the menu should be sourced from local vendors, farmers and nearby markets. This way the freshness, authenticity and flavor of food will be preserved. Most guests will love to sample the local food options happily
NOTICE • Elena's Cafe policy is to request 24-hour advance notice of your event. While we will endeavor to fulfill same day orders, we cannot guarantee our ability to do so and this advance notice will sometimes be required.
CANCELLATION • If you must cancel, Elena's requires a minimum of 24 hours notice for events under 100 persons; to cancel an event larger than 100 persons, at least 72 hours notice is necessary. In the event of cancellation, clients may be held responsible for charges and deposits that cannot be recovered by Elena's Cafe.
DEPOSIT / PAYMENT • A deposit of 50% upon confirmation is required for events of $500 and up. The balance will be due on the day of the event by cash, company check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. We strongly encourage companies to apply for a convenient Elena's Cafe catering account and to use our safe and secure online ordering system.
DELIVERY / SETUP • When you book, ask Elena's about possible delivery charges and set-up fees. Normally, general set-up is included in your event's cost.
SERVICE • Elena's Cafe proudly caters to its clients on porcelain china and metal flatware. If appropriate, clients may request plastic as a substitute.