When we were asked by a leading hospitality group, Promenade Hotels Ltd, to cater their Corporate Management Christmas Party we knew we would have to deliver first class food and service to that which they are used.
They approached us looking for a bespoke catering and drinks service, for which they needed a three course choice menu, canapés on arrival and drinks throughout the evening. Their awards ceremony would follow with a bar and evening entertainment.
After an initial meeting we put together a personalised menu unique to them, with both influences of Christmas and from their chain of hotels. We kicked things off with a Hibiscus Champagne or Cosmopolitan for the ladies and a Old Fashioned for the men, but of course, there were a few swaps taking place! With these a selection of canapés were served, including a Marinated Tuna, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Curried Haddock Croquette and Chicken Liver Parfait.
After a short while, guests took their seats for the main event. First up was a starter of either a Wild Boar Quails Egg and Venison Sausage Roll, a Trio of Salmon Tasting or a Tarte Tatin of Blow Torched Goats Cheese and Tomato Ragout. Next a choice of either Aged Fillet of Beef, Duo of Duckling or Pan Fried Fillet of Seabass was served for the main. Dessert was a sharing dessert for the middle of the tables, including a ‘Field’ of Blackberry Cheesecake with Chocolate Soil and Hedgerow Fruits Eaton Mess, and a Shortbread ‘Beach’ of Lemon Posset Buckets with Panna Cotta Starfish and Madeleine Shell Biscuits.
Every detail was taken care of. Napkins for the table were folded into suit jackets for the men and Christmas trees for the ladies and table centres were decorated with a contemporary Christmas style. The whole evening was a true success, and once the catering and drinks were finished we left them to enjoy the rest of their evening and for the award winners to enjoy their spoils.
Mr Haworth, Managing Director of the group, said “Our organisation had the pleasure of planning an event with Samuel over the Christmas period. As we are in the hospitality business ourselves I think we are well placed to offer our opinion on the service we received. Everything from initial meeting with Samuel to the event itself was first class, attention to detail, quality of food and final delivery were all performed to an exemplary standard.”
If you’re looking for that perfect Christmas party, whether it be at the office, in the warehouse or a grand stately home; look no further than Samuel James Events. From complete event management to catering and drinks, we can organise and cater your next corporate event no matter your theme, budget or size.