One of the greatest challenges facing anyone planning a large corporate event is finding new ways to set it apart from other business gatherings. While some of the day’s or night’s activities must remain constant such as introductions, speeches or awards – those responsible for planning are always looking for a new twist, something unique that will add a bit of memorable fun to the proceedings.
One of the best ways to accomplish this task is through stations. Catering choices can have a big impact on the success of any event, and skipping the plated meal and opting for more interactive delights is a great way to make a lasting impression on your guests. So, if you are looking to mix it up at your next Indianapolis corporate event, why not try something a little different?
Interactive Food Stations
Interactive food stations are a great way to breathe some new life into your event catering. In place of a one size fits all plated menu, take the opportunity to get your guests up and out of their seats, enjoying themselves.
Food stations bring some much needed fun and excitement to any corporate event, and there are many food station options that give your guests the opportunity to mingle, relax and enjoy fine food and beverage in the process. Let’s look at a few examples to get your event catering onto a new track! (These aren’t all of our incredible stations – but a few of our favorite for 2016! View our complete stations menu here.)
Kahn’s Potato Bar
This isn’t your ordinary potato bar. Enjoy savory baked Idaho potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes and Yukon gold mashed potatoes topped just the way you like it! Dress your potatoes with garlic buttered broccoli florets, cheddar cheese sauce, chipotle chili, shredded cheese, sour cream, scallions, bacon, butter balls, brown sugar, pecans, or mini marshmallows. Make it any way you’d like and dig in!
Live Action Pasta Station
Skip the set menu and opt for complete personalization with our live action pasta station. Freshly made pasta prepared by one of our chefs with your choice of sauce and toppings. Select from marinara sauce or alfredo sauce and a wide variety of toppings including sauteed shrimp, grilled chicken breast, italian sausage, smoked bacon, wild mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, garlic, fresh spinach, basil pesto, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.
Stir Fry Station
You may not be able to make this one on your own (our chef will help!) but you can certainly customize your stir fry right before your own eyes! Choose from beef, chicken, shrimp, bok choy, snow peas, sweet peppers, red onions, broccoli, cilantro, garlic, peanuts, ginger stir fry sauce, orange miso sauce, white rice and fried rice. Accompanied by savory chicken pot stickers with sweet and sour chili garlic glaze and vegetable egg rolls with spicy mustard sauce. Tell the chef what you’d like and watch as it is prepared live!
Risotto Action Station
Custom made risotto prepared by a chef… what isn’t to love about something so fresh and filling? Enjoy risotto made with your choice of prosciutto, smoked chicken, sautéed shrimp, crab, peas, garlic, mushrooms, spinach, roasted tomatoes, and parmesan cheese.
Donut Sundae Bar
Oh no you donut! Oh yes we did…. Freshly-made hot mini cake donuts dusted in cinnamon and powdered sugar are made live by one of our chefs and topped with chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Dress up your sundae with hot fudge and caramel then dive into a sweet tooth paradise of toppings. Load up your sundae with maple whipped cream, Bavarian cream, banana pudding, banana chips, chocolate covered bacon, sprinkles, fresh berry compote, chopped peanuts, cherries, and toffee crumbles.
Ice Cream Sandwich Dipping Station
If donut sundaes are not your style, get your sugar rush with ghiradelli chocolate brownie ice cream, sandwiches dipped to order in chocolate, caramel, toffee crumbles, chopped walnuts, rainbow sprinkles, white chocolate curls, and espresso scented coco nibs.
Caramel Apple Dipping Station
Caramel apples are not just for the apple orchard anymore! Our mini gala apples are dipped to order in chocolate or caramel and topped with peanuts, crushed caramel popcorn, rainbow sprinkles, toffee crumbles, and espresso scented coco nibs. Hot, fresh, and delicious!
Sometimes it may appear rather difficult to find new ways to brighten up a corporate event. Naturally, you want to create a memorable experience for you and your guests. If you’re looking to bring something new and exciting to your next event, why not skip the traditional menu and wow your guests with a variety of fun and interactive food stations. It’s sure to provide a flavorful event experience!