At Beachside Nelson, we’ve just catered for our largest ever conference. Over the last two days, we’ve been feeding 530 conference delegates. Finishing with the event with a four-course gala plated dinner. As you can imagine, catering for a crowd takes a lot of planning. And during the preparation, we talked a lot about the importance of the conference catering. Read on to discover why you should give the catering as much thought as your conference content!
Three reasons why Conference Catering is so important:
Avoid the post-lunch slump and bring out the best in your delegates with brain food! You won’t find soggy sandwiches or dodgy deep-fried disasters at a Beachside Nelson conference. Instead, we will feed your delegates well with fresh brain-enhancing goodies.
Nelson and Tasman are rich in local food producers. Wherever possible, we’ll use fresh, local suppliers, giving your delegates a real taste of the beautiful Top of the South region.
Getting the Best from Break Times:
Of course, it’s not just the food that you serve that can be mood-enhancing. It’s also the time that you serve it. Regular breaks are important for your delegates. They’ll often have their best team discussions or do the most networking during morning and afternoon tea. Serving sustenance at the same time allows them to relax. After all, people have been ‘breaking bread’ over shared conversations since biblical times.
Good Sandwiches = Success:
Good catering can make or break an event. It’s one of the most commented-upon elements of any event. Delegates will easily forget if a projector suffers technical difficulties, but they will always remember the food they were served. By giving your event’s catering careful consideration, you’ll be taking steps to be remembered for all the right reasons.
At Beachside, we can host your Nelson conference for up to 200 delegates. If you have more people attending, we can recommend other local venues and offer off-site conference catering in conjunction with our good friends at Gourmet Catering. Contact us HERE for more information.