Chair Hire for Events: Which Type to Pick
Mar30

Chair Hire for Events: Which Type to Pick

When planning an event, you may think that chairs don’t matter as much as the decor or program itself. But here’s the reality— they make a huge impact on every event. First, they are all over the place! Hence, chairs can make or break the first impression. Second, guests will be sitting on them almost the entire time. So yes, you have to pick out not just the best chair hire provider, but also the most suitable type.

Banquet Chairs

You will often find banquet chairs in hotels and event places. Many are decent enough, ideal for conferences, meetings, and simple gatherings. But if you’re aiming for elegance, these won’t do. Make sure to check the quality with your chair hire choice.

Chiavari Chairs

A lot of chair hire companies provide these classics for weddings and similar events, because they are both stylish and affordable. They can be dressed up easily and can be transported without any trouble.

Wooden Folding Chairs

Thinking of an outdoor birthday celebration? Or perhaps you have a rustic-themed wedding! Then these are the perfect chairs for your event. They can save space when being hauled from one place to another, and are easy and quick to set up. What’s more, they are also easy to decorate in order to suit your theme better.

Stackable Chairs

When you have team-building activities, budgeted conferences and meetings, and the like, plastic stackable chairs are efficient. They are light and handy, not to mention affordable too. What’s more, participants can easily move them around when necessary, such as during interactions and activities that are require more movement and interaction.

Chameleon Chairs

If you’re after sophistication, these sleek and stylish chairs should be your option. They may cost more, but will be worth it for that posh, unique look. Most of the time, these are utilized for weddings and gala events of huge corporations and associations.

Ghost Chairs

Yes, ghost chairs are also very elegant. Some chair hires carry them for upscale clients and those who want that classy touch in their events. They serve the same purpose as chameleon chairs, but can be even more expensive.

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Wrestlemania – Annual Professional Wrestling Event
Feb19

Wrestlemania – Annual Professional Wrestling Event

The Phenom versus the Icon – Will it Happen this Year?

WWE Wrestlemania has long been touted as the showcase of the Immortals. In fact, this annual professional wrestling event – draws more audiences than other major sporting spectacles. As the brainchild of WWE CEO Vincent McMahon, Wrestlemania has featured countless epic matchups and a range of celebrities since its inception in 1984.

wrestlemania event

 

From Hulk Hogan slamming Andre the Giant at WM3 to appearances by Muhammad Ali and Liberace – this event has produced billions of dollars in revenue and everlasting memories for wrestling fans all over the world. With Wrestlemania 2016 set for Dallas, fans may finally be able to see a clash between two of the sport’s most enigmatic icons and legends.

The Undertaker versus Sting

Mark-Calaway in sunglassesMark Calaway is a household name in the WWE. Better known as “The Undertaker”, the Phenom boasted the longest undefeated streak in WM history. In fact, the Undertaker crushed 21 opponents before falling to former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar at WM 2014. The “Deadman”, however, did return to Wrestlemania last year and picked up a victory against Bray Wyatt. 2015 also marked the WWE debut of “The Icon” Sting – the face of former rival promotion, World Championship Wrestling. WCW was the only promotion to defeat the WWE in the ratings for over 80 weeks in a row. This was known as the infamous “Monday Night War”, which was spearheaded by several names and factions. This included Ted Turner and the nWo, along with Vince McMahon and D-Generation X. While WCW and Extreme Championship Wrestling were purchased by WWE in 2001, no one ever thought they would see Sting (Steve Borden) in a WWE ring.

Sting Makes a New Impact

While Sting was a fixture in Total Nonstop Action – a Nashville based promotion – for several years, dwindling ratings and network issues prompted many stars to leave for greener pastures. This included James Storm, along with “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan, The Dudley Boys, and countless others. Sting’s arrival in the WWE was met by a mixed response at best.

While the Stinger was slated to appear in the WWE 2015 video game, rumors about him signing a legends deal continued to circulate. Also known as the “Vigilante”, Sting also appeared in several programs on the WWE Network before making his official debut at Royal Rumble 2015. It was there that the Stinger took out Triple H in a heated confrontation – leading to a showdown between the two at Wrestlemania in New Orleans.

While Sting put on a valiant effort, he ultimately failed to beat Triple H in their bout. The match also saw members of the nWo (Hogan, Hall and Nash) fight at ringside with members of D-X (Billy Gunn, Road Dogg, and Shawn Michaels) – reigniting the spirit of the Monday Night War between WWE and WCW.

The Aftermath

While Sting continued to battle the WWE’s “Authority”, he sadly announced his retirement earlier this year due to neck injuries. Sting is now being inducted into the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame this year at WM in Dallas. However, the rumor mill is circulating again about a possible showdown between Undertaker and Sting at the event. This has long been a fan’s fantasy matchup and the event might make it a reality!

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Here are some important things to look for when organizing events
Jan08

Here are some important things to look for when organizing events

catering event

Any possible event that you might need to worry about finding catering for is going to be an event where you should look for this service carefully.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there for a catering hire that can handle all of the furniture, chair options, tables, and other items you need to make sure that your event is well furnished.

You’d be surprised how many great options there are for Marquees, for example. Finding a marquee hire is easier than you might initially think. Here are some important things to look for.

Easy Contact Info

When it comes to some catering companies it can take forever to figure out how to get in contact with them. And then, when you do get in contact with them, they take forever to get back to you. Fortunately, there are plenty of companies that are much better about this. Actually, this is one way you can sort of tell right away exactly how much a company values your service. Namely, by how quickly they get back to you about your inquiry, and how they treat you when they do get back to you.

It’s a good idea to never really give time of day to companies that act like taking your order is a major imposition. If they act like you singing up is a hassle and something that’s annoying for them to worry about, this is a red sign and you should definitely move on.

If, on the other hand, a company is excited to get your order and they gush about all the different ways that they can help you make your event a great one, this is a company that could very well be worth keeping. They are the ones who actually enjoy their jobs, after all.

You really don’t want to be working with people who hate their jobs and who don’t want to be there. They are going to provide you with terrible service, in all likelihood.

Variety of Options

You also don’t want to have to worry about people who don’t have enough options for your event. Regardless of whether you want to order stuff for a wedding or any other kind of event, chances are good that you’re really going to need some variety when it comes to what you’re doing.

For example, you’re going to want to make all of your chairs and other decorations match up in terms of style. You’re also going to want your food to potentially match as well. The best caterers will have a huge number of options for you to choose from when it comes to chairs, catering options, food, and so on. That way you can get all of your needs fulfilled at the same place with no problem. This is the key to making sure your event works out properly.

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Union bosses in strike ballot ultimatum to offshore caterers
Oct28

Union bosses in strike ballot ultimatum to offshore caterers

oilrig caterers

A two-week ultimatum was released by the Union bosses to the offshore catering companies to either resort to reasonable talks or risk facing disciplinary action. A statement issued by the union said that the offshore caterers rejected any discussion citing that the 2% pay increased reached this year was to no avail.

The Cota representative claimed that the 2% was an insult since there has been an economic influx due to the oil price downfall. The industry has suffered a raw start in 2015 however, the oil prices rising everyday should be a good thing for the industry to reconsider its employee’s outcry and help them loosen the conditions of its workers said the Cota representative.

Employees were informed on Wednesday that an arrangement for an industrial action vote will be carried out. Pat Rafferty, the Unite Scottish secretary, said that Cota needs to reconsider its position for strike actions can’t be avoided. “This is because Cota employers do not want to engage us in meaningful discussion” said the Unite Scottish secretary. He further added that considering the fact that industrial action cannot be avoided, it would be of a wise decision for Cota employs to return to the discussion table before the deadline.

However, Cota’s spokesman could not be reached yesterday to talk and show his position following the remarks of the Unite Scottish secretary on the strike. In 2002, the Unions voted against striking in regards to industrial action. The issues were about the North Sea catering employees pay. The Union won a narrow margin win against striking.

The current situation has been triggered by the sour relationship between the unions and the gas industry. Since the talk between the Union and the offshore employees did not end well, Unite and GMB have come to a conclusion to go ahead and carry out the strike action ballot. This will be reached after a separate discussion with the industry bosses.

It is however not certain whether the Unite union will implement the outcome of the ballot. The workers are patiently waiting for their fate to know whether they are still employed, or an action will be taken if they fail to heed  the Unite requests

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There is no need to worry about anyone or anything when you have a caterer at your side
Sep25

There is no need to worry about anyone or anything when you have a caterer at your side

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From tables and chairs to kitchen equipment and marquees, catering companies are one of the many options available when it comes to catering equipment that you need for events of all sizes. Catering services are also an easy way to lighten the load that is usually involved in planning large events. Using a catering company can also allow you to plan your entire event without breaking the bank. With most companies, food catering is part of the package with a marquee hire.

There are many restaurants in London that offer party catering. Although there are some that only serve smaller events, such as office catering or home catering, you can be sure that there is at least one the has the ability to do larger parties as well. The catering jobs are often determined by the personal capabilities of each particular restaurant.

For event catering for larger parties, you should consider a catering company that focuses on actual catering supplies or outside catering. These companies will be more likely have different catering supplies readily available, and will be more likely to have the staff and time to handle more guests and the finer details of your day.

 

6 Innovative Catering Ideas

chef decorating dessert

 

Wedding caterers are for more than just weddings. They are party caterers that are more than likely going to be willing to cater to almost any event that you plan.

Their job is to work out the finer details so that you can relax, and although wedding catering is usually the main reason you might want to cater, most companies know how hard it is to plan an entire event without getting lost and spending more money than necessary.

London caterers usually have an event planners on site so that no detail is left uncovered so that absolutely everything is taken care of for the big day.

A fancy meal for the annual gathering of coworkers, or something much more extravagant for the biggest night of your life, catering companies in London are the perfect resource for making sure that all of your catering equipment hire needs are met.

A marquee is a great way to keep the heat of the sun or even unexpected rain off of your guests, and you should always be certain that all of your guests are happy at the end of the night. That is what party caterers are there for.

A catering company with an event planner available can make even more of a difference because you are then free to relax until your big day arrives. Caterers are usually full service, so they will set up equipment, serve guests, and clean up the mess when they are done. There is no need to worry about anyone or anything when you have a caterer at your side.

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What Makes a Good Caterer?
Sep21

What Makes a Good Caterer?

good food is hallmark for all caterers

If this is the first time you are hiring a caterer for an event you might find yourself faced with one question – what does a good caterer do? There are many caterers all around London so it is important that you answer that question so that you can know what to look for in a caterer. Although no 2 caterers are exactly alike, there are some qualities that all good caterers share:

•    Good food is a hallmark of all good caterers. An event is nothing without good food. It doesn’t matter how tastefully the venue is decorated – if the people don’t enjoy the food experience then the caterer has failed. They should be able to prepare, transport and reheat large amounts of food. They should also be able to cater with those who have special needs.

5 Steps to Food Safety•    Food safety is the most important thing that a caterer has to offer. The last thing you want is for people to get sick from eating at your event. When you are looking for a caterer, make sure to check that he or she has received the necessary training – that is where they learn about food safety issues. You should look up the licensing board for caterers in your area and verify that they are licensed.

•    Customer service is an absolute must not just for the caterer but also for all his staff. You will be dealing with all these people very closely in the coming weeks and on your guests will come into contact with them on the day of your event. They should all be tactful and diplomatic and they should be good listeners.

•    Are they flexible and can they get creative when it is necessary? Flexibility is very important because things need to be adjusted all the time. If a cook insists that he MUST use a certain ingredient that is not available he can cause huge delays and inconveniences. They should also be creative – if one thing is missing they should be able to substitute it for another.

6 Innovative Catering Ideas

chef decorating dessert

•    The caterer that you choose must have leadership skills. If you have ever seen the kitchen staff at work in restaurants, that is more or less how catering works. There is a lot going on and if it isn’t managed properly things can go very wrong.

•    Financial planning is crucial to the catering process and your caterer should have the necessary skills to come up with a budget that you can afford.

•    Your caterer should be a good communicator – they need to listen to your needs and concerns and if they have any of their own they should be able to come to you and express themselves politely but clearly.

Lastly, it is important to ask yourself whether or not you like them. Like everything else in life, things are much easier when you are working with someone that you like.

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Catering Hire Company: What to Expect
Sep16

Catering Hire Company: What to Expect

what to expect from caterers

When you are hosting a group of people, whether for a wedding, a birthday party or even a company event it is usually expected that you will provide them with food as part of the experience. This can be hard to do if you are dealing with a group of more than a few people and that is why you call in caterers they prepare and provide food for your guests. In order to know whether you are getting what you paid for, it is important that you know what to expect from your caterer.

caterers in the kitchenThe first thing that they should do is show you kitchens. Good caterers want to show their clients their kitchens to allay any fears that they may have about hygiene. They will also tell you how many employees they have so that you can gauge for yourself whether they will be able to serve your guests. The caterer will also show you his equipment to reassure you that they have everything that is needed to make your event a success.

After that, you will tell him what you want served at your event so that he can come up with menu options. If you want to serve fish, for instance, he can suggest the best kind of fish to serve and then 3 or 4 different ways that it can be cooked. He will do this for every food item right from the first course to the last. He will also come up with the drinks that should be served. If you have no idea how to go about creating a menu don’t worry – it is the caterer’s job to come up with one.

Once all this is done he will then prepare a tasting session where you will taste the different options that he has created. This is the time for you to check on the kind of table layout that he has as well as the kind of cutlery, plates and glasses that he will use. You should also note how the food is arranged and presented. If there is anything that you don’t like this is the time to point it out.

Tasting Food

Once you have tasted the various options presented you will settle on one of them that will be served at your event and then leave the caterer to start preparing. A few days before the event call them and ask if everything is on track. On the day of, call them in the morning and find out if they will arrive on schedule and whether everything is prepared. If it is they should have no problem giving your guests a memorable time.

Make sure that you write a contract with your caterer so that in case they do not deliver as promised you can get a refund.

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6 Innovative Catering Ideas
Sep11

6 Innovative Catering Ideas

Sometimes a catering business can be really challenging and demanding.  Your goal is not just to provide food to an event, but also to make it a memorable event.  No one wants a mediocre party or celebration.  In order to organize a truly unique event and you will need some innovative, creative, unique catering ideas.

  1. Get A Tip From A Professional Chef

chef decorating dessertIf you feel like you’re catering business has been stuck in a rut for a while, consider asking a professional chef for a piece of advice.  A professional chef might give you some clues to how you can enhance your business and make it more successful.  Also, it will make your services unique if you would just put some time and effort into developing it.  As with everything else, if you devote yourself to a catering business, and ask for experts’ advice, your business will thrive.

  1. See What Your Guests Want

It is not easy to cater the event and when you don’t know what the guests want.  Also, preparing a lot of convenient food will only make the event and dull and boring.  You can ask around and try to feel the wishes of the guests, but also you can make a query or a survey in order to see what they really want.

  1. Be Creative

about1When it comes to catering, it’s a business which is probably most like art nowadays.  You will have to be creative in order to stay in the business.  Your customers will value your creativity, and they will probably thing that you are unique in the market which will make them recommend your services to other people.  Also, if you are creative, your job will never feel boring to you.

  1. It’s All About The Presentation

If you choose to go with conventional presentation, your guests will not be impressed.  Your presentation can be your ticket to enhancing your catering business.  Always change the presentation, tried to be creative and innovative as much as you can.

  1. Get Some Inspiration

If you are having trouble with inspiration, you can always a go online, look at Pinterest, or just talk to friends, coworkers and family about their visions. It doesn’t matter where you get your inspiration from as long as you get your inspiration from some place. Always try to jot down your ideas and make your craziest dreams possible. In this way you will develop a truly unique catering business.

  1. Be Different

If you want your business to thrive you will have to offer something others do not. Also, consider your business from the standpoint of a customer. Try to imagine what would be important to you had you been a customer. Also, paying attention  to details and interpersonal and social relationship always can help improve the number of satisfied customers.

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