Celebrate the Staff that Supports You: Administrative Professional’s Day is Wednesday, April 27
You know that your hardworking administrative professionals are the backbone of your company. They work hard every day handling the scheduling and correspondence for your business as well as developing and maintaining paper and electronic filing systems, researching databases, and establishing, maintaining, and completing necessary projects. They are a major part of what keeps your business running smoothly, but their talent and competence means that sometimes their work can go unnoticed. This month, make it a point to celebrate the staff that supports you.
Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated annually on the Wednesday during Administrative Professionals Week, the last full week of April. This is a day for employers and supervisors to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Often administrative professionals are gifted with cards, flowers or lunches. While cards and flowers are nice, at Buca we think the best choice is to treat your administrative professionals to a lovely Italian lunch.
Join Us and Dine In
At Buca di Beppo we love celebrations! We provide the fun atmosphere, heaping portions of delicious dishes, and impeccable service. Treat your administrative professionals to a lunch at one of our eclectically decorated restaurants. Reserve one of our large, semi-private dining rooms or our Pope’s table for an extra special treat. Regardless of the size of your administrative staff, they will appreciate heading out of the office for an awesome Italian meal to celebrate their hard work.
Delivery and Carry Out
Not every office can come to us to celebrate, so we make it easy to bring the celebration to you. Set up a catered lunch at your office and we can bring your Party Pan orders to any location within a 10-mile radius one of our restaurants. Our Party Pans feed up to 20 and we offer a huge variety of choices so everyone will have a plate full of an Italian treat that they love. We also offer carry out so you can grab exactly what you need to feed your hungry staff. (A great option if the holiday slipped your mind and you need a last minute saving grace.)
Everyone loves Italian food so show your employees how much you appreciate all the hard work they do every day by reserving a table or room at one of our restaurants or arranging for a catered or carry out lunch this Administrative Professionals Day! They will appreciate that you have taken the time to recognize all that they do.
Don’t Let Spring Events “Spring” Up on You: Plan Your Occasion with Buca
Spring has sprung and calendars are filling up fast with holidays, weddings, and celebrations. Buca is ready to host you and your guests in one of our banquet halls or bring our delicious dishes to a location convenient for you.* Our whimsically decorated, inviting banquet rooms are perfect for hosting any size group and any type of gathering. No matter the sort of banquet you have in mind, when you book with Buca, you are getting the spirit of Italian culture, meaning stellar service and fabulous food. Our diverse menu options will satisfy everyone so customize your party menu to include antipasti, fresh salads, baked pastas, delicious entrees, decadent desserts, and refreshing beverages. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations. Personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service at Buca.
Maybe catering would better fit the needs of some of your events? Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Life gets hectic and you may have an event “spring” up on you. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can accommodate almost any order. Plus, we supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates.
Check your calendar for communions, proms, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, graduation parties, and any other events where Buca can be of assistance. Then to begin planning a banquet, use the online form on our website and a sales manager will contact you. After discussing the necessities such as number of people attending, date and time, and menu, our staff will work with you to make sure every other detail is perfect for your party. Our skilled team is experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with any budget, and is able to meet a wide variety of needs.
* Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100. (If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time.)
Check Your Calendar for Upcoming Catering Needs
Every year brings about multiple opportunities for celebrations. As you look ahead in your 2016 calendar you will see that you probably have a few already scheduled. Start your planning now by calling Buca to discuss our wide variety of catering options. Our Party Pans feed 20 hungry adults and most of our selections are also offered as half pans. Mix and match all your favorites to create a mouthwatering catered event perfect for any occasion or crowd. Do you have any of these events coming up on your calendar?
Anniversaries and Birthdays: Whether a surprise or planned gathering, these happy occasions are reasons to celebrate with more than just cake.
Bridal and Baby Showers: Let’s face it….tea sandwiches are not enough to feed a hungry crowd of happy ladies.
Wedding receptions: Scrumptious Buca specialties will keep your guests fueled up for all of that dancing!
Graduation Parties: While you’re sniffling about them not being little kids anymore, remember that when their friends arrive at the party, they’re bringing their adult sized appetites!
Religious Celebrations: When family and friends gather after the celebration, offer a selection they are sure to love!
Sports Teams Events: After school gatherings or before the big game, raise the team’s spirit with a spread of their Italian favorites.
Office:Catering from Buca saves time and energy. Perfect for a formal business lunch or a celebratory office party, our dishes fit any occasion.
Retirement: Gather the retiree’s family, friends, and coworkers to celebrate all their years of hard work.
Holidays: They creep up fast. Save yourself the stress of cooking at a few of your events this year and start a new tradition of a Buca catered meal.
Most of our restaurants can deliver within a 10 mile radius for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100*. If you are outside this area, arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is hot and ready at your requested time. If you find yourself faced with a spontaneous event or need to feed a large group fast, give us a 3 hour notice and we can meet almost any order you have. We supply everything you need to serve and enjoy your specially catered meal: napkins, serving and dining ware, and plastic plates. Catering is easy and delicious when you partner with Buca! Give us a call or order online!
*with an additional $25 Delivery Fee
Catering Service in a Snap!
Do you need to feed a large group of people in a hurry? Buca di Beppo catering to the rescue! Place your catering order in one of our restaurants, over the phone, or online. Online ordering through Buca di Beppo’s convenient and secure website has never been easier. Click “Catering” at the top of our homepage, choose your location, and select “Order Now” to see that location’s catering options, Italian Feast packages, and pricing. It’s that simple! Catering packages may vary slightly from one location to another but you can see exactly what is available from your nearby Buca in this online catering section. Then choose from a collection of favorites to build your own custom catering package with full trays, half trays, drinks, and desserts. All packages come with napkins, disposable plates, forks and serving utensils to make planning and clean-up a breeze. Still not sure what to order? Tell us a bit about your event and we’ll provide you with some delicious recommendations.
Our catering Party Pans can feed a crowd. Always filled to the top, each single full-size pan is packed with up to 20 portions of pasta. We also offer half sizes for most items on our catering menu, making it particularly well-suited for family gatherings and events where children will be present.
Buca Catering takes the stress out of dinner parties, family gatherings, banquets, and meetings. Spend quality time with family without worrying about what’s for dinner. Gather in your kitchen for hearty pasta dishes to keep everyone warm on a cold winter’s night. Cater lunch at the office or host an impromptu evening with friends. Our menu offers a variety of authentic favorites prepared with the finest ingredients.
Most Buca restaurants deliver within a 10 mile radius of the restaurant for Buca Catering orders exceeding $100*. If you are outside this area, you can arrange a curbside pick-up and our staff will be sure that your order is ready at your requested time.
Put Buca di Beppo in charge of catering your planned and spontaneous events this month. Give us 3 hours and we can supply you with a wonderful selection of Italian classics. Create the perfect meal for your hungry crowd with Buca catering. From the ordering process to the cleanup, Buca makes catering a snap…so snap to it!
* A $25 delivery fee will be applied. Delivery available only at certain locations.
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Cocktails
Have you ever found yourself playing bartender at your own party or blowing your budget trying to set up a full bar because you weren’t sure what everyone would want to drink? This year, offer your guests a single signature cocktail to accompany a few basics such as beer, wine, eggnog, and champagne. Offer an array of seasonal fruits and sweets such as apples, oranges, cranberries, crushed cookies, cinnamon sticks, and candy canes to mix up multiple variations of all of your offerings, including your special concoction. Be sure to also offer at least one non-alcoholic option such as hot chocolate for guests who don’t imbibe or are driving. Whether you think a refreshing cocktail, dessert martini, seasonal punch, or hot cider is the best fit for your festive gathering, we have a few recipes to help you add sparkle to your event.
Pomegranate Gin Fizz
2 oz gin
1 splash fresh lemon juice
2 splashes pomegranate juice
Club soda, chilled
Mix gin, lemon juice, and pomegranate juice in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously then pour liquid and ice into glass. Top mix with club soda, stir gently, and add garnish.
Pumpkin Pie Martini
1/2 oz vanilla flavored vodka
1 oz pumpkin spice flavored liqueur
1/2 oz coffee flavored liqueur
1/2 oz butterscotch flavored liqueur
1/2 oz half and half
Wet rim of large martini glass and then dip wetted rim into crushed graham crackers. Add all liquids to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain mix into graham cracker rimmed martini glass.
1 ounce vanilla flavored vodka
1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate liqueur
1 1/2 ounces milk
1/2 ounce chocolate syrup
Wet rim of large martini glass and then dip wetted rim into crushed chocolate cookies. Add all liquids to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain mix into chocolate cookie rimmed martini glass.
Sweet Seasonal Punch
5 cups chilled orange juice
2 cups chilled lemon-lime soft drink
1 1/2 cups vodka
1/2 cup maraschino cherry juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl. Ladle punch into glasses containing a few cherries.
White Cranberry Citrus Punch
1 bottle chilled sparkling wine
1 bottle chilled Riesling
1 1/2 cups chilled light white cranberry juice
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 thinly sliced orange
Combine wines and juice in a large punch bowl. Add orange slices and cranberries. Ladle punch into glasses and garnish.
Warm Spiked Apple Cider
6 cups apple cider
4 cups apple brandy
3 cups fresh lemon juice
6 tbs pure maple syrup
Add ingredients to slow cooker on low 2-3 hours before serving. Switch setting to warm once liquid has fully heated.These tried and true recipes are sure to be a successful addition to any party you are hosting this holiday season. If you prefer to leave all drink making to the professionals, come to your nearby Buca di Beppo and let our experienced bartenders treat you to one of their specialties.
Add Buca di Beppo Catering to Your Christmas List
Christmas is coming! Out of town guests are visiting, offices are celebrating, and children are performing. Don’t forget the parades, tree-lighting ceremonies, religious celebrations, and holiday markets. Whew! It’s a whirlwind! While the Yuletide season brings lots of warm gatherings with family and friends, it doesn’t bring any extra time to your busy schedule. Rather than spending your precious time and energy organizing menus and gathering ingredients, let Buca di Beppo take care of one or several of your holiday meals so you can spend more time celebrating.
Are you planning on making one big holiday meal but have no idea what to do for the other days your guests are visiting? Chose a few of our delicious entrees and make an informal buffet while you and your guests share stories and play games. Do you want to try something new for your Christmas meal this year? Try mixing in a few Buca classics with your family’s traditional dishes to give your meal an Italian flair. Are you looking for an alternative to another office pot luck? Create a Christmas lunch spread for you and your coworkers featuring your favorite Buca selections. Are you hosting a cocktail party or your holiday book club? Our hors d’oeuvres and appetizers will complement your signature holiday drinks and our desserts pair perfectly with coffee and book talk. Whatever event you have on your agenda, Buca di Beppo can help you to make it even more special this year.
Whether you’re feeding a dozen people or a hundred, no gathering is too big or too small for us to cater. From starters and salads to main courses and desserts, let us provide your Christmas gatherings with our delicious Italian specialties so you can focus on your family and friends. Are you concerned about specific dietary needs? No worries, we offer vegetarian, vegan, low fat, and gluten-free to accommodate everyone at your event. Place an order by giving us a call or filling out our online order form. We can work with you to create the catering package that works for you and your event. We have lots of great suggestions for working with budgets, suggestions regarding delivery or pick-up, and can answer any question about catering that you may have. We even provide you with plastic plates, utensils, and napkins with every order so you don’t need to worry about dirty dishes or remembering additional items to bring to events outside your home. We love helping you enjoy your holidays by doing what we do best: preparing mouth-watering family-style Italian dishes for your celebrations.
This Christmas, spend your time enjoying every event in your jam-packed calendar and leave the cooking to us. With special holiday hours: Christmas Eve 11 a.m. – 9 P.M and Christmas Day 11 A.M. – 10 P.M. we can help you feed everyone everyday this month. Whether you’re planning a Christmas dinner at home, a meal for your staff, or any other gathering this season, let Buca di Beppo cater it so you can spend more time enjoying it!
How to Host a Perfect Holiday Party
The end of the calendar year brings lots of holidays and celebrations. Hosting the perfect holiday party requires some pre-planning and a festive outlook. First, you need to decide when you want to have your party. Choose a date that works for key guests. Everyone is very busy at this time of year and it is inevitable that someone will be unable to attend. You can’t accommodate everyone’s schedules so focus on a few that are absolutely vital to your gathering. Next, send out your invitations. Whether you choose online or traditional paper invitations isn’t as important as the fact that you actually send them out. They allow your guests a reference point as the party approaches to verify times, address, and attire, also the RSVPs will determine your menu planning.
If you will be hosting your holiday party at your home, you can begin preparing your space a few days before the event. Clean your house, rearrange your furniture, and establish an area for guests’ coats. You may want to make a playlist featuring a mix of holiday classics and current favorites. Prepare your powder room with extra hand towels, tissues, and a scented candle. Begin emptying your ice maker basket into clean plastic bags and storing in your freezer or designate someone to pick up a few bags from the store immediately before the party begins.
The day of your party you can set up your beverage area. Don’t try to offer every spirit and spend your whole evening playing bartender. Have a signature drink for your guests such as a sparkling punch. This paired with beer, wine, bottled water, and sodas will accommodate everyone’s drink wishes. Have nuts placed throughout the party area and set out plates, silverware, napkins, and glasses near where your food will be. Also have serving bowls, platters, and serving utensils ready for your dishes and anything your guests bring. Just before your guests are set to arrive: light your candles, dim your lights, and put on some music.
Offer appetizers to hold your guests over before the meal is ready. Serving a meal buffet style generally works best and is most comfortable for guests. If you aren’t sure what sort of a menu you should have, let Buca di Beppo help. Our half and full Party Pans and Celebration Packages offer everything you need; from salads and appetizers, to entrees and desserts.
If you want to have a holiday party but your place is too small or the thought of having everyone in your home stresses you out, host your event at a favorite venue. Buca di Beppo’s dining and banquet rooms are a perfect gathering place for your holiday party. You and your guests will enjoy delicious Italian specialties and receive attentive service from our knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Start a New Tradition: Holiday Banquets at Buca
One of the highlights of the holiday season is all the great gatherings of family and friends. But sometimes these events get stressful when logistics of seating and serving arise. You might all be trying to figure out whose house is big enough to host your group or what everyone will eat. Don’t try to fit the extended family around a tiny table or worry about having enough food. Come to Buca di Beppo for a festive evening with us in one of our semi-private dining rooms. Our whimsically decorated rooms paired with our authentic, chef-prepared Italian cuisine, served by a wonderful wait staff allows everyone space to mingle with no one stuck in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up. Buca takes care of everything so you can focus on quality time with your family and friends.
Don’t forget to think beyond your usual gatherings and consider starting a new tradition. What about hosting a banquet after a big day of shopping? Everyone can shop ’til they drop on Black Friday, then meet at Buca, because who wants to cook after chasing down all those great deals!? What about a special holiday meeting of your book club or workout group? It’s always fun to mix it up a bit and see people in a new surrounding. Come fuel up before an evening of caroling or before caravanning out to view the holiday light displays. Everyone loves a reason to celebrate, including us! Together we can plan your perfect holiday get together. We’ll handle the food so you can focus on the fun!
Regardless of the size of your gathering, know that everyone will be entertained and impressed by our high-energy staff, lively music, and family-style portions specially suited for sharing. Design a menu specific to your event to feature everyone’s favorites and to accommodate any specific dietary restrictions. Gluten-free? Vegetarian? No problem! Our diverse menu options will satisfy everyone. Customize your party menu to include antipasti, fresh salads, baked pastas, delicious entrees, decadent desserts, and refreshing beverages. Several of our locations also offer bar packages and drink ticket packages to include cocktails, beer, and wine in your celebrations.
To begin planning your holiday banquet use the online form on our website and a sales manager will contact you. After discussing the necessities such as number of people attending, date and time, and menu, our staff will work with you to make sure every other detail is perfect for your party. Our skilled team is experienced in a wide range of social, religious and cultural events, can work with any budget, and is able to meet a wide variety of needs. By assisting you from your initial planning stages through the final goodbyes of your party, our team’s attention to detail will ensure your holiday banquet is one that everyone will remember. Personalize your special event to your exact preferences, knowing that you will always receive impeccably created Italian cuisine and five-star service at Buca.
Buca di Beppo’s Top Asked Questions About Our Banquet Space, Answered Here Now!
Question: What sort of setting or atmosphere can I expect for my banquet?
Answer: The greatest part about having Buca di Beppo host your event is the Italian flair we add to every gathering. When you have an event with us, you get the spirit of Italian culture with dishes served family-style and portions that are ideal for sharing with family and friends. Whether you are planning a large banquet or intimate gathering, our fun and festive semi-private dining rooms are comfortable and inviting. Decorated with vintage photographs, whimsical statues and colorful artwork, the eclectic décor along with our high-energy staff and lively music guarantees guests of all ages will be entertained.
Ready to start planning your event? Reserve your banquet room here.
Question: What sort of banquet events do you accommodate?
Answer: Here at Buca, we love any reason to celebrate and have a good time! From corporate parties honoring colleagues to team-building and employee appreciation dinners, we provide a relaxed atmosphere for your next office party. We are also the top choice for school events such as sports team and club banquets as well as teacher appreciation dinners, senior parties, homecomings, and proms. We love to celebrate, so think of us for your next birthday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, holiday party, or any other event that calls for magnificent food in a fun setting.
Question: What about weddings?
Answer: Buca di Beppo is a top venue for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions. Celebrate your big day with family and friends by allowing us to host your special event. With so many decisions being made and details to fret over, we can help you worry about one less thing. Whether it is hosting a shower, feeding your bridal party before the wedding, or all of your guests after you say “I do,” we work with you to make your event exactly what you envisioned. Let us share in your special day by providing you and your guests a memorable and delicious experience.
Question: What menu options are available?
Answer: Our wonderfully diverse menu is loaded with a variety of Italian favorites to satisfy all your guests’ tastes: salads, pastas, meatballs, and desserts. Whether you want your selections to be heavy on meatballs and sausage, or prefer a fully vegetarian feast with eggplant parmesan and a variety of salads, we can make it happen. With dozens of options to choose from, you can design a menu specific to your event and needs. We also accommodate various additional dietary restrictions such as gluten-free with a choice of menu options.
Question: I’m not sure exactly what I need. Do you offer banquet planning assistance?
Answer: Absolutely! We would love to offer advice and assistance and can help you with every aspect of planning your banquet. Our skilled team is able to work with any budget and meet a wide variety of needs. Contact one of our sales managers or use the online form to reserve your banquet room and start planning today. At Buca di Beppo, we are dedicated to making your celebration perfect, from the planning stage right through to the last bite.
Ready to start planning your event? Reserve your banquet room here.
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Are your employees losing valuable time by commuting, ordering, and waiting for their lunches? All of that time spent procuring their meals leaves little time for them to relax and enjoy their break. This can lead to a tired staff who lags in productivity. The same can be said for when your office hosts out of town meetings. Time is lost with deciding where you should all have a meal, how you will transport everyone, waiting to be seated, etc. Boost company moral and get creative juices flowing with a delicious spread of in-office hors d’oeuvres, meals, and desserts for lunches, dinners, breaks, and snacks. Catered meals allow your colleagues and employees to refuel their body and re-energize their minds, making them happier and more productive workers. A significantly less amount of time is spent obtaining meals and more time is spent enjoying food and recharging batteries. It is easy to see how business catering benefits everyone.
Are you looking for something a little more special? Did your start-up just get its first round of funding? Are you planning your quarterly corporate meeting? Is a beloved co-worker retiring? Maybe you are just celebrating your awesome employees? Whatever the occasion, Buca di Beppo’s authentic Italian platters and Party Pans are sure to please. Whether you are feeding a small group or throwing a giant office party, we can supply a wonderful catered lunch or dinner to celebrate. Our variety of corporate catering options makes it easy to find the right fit for your office.
Order one of our suggested celebratory packages or mix and match salads, pastas, baked pastas, side dishes, desserts, and beverages from our extensive catering menu to suit your needs. Choose from a variety of Italian favorites prepared with the finest ingredients, all served family-style or in generous party pans available for pick-up or delivery. With Buca di Beppo catering, you don’t have to worry about any of the details. We always include fresh-baked house bread, plastic plates, eating and serving utensils, napkins, and condiments with our professionally packaged platters and party pans. We can even work with dietary and time restrictions. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available and we offer same day delivery with a three hour notice.
If you’re planning a single meeting, looking to set up a repeat delivery, or plan a big celebration, we can accommodate almost any event and budget. By orchestrating daily catered events at more than 96 restaurants nationwide, we have one of the best reputations in catering. Let the staff at Buca di Beppo make your next business lunch or party be one filled with delicious food, complete with all the necessary additions, and free of stress and lost time. Call your local sales manager today and ask about our business catering packages. Our staff will help you organize and plan your office’s lunch or dinner catering needs, so you and your staff can focus on your work, your guests, or your celebration.
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