What kind of food + drinks should I have?
Food is a great way to encourage networking and a more social atmosphere. It also helps keep people from leaving early to go eat since they most likely came to the event straight after work. Like video, we do not have any strict requirements when it comes to food other than it is something that easy to serve and eat while standing and networking.
A couple of tips that have worked great in the past:
- Try to find a local sponsor or even restaurant that is willing to offset cost by ordering in bulk. This not only gives you a great price, but also helps the local businesses and entrepreneurs in your area.
- Serve food before the event making it easier for people to network and make friends from the start.
- Try to make sure the food is set up in a way that it is easily approached and served. Also a great idea to have food near sponsors that helped pay for it.