The benefits of hiring a professional catering company

When organising a corporate event such as a conference, product launch or trade show, the quality of the food that is served will impact on the success of the event. Here, we discuss the benefits of hiring professional caterers.

While there may be many areas of corporate event planning where there are opportunities to DIY, catering shouldn’t be one of them. At the ALS Group, we have been delivering catering services to the corporate sector for 25 years and believe that there are only ever benefits to hiring a catering specialist.

The benefits of corporate event catering

Professional quality food

Hiring professional caterers guarantees that the food served at your event will be of the highest quality. Your caterers will work collaboratively with you to perfect the menu and every dish will be freshly made using the finest ingredients.  

Wide menu choice/variety

Whether you are catering for a co-worker’s retirement party for a dozen guests, or a product launch for hundreds, using a catering specialist will give you a wide menu choice with lots of variety – long gone are the days where you could only offer your guests a finger buffet and today there are food choices available from around the world. 


When working to a tight budget, event organisers need to rely on suppliers working within budget at all times. Working with professional caterers allow you to stipulate your budget knowing that any menu chosen will work for you.

Hygiene & Food Safety regulations

Having guests fall ill from sub-standard ingredients or poorly cooked dishes is every event organiser’s nightmare. Corporate event caterers are subject to health and food safety regulations in order to be able to operate lawfully so you can relax, knowing that food hygiene and safety will be upheld to the highest standards, and your guests will be safe.

Professional Service

Impress guests by having them waited on! Catering specialists will often include serving staff for hire, and bar staff, to give attendees the very best impression of your organisation.

Professional catering from the ALS Group

We offer comprehensive corporate event catering that includes a choice of buffet to suit any event. Choose from a breakfast menu, a hot buffet menu, and a traditional corporate buffet menu. For evening events, our canape menu is always popular and will be served to your guests on silver platters by liveried staff.

However, if you want to offer your guests something a little different, we can help with that too! Grazing platters are very on trend right now, taking the cheese platter of yesteryear and giving it a brand-new twist, combining the best elements of a cheese board and a charcuterie board. As well as a culinary delight, your guests will be treated to a visually impressive display. For a truly sensory experience, however, our paella and tapas cannot be beaten. Made right in front of your guests with the freshest ingredients, there is a choice of traditional, seafood and vegetarian so there is something for everyone.

All our catering options can be tailored to suit your individual requirements and our friendly staff will be happy to discuss bespoke packages with you. Simply call us on 01526 397995 or email today.

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