If you are yet to get serious about planning your holiday party, now is the time to get on it. Why procrastinate on starting a fun process filled with huge rewards for guests and companies? With the most creative culinary experts and event planners hard at work, Tasty Catering has some very exciting things in store for you this season.
Planning a Chicago Holiday Party
The holiday season is just around the corner, and planning a company holiday party is a wonderful tradition here in the Chicago area. The time when you gear up for another successful year is the perfect chance to reward employees for their stellar work and commitment to company values. And with relationships built outside the constraints of day-to-day work responsibilities, they will be better equipped to use teamwork to surpass all your future company goals.
The first (and most exciting) step to planning an amazing holiday party is browsing through our holiday menu options. Tasty Catering is delighted to offer a new holiday menu each year for hosts and guests to enjoy. It is this delicious food cooked and presented with the utmost care that has helped us garner awards like Caterer of the Year and can make your holiday party just as impressive.
How to Plan Your Holiday Party with Tasty Catering
Planning a holiday party with Tasty Catering is a simple and stress-free process. It is easy to start and even easier to enjoy. We love what we do and are proud to say that we are quite good at it. You are in great hands—our holiday planning team, as well as our holiday event staff, are passionate about making your experience with Tasty Catering an amazing one from start to finish.
5 Steps to Planning the Best Holiday Party
Click on each of the links below to learn more about each part of planning a successful Chicago holiday party.
- Finalize your date and time
- Choose staffed or drop-off event
- Find the perfect venue
- Select a delicious menu
- Consider themes and other details
Finding the Best Date for Your Holiday Event
We understand that each company is unique and has different preferences when hosting an event. If a mid-week holiday party works best for you and your coworkers, we will gladly accommodate. If everyone seems to be available in November, we can easily help you celebrate early.
Whatever date you decide on, we encourage you to book early! There are some very popular dates in December, and we do not want you to have to rearrange your schedule.
If it is more convenient to celebrate later, we often help host January holiday parties. Companies tend to have better availability after the holiday season and therefore get a higher turnout and better participation among employees at a January event!
Deciding Between Staffed or Drop-Off Catering
This step is pretty simple—would you like to have staff present at your event to serve guests, or would you rather we set up the food and be on our way? Staffed events do not necessarily have to be more formal; you may simply choose them to relieve the stress of coordinating a large holiday event alone.
If you are hosting a celebration in the office, however, drop-off holiday catering might be your best option. Our drivers will deliver fresh, festive cuisine and set up a fun presentation, bringing the holiday cheer to your workplace.
Holiday Party Venues
Have you seen our Chicago holiday party venue finder?Our website features a one-of-a-kind venue tool that details all of the best event venues in the Chicagoland area.
But not all holiday parties are meant for separate venues, and we understand that. If you are looking for ways to save on cost, here are some benefits to hosting your holiday party at the office.
Or maybe you are looking for a more unique holiday party location. Not to worry—we have a few amazing and fun Chicago spots for you and your co-workers to let loose this holiday season. Check out these unique holiday party venues. We work with each one and can say that they are a blast!
Some of our favorite winter venues include:
Creating a Festive Holiday Party Menu
With countless options, from holiday catering packages and brunch menus to passed hors d’oeuvres and plated dinners, you have so many styles of catering to choose from when planning your annual holiday party.
What can you look forward to on this year’s holiday menu? Our culinary team has selected its favorite sides, entrées and desserts as a preview of the delicious bites to come.
- Berry parfaits
- Cinnamon walnut holiday bread
- Raspberry coffee cake
- Chicken quesadilla cornucopia
- Sriracha chicken meatballs
- Stuffed peppadew peppers
- Roasted pork loin
- Sautéed chicken breast
- Baked cod
- White chocolate cranberry cupcakes
- Cheesecake bites
- Peppermint brownies
Our staff truly enjoys helping corporate and social planners put together an amazing day of holiday celebration, and that means we are all geared up to help you choose the perfect menu for your event based on your goals.
All you have to do is contact us and we will welcome you into our place for a tasting at lunch!
Taking Care of Every Detail: Full-Service Holiday Catering
Once we have solidified your menu, date, time and the rest of the “big” stuff, we will get going on your plans. This includes preparing the décor, your award-winning staff, procuring any rental equipment you would like to feature at your holiday event and answering any and every concern you may have.
Your holiday party experience does not begin and end with just great food. We go above and beyond catering to include all event services so that all you have to do is work with a single company, Tasty Catering, to get everything you need for your party. Take a look at these helpful sections for more inspiration for your corporate holiday event.
Unique Company Holiday Party Themes
As a full-service catering company for Chicago holiday parties, we often work with company party planners to come up with fun, unique and all-inclusive holiday themes.
In addition to having amazing menu options (and occasionally signature holiday cocktails), our sales representatives enjoy putting together the details of a themed holiday party!
For example, here are nine of our favorite unique company holiday party themes.
We often utilize Pinterest to share some of our favorite holiday party ideas. For more inspiration to plan your holiday party catering and Chicago holiday party, here are a handful of boards that contain collections from all over:
Holiday Party Vendors, Rentals and More
Sometimes your holiday party requires an extra touch—a few additional details to make it truly memorable. We work with a variety of trusted Chicago vendors and will gladly connect you with them for furniture, entertainment and more. Whether your perfect holiday party has striking centerpieces or boughs of holly throughout, our sales representatives will work with you to create something perfect.
Best Holiday Party Catering in Chicago
We have been told by a number of clients that the best holiday party caterers are those who think of the right questions to ask before the host even knows to ask them. With years of experience planning successful holiday parties for companies and organizations all over the Chicagoland area, we are proud to share that our happy clients say just that about us.
Here are some other very nice things our loyal clients have said about our Chicago holiday catering.
Starting with you, how detail-orientated you were, along with your professionalism, being VERY strong with your customer service skills, the process was perfectly seamless.
– Corporate client
Our luncheon was wonderful. Your staff was fabulous. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure working with you.
– Private client
We were really happy with the service and food. We got lots of compliments on it being good. Thanks for your help—we’ll definitely be using your services again next time.
– Corporate client
We thank everyone for being such great clients and friends and wish all a happy and safe holiday season. We will see you at your November, December or January holiday party.