Everything You Need to Know for a Successful Corporate Catering Event

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If you’re planning a corporate event, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is selecting the right catering company. Your guests’ satisfaction with the food and service can make or break your event. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a reliable and professional catering service provider like Shared Affair Catering & Events, who can handle all your corporate event catering needs.

In this article, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about corporate event catering and how to make the right choice for your business event.

What is Corporate Event Catering?

Corporate event catering is a specialised service that provides food and beverage options for business events, such as corporate meetings, conferences, product launches, company parties, and other similar events. This type of catering requires attention to detail, flexibility, and professionalism to ensure that the catering experience meets your company’s standards.

Choosing the Right Catering Company

Selecting the right catering company is crucial to ensure a successful corporate event. Consider the following factors when choosing a catering company:

  1. Experience – Look for a catering company with extensive experience in corporate event catering. Shared Affair Catering & Events, for example, has over ten years of experience providing high-quality catering services to businesses of all sizes.
  2. Menu Options – Choose a catering company that offers a wide variety of menu options to accommodate different dietary requirements, preferences, and tastes. Shared Affair Catering & Events offers an extensive range of menu options, from formal sit-down dinners to casual buffet-style meals.
  3. Service and Presentation – A catering company’s service and presentation can make a significant impact on your guests’ overall experience. Choose a catering company that offers professional and courteous service with an eye for detail in presentation. Shared Affair Catering & Events takes pride in providing exceptional service and elegant presentations that will impress your guests.
  4. Reviews and Testimonials – Check for Google Reviews and testimonials from previous clients to gauge the catering company’s reputation and quality of service. Shared Affair Catering & Events has an impressive track record of satisfied clients and positive reviews.

Corporate Event Catering Menu Options

Corporate event catering menu options will vary depending on the type of event, the time of day, and the theme or purpose of the event. Here are some popular menu options for corporate events:

  1. Breakfast Catering – Breakfast catering typically includes continental breakfast options, such as pastries, fruit, yogurt, and coffee.
  2. Lunch Catering – Lunch catering usually includes sandwich platters, salads, soups, and hot entrees.
  3. Canapes – Canapes are perfect for cocktail receptions and can include a variety of hot and cold appetizers.
  4. Buffet Catering – Buffet catering provides a more casual and flexible dining option, with a variety of dishes to choose from.
  5. Banquet Style Dinners – Banquet style sit-down dinners are ideal for casual events, such as weddings, corporate and social celebrations.
  6. Live Food Stations – Immerse yourself and your guests into a range of cuisines from around the world, with our live food stations, great for all types of events.


Corporate event catering is an essential element of any successful business event. Choosing the right catering company like Shared Affair Catering & Events will ensure that your guests have a memorable and satisfying dining experience. When planning your next corporate event, consider the menu options, service and presentation, experience, and reviews when choosing a catering company.

Contact Shared Affair Catering & Events today to discuss your corporate event catering needs and learn how we can help make your next business event a success.

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31. October, 2022.
Delicious food and lovely staff. Everyone commented on how good they were for our celebration. Would definitely recommend and use A Shared Affair again.
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22. August, 2022.
A Shared Affair is truly an exceptional catering company. Nikki is an absolute delight to work with and she ensured everything was organised to the nth degree at my recent birthday party. The food was exceptional, the venue (styled by A Shared Affair ) looked amazing. All our guests commented on how delicious every dish was. So many choices of canapés and live food stations, and if you want a sit down dinner they can do that too. Seriously fabulous.
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Phoebe Rennie
26. July, 2022.
Thank you to Nikki and the team at Shared Affair for catering our wedding in late April 2022 at the Manly Yacht Club. We were initially drawn to Shared Affair as we wanted the opposite of traditional alternate-drop wedding food. We wanted our guests to go home happy, full and talking about the wedding for years to come! The food on the evening was all fantastic, starting with a grazing table post ceremony, then small canapés, followed by larger boxes (sliders, pasta and fish & chips) and finishing the evening with our cannoli ‘cake’. A few tips for those looking to cater a cocktail style wedding in the near future. 1 - Task your photographer with getting pics of your grazing table, cos by the time you get back from photos, it will be gone! 2 - Get more arancini balls than you think you need! Those bad boys will go fast and 1 per person is never enough. 3 - People will mistake your cannoli cake for a sweet snack, so make sure your signage is adequate! Shared Affair also provided the bar staff for the night, who were fantastic! Remembering our drinks, ensuring everyone was having a great time while keeping up with the waters, and dancing along with the music. Thanks again to the Shared Affair team for helping to make our wedding exactly what we wanted!
Sayan Ray
Sayan Ray
20. July, 2022.
Nikki and the team at Shared Affair were super helpful and really delivered on a great birthday party. The team guided us with the menu and drinks which was great as I organised the event in Sydney from Melbourne. I highly recommend them for any event!
Jon Cole
Jon Cole
12. May, 2022.
Great food and service on our wedding day. Nikki and her staff turned up early and had everything running like clockwork. All our guest commented on how good the food was, especially the deserts. we just had a canape menu but the quailty was there. Only thing I could fault was their lack of communication in leed up to the wedding. I put this down to them being very busy post covid. Overall happy with having Shared Affair cater our wedding.
Margaret Wilkinson
Margaret Wilkinson
12. April, 2022.
I recently had a party for 30 people and chose Shared Affair to cater for it. The food was very tasty and varied. I ordered eight pieces per person. This was more than adequate and enjoyed by all. The service was excellent and Michael even substituted a few meat pieces in one dish for a vegetarian option to satisfy my vegetarian cousin! I highly recommend Shared Affair.
Emilie Lawson
Emilie Lawson
7. April, 2022.
Worked with the Shared Affair team for corporate event catering and it was fantastic. Very seamless, the team are very professional and the pop-up food stations were an excellent choice for our event.
Harry Kreicers
Harry Kreicers
28. March, 2022.
We used Shared Affair for our wedding reception and could not have been happier. They were incredibly flexible when we needed to move dates around due to Covid. When we finally were able to have our event, the food was delicious, the waiters were friendly and professional, and the portions were enormous! We ended up freezing all the left overs and have been enjoying them ever since. Very happy with our experience with Shared Affair
James Martin
James Martin
20. March, 2022.
Shared affair provided part of the catering for our wedding day. This included 5 x choices of canapes, 2 x choices of salad and a doughnut tower cake. Everything on the day was amazing and our guests complimented on how tasty the food was. We also can confirm that the doughnut tower cake was an excellent/relaxed option (instead of a cake) and we would do it again. We did have a few issues with confirming what we ordered/what we were being provided on the day. This was due to their being two points of contact. In the end it was sorted, but would have been good to deal with one person for the entire process. Recommend shared affair, the food was amazing and our desert was scrumptious.
Claudia Elias
Claudia Elias
6. March, 2022.
Thank you so very much making my 50th fabulous. Never had so much compliments about the food, we opted for the canapes and they were delicious, actually even more than delicious! You made my event even more memorable, and I didn't need to do anything but choose the food options and surrender my kitchen. Your staff was very professional. I will definitely be using your company again. Thanks again!

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