Corporate Catering Takes On a New Look as Companies Evolve

Photo Courtesy of Corporate Meetings Network
Photo Courtesy of Corporate Meetings Network

Catering for corporate galas and annual parties is a passion of Santa Barbara-based Full Service Caterer Catering Connection.  Whether it is an annual upscale corporate affair designed to impress or the annual company picnic, Catering Connection not only helps you plan the event from start to finish (menu concept -design and implementation- to  entertainment , rentals, decor  and more, but they also have a unique niche that is gaining more and more attention:  that of the “in-house” caterer for Santa Barbara County’s leading corporations.

While catering the occasional breakfast or lunch meeting is still very popular, many companies have decided to evolve.  They realized that by taking care of their employees, they are contributing to better productivity at work.  As one CEO said, “We are growing but don’t have the facilities many of the multi-billion dollar international corporations do to allow for an onsite ‘restaurant’ for our staff.  So we had to think creatively.  Our partnership with Catering Connection is going on several years now and we just wouldn’t have it any other way.”

luxury breakfast buffetEvery month, Catering Connection meets with the company representative to go over menu plans for the following month to ensure the menu is kept inspired and fresh.  And based on this plan, every day Catering Connection delivers and sets up a self-service healthy breakfast buffet (or if necessary, a staffed and served breakfast), returns at lunch time to dismantle breakfast and serve up an energy-packed, health-aware luncheon and includes items for an afternoon snack for employees later on for that “3pm slump”.

“Some companies will ask for an all vegan menu;  some want a promise that we will not serve the same menu twice in one month,” says Catering Connection owner Ursula O’Neill.  She continues, “We take care of it all and the one thing in common all companies experience from us is custom, personalized service and fresh ingredients.  Without exception.”

To contact Catering Connection for a custom proposal or to discuss your company’s needs (no need is too small or too big), call:  805.566.1822  or email: