Catering Tips and Advice

Humans are humans, even when we are suited and booted at work, pretending to be something else! Our needs haven’t changed for thousands of years: we need to feel valued, we need shelter and we need food and drink. When we eat and drink together, it helps us build better relationships.

There are many team building experiences out there including blindfold driving, bongo-drumming and paint balling yet the most effective way to build team morale is to share food. To sit together and eat, when you think about it, is the glue of our civilization. A big claim indeed! but every friend and family occasion has food playing a central part: births, baptisms, birthdays, engagements, weddings and funerals. No major event in our lives could feel complete without the sharing of food.
We at Jasper’s Catering love what we do because when it’s done right it can make a person’s day, week, month or even year. Feeding the people we work with well can be the difference between a happy place of work and something less so. Make it count by catering well for your staff.

How to get the Most from your Picnic

August 12, 2018

What could be a better way of lunching in the summertime than picnicking? The British are renowned for it, and for making the most of the situation even if the weather doesn’t pan out as planned! There’s really nothing like sitting and sharing food together, it’s informal, lifts the spirits and gets conversation flowing. So here we offer some tips for making the most of your picnic. Packing it in First up, you need something…

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Catering for Health Conscious Guests

October 11, 2017

Much as our customers love classic buffet lunches with sandwiches, rolls, wraps, skewers, mini pies, quiches and other finger food...we are finding increasing demand for healthy and different catering options. So, what sort of food should you look at ordering if you are catering for health conscious guests? We recommend bowl food. Typically healthy and nutrient rich with a balance of veggies and proteins, bowl food is described perfectly by Nigella Lawson in her…

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Jasper's Top Barbecue Tips!

May 26, 2017

With a Bank Holiday weekend imminent, all thoughts turn to the Great British barbecue, with fingers crossed for a few dry and sunny days in which to enjoy it! A barbecue that caters for friends and family is a joyful event – who doesn’t love an invitation to a garden get-together with the scent of smoke and sound of music in the background? But if you want to make your BBQ event really stand out…

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5 Tips for Creating Memorable Events

March 29, 2017

Whatever your event, there’s no doubt that catering will be at the heart of whether it is a memorable experience for the right or the wrong reasons! Apply these catering tips to help your event run smoothly. 1) Be welcoming It’s likely that when your guests come to take their refreshments, there are going to be some nerves jangling. Ease the anxiety of a morning networking meeting, training session or client presentation by having fresh…

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How to Stay Healthy in the Workplace

January 20, 2017

Many of us spend a large proportion of our lives in the place we work, so it makes sense to focus on how we can stay healthy while there. There’s a lot to be said for that famous 1950’s saying “Go to work on an egg” and you’d do well to abide by this. Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, vitamins B12 and B5, vitamins A and D as well as selenium and phosphorus.…

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How to Make the Most of Catering for Summer Events

August 10, 2016

If you’re lucky enough to have access to the great outdoors for your summer event, you really have the chance to refresh your guests when it comes to catering. Nothing beats a breath of fresh air and bite to eat in the sunshine, to blow the cobwebs away after a morning meeting, training course or conference. Make the most of this if you have outdoor tables, benches or even a patch of grass…

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What Makes for Good Buffet Food?

March 29, 2016

Buffet food is the popular choice for business meetings, training courses and events. Why? The variety looks enticing It’s easy to provide lots of options so there is something for everyone For the corporate guest it is a civilised and easy to eat option. Who want to be slurping soup or spaghetti when you are trying to make a good impression?! Guests can go back for more food and drink as required which often…

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Know The Guests You Are Catering For

March 18, 2016

When you are arranging catering it is very important to know the catering company you use of course! but equally who you are catering for. Sounds simple but some of the tips below might help you avoid the ‘embarrassing hungry guest’ telling you there is nothing they can eat! For starters, it’s always wise to check if any of the guests you are catering for have any allergies. This is the most serious requirement…

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Culinary Key To Successful Meetings and Events

March 17, 2016

Sometimes meetings and events can be laborious, a necessary evil when it comes to networking or discussing future business goals. Nonetheless, there are clever ways to put some oomph back into the conference room and get your guests excited about the day. Get tongues wagging Food is always going to play a big role in any meeting or event; it gives people a chance to relax after a professional discussion, and it's often what they’re…

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Event Catering Checklist

March 17, 2016

Organising an event of any description takes way more time than most people can appreciate. Catering and refreshments are a fundamental part to making the event a success, acting as the glue that binds everything together. Here are our tips for catering for an event.Choose a catering operator you can trust. The caterer should be professional and be able to prove this with references from customers. The catering company should have the correct…

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How a Breakfast Club Could Benefit Your Workplace

March 17, 2016

We have found that breakfast clubs are becoming increasingly popular. This is where companies provide breakfast catering for staff so that they miss the rush hour traffic and instead start the day relaxed with a satisfying breakfast at work. The half-finished piece of toast or hastily-eaten bowl of cereal at home inevitably means that people are leaving their house without having had a satisfying breakfast. This means they are under-fuelled and hungry even…

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"On-site catering: We can design, build and manage your workplace on-site catering facility, such as canteen or coffee shop. Or we can manage an existing facility. Vending solutions: how about fresh bean to cup coffee at your finger tips? Our state of the art coffee machines make this possible. We also supply a range of snack and drink vending machines. Office sundries: let us stock up on all your catering supplies such as tea, coffee, sugar, drinks and biscuits."

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