As Alberta’s leading event group, we’re eager to share some inspiring ideas and delicious catering options to help you create an employee appreciation event that leaves a lasting impression. Recognizing and rewarding your team’s hard work and dedication is crucial for building morale and boosting productivity. And what better way to do it than with a fantastic gathering featuring exquisite catering?
Choosing a Theme
Having a theme can add a touch of fun and excitement to your event. It could be anything from a ‘Roaring 20s’ party, a ‘Tropical Luau’, to a ‘Casual Picnic’. Use the theme to add some fun decor to the space where you’ll be hosting the event, such as colourful tablecloths, plates and wall decorations. The theme can help you make choices for your event catering menu, too. Remember, the theme should be inclusive and enjoyable for everyone.
Use Decor to Set the Mood
Décor can help set the overall tone for your event. It’s the big picture that captivates your guests and the little details that leave them mesmerized. Sky + Table is thrilled to partner with Lethbridge Event Rentals, renowned in Lethbridge and beyond for their exceptional quality, attention to detail, and a stunning range of affordable event rental products. From luxurious linens and captivating centerpieces to versatile staging and tents, they’ve got you covered. Their dedicated design team works one-on-one with you, offering design consultations to transform your event space into your perfect vision.
Delightful Food and Drink Ideas
A well-crafted menu is the heart of any successful event. LA Chefs, the premiere corporate event caterers, offer an array of delicious catering options to match any theme and dietary requirement.
Breakfast or Brunch
Start the day with a bang! Host a breakfast or brunch to show your appreciation. Think about deluxe options like eggs Benedict and French toast, a hearty full breakfast spread, or lighter options like a fresh fruit platter or yogurt and granola bars.
A traditional BBQ is always a winner, especially during warm summer months. With options like Alberta beef burgers, vegetable skewers, or succulent ribs, a BBQ is a relaxed and social way to say ‘thank you’ to your team.
These fun stations can be a great compliment to a buffet and allow guests to personalize their meal. Options could include a noodle bar, mashed potato bar and make your own tacos.
Buffet or Sit-down Dinner
For corporate event catering that’s more formal, consider a buffet or a sit-down dinner. From Alberta’s favourite dishes to international cuisines, we’re experts in creating a mouthwatering menu that caters to diverse palates.
Picking the Perfect Event Venue
We believe a great event starts with the perfect venue. That’s why we work with an exclusive selection of event venues that can offer the perfect backdrop for your celebration:
Embrace the charm of rural Alberta with the Countryside Barn. Resting on stunning landscapes, this historical barn offers a truly special event experience. Offering over 3,600 square feet of versatile event space, it’s a beautiful choice for corporate events, weddings and more.
For those seeking a blend of modernity and luxury, the Coast Lethbridge Hotel is an ideal choice. Its contemporary design is both stylish and welcoming, and includes spacious event rooms, complete with high ceilings and beautiful vintage crystal chandeliers.
And for a venue that effortlessly combines history, elegance, and nature, the Norland Historic Estate is hard to beat. Just outside of Lethbridge, this elegant venue is set amidst enchanting gardens, mature trees, and features a magnificent ballroom. The Norland Estate offers a unique and refined choice for your event, whether it’s a corporate gala, a wedding, or a special celebration.
Don’t Forget Entertainment!
No event is complete without entertainment. Depending on your theme, this could be a live band, a DJ, a magician, or even team-building games. Remember, the aim is to have fun and foster stronger bonds within your team.
Consider employee appreciation gifts. A token of gratitude that your staff can take home will make them feel special and valued. It could be as simple as a thank you card or as fancy as a gift basket filled with local goodies.
Awards and Recognitions
Consider hosting an awards ceremony as part of your event. Awards can range from recognizing tenure milestones and top performers, to acknowledging ‘unsung heroes’ or even fun, light-hearted categories such as ‘Best Office Plant Keeper’. Recognition goes a long way in making employees feel valued for their contributions.
Let Us Help You Plan Your Corporate Event
Organizing a memorable employee appreciation event can seem daunting, but with Sky + Table you’re in capable hands. We’re here to help you every step of the way, from picking the venue to designing the perfect menu with LA Chefs, Alberta’s leading corporate event caterers.
A staff appreciation event is an investment in your team’s morale and motivation. And what better way to show your gratitude than with incredible event catering and a wonderful celebration? If you’re ready to start planning your next corporate event, reach out to us today. We’re excited to help you find the perfect venue, design a catering menu and create an overall event that will make your staff feel truly special. Cheers to great food, great fun, and great teams!