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Corporate Catering For 200 Guests In Herts – by Head Chef, Kim Chapman

Last Summer I had the pleasure of looking after 200 guests of Martin Randall, Chairman of Herts manufacturing corporate Crystal Clear. The event was held at the prestigious St Albans Polo Club & as with any corporate function we at Arens & Heriot Catering gave this the full treatment. I’m happy to report that Lord Randall was kind enough to write to tell us that his guests greatly enjoyed their Arens & Heriot experience.

It is obviously a pleasure to find that all the effort has been well received. Because as caterers, not only do we have to think about the quality of the food, but we also need to think about the whole event.

As Head Chef at Arens & Heriot Catering I’m not only concerned about the quality of what I produce but also how it will be presented. So I will also take charge of the day’s event and decide how we set up to meet and then exceed our client ’s expectations. Then I give directions to our serving staff so everyone knows what to do. Though to be fair our professional staff are so experienced in looking after corporate functions they hardly need it.

Overall we want to create the environment and atmosphere to tie in with the function. And so an informal setting for a buffet or barbecue has to be created to make it look informal. This may seem strange but any catering event has to be planned otherwise it just looks sloppy. And I know from the messages Tony gets that the results are very much appreciated.

As you will know the Hertfordshire landscape offers many options. So we get to cater in the great Herts outdoors where our clients enjoy a barbecue. Or we slip quietly into an office and set-up a super buffet for a company party.

At the top end of the scale I take personal in creating the food for numbers of 200 to 500 people. These full on banquets in the great halls and function rooms of Hertfordshire give me a great thrill. The challenge is obviously to have everyone enjoying the food from the first canapé to the final petit four. And the result. Companies in Hertfordshire know that their corporate function will be well catered for.

So you’ll forgive me if I just quote a few lines from Lord Randall’s note to us at Arens & Heriot Catering. I find it personally quite humbling and gratifying.

a Note from Lord Randall

"As always your food was fantastic and beautifully presented and your staff exemplary. It was good to see “Chef” again, who was his usual cheerful self, pandering to my clients’ every need."
Lord Martin Randall
Chairman, Crystal Clear Manufacturing Ltd

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