Category: Office Parties

  • Send Pasta to Your Pals

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    For many big occasions in people’s lives, it’s customary for their friends and family to send them food! Whether they’re recovering from an illness, taking care of a new baby or hosting a large group of overnight guests, there’s really no greater gift than a tasty tray of prepared food. And when they’re sure to be too tired to make a home-cooked meal for themselves, what could be better or more thoughtful than a gourmet Italian meal from Buca di Beppo? We have lots of to-go trays and dinner packages so you can order the right Italian favorite, and just the right portion of it. If they happen to live within 10 miles of the nearest Buca, you can even have the pasta trays delivered straight to their door! (Check our website for our delivery locations) With delivery service and online ordering available, sending a traditional Italian meal to someone in need of a little amore is a gesture that’s convenient for both the sender and the recipient.

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    Pasta Pans To-Go

    Entrée pans can be purchased as part of a bigger order or on their own. A single full-size Buca pan contains 20 servings which makes them ideal for friends who are likely to have a lot of guests dropping in to eat with them. A half pan or a pair of half pans also makes for an exciting surprise for a smaller household. Just like the meals eaten inside our restaurants, these dishes are impressively yummy and shockingly affordable too, when one considers the price per serving. So when they can’t go out to Buca, bring the Buca to them!

    Catering Packages

    Options for catering packages may vary from one location to another. You can view the menu for your particular location online. No matter which Buca restaurant you order from, your catering package should come with napkins, plastic utensils and disposable plates to make dinnertimes even easier for your busy loved one. Most deluxe package deals include a salad course which can be a godsend for a family that’s been receiving lots of hearty dishes from others. Some refreshing and always appreciated salad options include Mixed Green, tart Apple Gorgonzola and parmesan-topped Caesar. If you tell us a bit about the package recipient, we may be able to recommend the perfect pasta-salad combo to you. If you want their package to last them a good while, for instance, we may recommend a classic Lasagna pan package. For a lighter, versatile meal option, we might steer you towards the Spicy Chicken Rigatoni or the Penne alla Vodka.

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  • Awe-Inspiring Awards Ceremonies

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    There are all kinds of award ceremony occasions from the end-of-season party for a minor league sports team to a star-studded event like the Oscars. Not all awards ceremonies have thousands of guests gathered or a gala atmosphere, but they all have their most valuable players and most memorable moments. Most awards presentations must be arranged ahead of time. We can help you prepare for yours whether you’d like to reserve one of our eclectic banquet rooms or pick up catered meals to bring to another menu. One thing’s for sure – a ceremony organized with some help from Buca di Beppo will certainly leave your awardees feeling recognized and your organization invigorated!

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    Why Hold an Awards Ceremony?

    When somebody in your initiative has been doing an excellent job and you want to do more than simply congratulate that colleague for the victory, an awards ceremony may be in order. After all, this person is an example for everybody on the team. Presenting awards at a special ceremony is a good way to honor employees, customers, peers, volunteers, athletes and artists who have shown outstanding commitment. In many organizations, routine awards, such as plaques for years of service, are given out at ceremonies alongside larger awards for acts of service. Whether they’ve spearheaded a successful fundraiser, completed an innovative new project or just participated in a difficult program, an award can benefit both the recipient and the organization as a whole. Awards ceremonies make people feel recognized and appreciated. They reinforce the idea that good work is rewarded. They may act as an incentive and motivate others to always strive for excellence. A special event can be particularly motivating but if it’s more convenient or appropriate, you may choose to give an award during another event not designed specifically for this purpose such as an annual meeting.

    Planning an Awards Ceremony

    Depending on the size and what kind of event you have in mind, you might want to divvy up the planning of it among members of a committee or delegate an official organizer. You’ll have to decide what kind of presentation or entertainment there will be. Will you have a formal speech, a slide show or a casual picnic vibe? Will the award be a printed certificate, a plaque, a medal or a trophy? Aside from the award itself, attendants to these events may expect to receive some delicious food during the ceremony, such as any of our Italian specialties at Buca. No matter the scope of the ceremony, organizing an event from start to finish can be overwhelming. The Buca di Beppo staff can help. When it comes to food, for example, they’ll definitely have you covered. For a company-wide gathering, classic party trays that feed up to 20 a piece would be the perfect fare. For a more intimate presentation, a multi-course private meal in one of our banquet rooms may fit the bill. Keep in mind that the ceremony doesn’t have to be “formal” to be an amazing event. Book your Buca banquet room or put in your catering ordering online today!

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  • Ditch the Deli Sandwiches….Have a Real Corporate Lunch!

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    Ditch the deli sandwiches and bags of chips and spring for a corporate lunch that looks more at home in a board room than a school yard playground. Often, business luncheons can become hurried, unappetizing affairs. With innovation and strategy taking a front seat, what to have for lunch can become an after-thought. We serve savory Italian lunches that are sure to bring you and your co-workers together and give you a boost for the second half of your work day. Whether your company is hosting employees from all around the country or it consists of less than 10 people, we can provide you with a corporate lunch that’s right-sized and satisfying.  

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    Host a Banquet at Your Neighborhood Buca

    Planning a workday lunch banquet can be fun – particularly at Buca di Beppo. When you work with Buca, you and your colleagues can enjoy a hearty meal in a setting that’s both laidback and memorable. With our eclectic décor and our made-for-sharing Italian menu, a business outing to Buca di Beppo can be great for networking and employee bonding. Out banquet rooms are spacious enough to accommodate any party and private enough for you to get down to business when necessary. If you plan on working late on the day of your banquet, we recommend ordering some of our most filling apps and entrées such as our garlic bread, our meatballs or our baked pasta dishes. We also offer lighter lunch options, even for large parties, including seafood and fresh Insalate.

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    When coordinating a corporate luncheon for an entire office or convention, corporate catering will save money as well as ensure that there will be enough food for everyone involved. There are many benefits to catering a business function on company premises, For example, you won’t have to travel to lunch and all your business resources will stay available to you throughout your meal. Unfortuantely, many caterers won’t be bothered with short-notice orders or office building deliveries. Not Buca! We have extensive experience catering in-office functions and our authentic Italian offerings are always a hit. We can even deliver pasta pans to venues within a 10-mile radius of our restaurant. Each full-size catering pan we prepare can feed up to 20 plus they come with disposable serving ware, plates and utensils so it’s easy for folks to self-serve. Remember – hungry workers hurt productivity so it never hurts to order multiple pasta pans! Finally, we recommend including a dessert tray of either cookies and brownies or our authentic Cannoli along with your main entrées so that your lunch attendants can choose to end their lunch break on an extra sweet note or choose to savor something sweet later in the day.

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  • Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party

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    Whether you’re hosting the giant family reunion meal this summer or simply having a few friends over to sip cocktails and exchange gossip, Buca di Beppo can help. No matter the scale of your celebration, we’re guessing you want to create an experience that’s magical, memorable and fun… and not just for the guests. All too often, dinner party hosts get so caught up in creating an unforgettable experience, they forget to enjoy the moment once it arrives. The secret to enjoying your party as much as your guests is careful preparation. When the big day comes, you shouldn’t be rushing around, trying to cook, clean, decorate and communicate with your guests simultaneously. Following these tips will guarantee that your dinner party won’t pass you by!

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    1. Organize those appetizers.

    An expert dinner host or hostess knows to provide the guests with something to munch on before the feast. With no pre-dinner snacks, you could have a hungry (and impatient) herd on your hands. The Buca di Beppo To Go and Catering menus are incomparable appetizer resources. Our to-go menu features amazing antipasti such as Artichoke Florentine Dip, Bruschetta, Mozzarella Caprese and Fried Calamari. For a particularly large dinner party, consider starting the night off with a salad course from our catering menu. Either way, arranging snacks and appetizers on the proper serving trays will make it look great and give your guest somewhere to gather when the evening first begins.

    1. Serve a signature drink.

    You don’t have to be a trained mixologist to come up with a clever party drink. Whether you make Peach Bellinis in fine stemware or a simple, fruit-infused iced tea, a unique beverage can really bring a party together. Should you choose to use Buca Catering services, you can conveniently add certain beverages to your order. Our staff would also be happy to help you brainstorm beverage ideas.

    1. Do up the details.

    Little details definitely make a difference when it comes to throwing an epic in-home bash or restaurant banquet. It’s always wise to deal with as many details as possible before the day of the event or consult an expert like the experienced staff at your local Buca!

    1. Offer multiple entrée options.

    If there’s one thing you want to avoid at all costs at your dinner party, it’s a lack of dining options. Having at least one meat option and one vegetarian can help accommodate the majority of your guests’ food preferences. Our celebratory catering package already includes a choice of two entrées so you can be sure that no one leaves your party unsatisfied.

    1. Let someone else handle the cooking.

    Our favorite dinner party tip? Forget about the cooking and let Buca di Beppo handle it! With a tasty menu already taken care of, you can focus on what really matters at an event – spending more time with the ones you love.

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  • Top 5 Buca Catering Selections

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    Italian is a natural cuisine choice when it comes time to feed a crowd! It’s colorful, flavorful, filling and we like to think it’s got a certain universal appeal. Have you seriously ever met someone who doesn’t like pasta? For all these reasons and more, you should consider putting Buca di Beppo in charge of the menu at your next catered shindig. Our standard celebratory package includes a salad, two huge pasta pans and a dessert pan, plus utensils and plates – enough food for a small army! As for which of our catering selections you should order, these five have proven to be some of our most popular and most beloved…

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    1. Apple Gorgonzola Salad

    The sweet and tangy combination of fruits, nuts and veggies in this Buca di Beppo ensalate is a perfect precursor to a savory Italian dinner! A favorite among on-premises customers and catering clients alike, this fresh-tossed salad feature tart Granny Smith wedges, dried cranberries, crunchy walnuts, mixed lettuce and lots of crumbled Gorgonzola. Finish it off with Buca’s Italian vinaigrette and you might just find yourself with a long line at the salad bowl at your catered affair.  

    1. Chicken Parmigiana

    Chicken Parm is always a crowd-pleaser. Our version comes lightly crusted, covered with homemade marinara sauce and finished off with melty mozzarella cheese. A single serving of this dish paired with a few spoonfuls of a Buca di Beppo salad makes for a satisfying party meal!

    1. Penne San Remo

    One full pan of our Penne San Remo feeds up to 20 people. It’s as share-able with much more unexpected tastes! To create this catering offering, we combine penne pasta with roasted chicken breast, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, green peas and a tasty white wine cream sauce. It’s a fantastic substitute for the typical Italian standbys.  

    1. Classic Cookies and Brownies

    A party is no time to start thinking about skipping dessert! Our dessert trays can make the most casual gatherings more festive. Stick with something familiar with a tray of chocolate chip cookies and brownies.

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  • Banquet Room Space Available for Your Event

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    Thanks to our special private banquet rooms, our restaurants are always party-ready. Buca di Beppo is the perfect place if you are looking for a banquet-style venue that can accommodate any size group and has a menu diverse enough to please to everybody involved. Our family-friendly restaurants are the perfect backdrop to gather, unwind and enjoy a very delizioso meal. With platters of antipasti and pasta entrées meant to share and able to feed four or more, it’s easy to satisfy large parties at Buca di Beppo. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a personal achievement or perhaps some upcoming nuptials we have everything you need for an awesome event already in our restaurant!

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    Before any food arrives at your table, you and your guests will be wowed by Buca’s incredible atmosphere. Our restaurants are elaborately decorated with lots of framed photos, vintage posters, café lights and carved fountains. Our banquet room interiors combine the look of an authentic Italian bistro with your favorite neighborhood hangout. This setup is sure to put your guests at ease even before the celebratory Chianti is uncorked!

    In terms of what you and your guests should order at your event (besides a refreshing Italian wine), we always recommend appetizers such as basil-topped Mozzarella Caprese or fresh, crusty Galric Bread to help tide everybody over until the well-portioned entrées arrive. In terms of pastas and other main courses, we’ve got chicken, seafood, veal, vegetarian dishes like Eggplant Parmigiana and more. Finally, no banquet event is complete without dessert such as our chocolate-drizzled Cannoli or hazelnut Tiramisu made with mascarpone, espresso, rum and homemade ladyfingers.    

    Most Buca di Beppo dining rooms have a theme so that you can choose which room best complements your event. We have a Pope Room with a large round table, a Chef’s Table for foodie events, a wine room for vino enthusiasts and a poster room for those looking for classic Italian details. When you reserve a banquet room or one of Buca di Beppo’s charming themed-rooms for any occasion at any of our locations, our amazing staff can help take care of everything from the decorating to entertainment. We promise to make sure that all event attendees have a dazzling time!

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  • Pasta Classics for a Summer Picnic

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    Some picnics, such as company parties, reunions and anniversary celebrations, are just too big to fit everyone’s food into a little wicker basket. Fortunately, at Buca di Beppo, finding creative ways to accommodate (and feed) a crowd is one of our specialties! Rich, authentic Italian food may seem like a far-cry from typical picnic fare. You won’t find anything sandwiched between slices of white bread on our catering menu. But if you’re looking to serve something unexpected and surprisingly refreshing at your large-scale picnic this summer, look no further than the Buca di Beppo catering menu.  

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    Penne Dishes

    Penne is a versatile pasta, capable of pleasing the pickiest picnic guests. We offer several penne dishes in full-size catering pans including Penne alla Vodka, Penne San Remo and more. If you know that your picnic goers will be craving something meaty. Also, our Penne alla Vodka is more vegetarian-friendly but just as flavorful with garlic, Roma tomatoes, crushed red pepper and creamy vodka rosa sauce. The Penne San Remo is bursting with bright summer ingredients like artichokes and sundried tomatoes, making it a fitting picnic dish.

    Macaroni Dishes

    Macaroni is a picnic classic. Only instead of deli-style macaroni salad, we make our macaroni dishes in true Italian fashion with creamy cheese and freshly made pasta. You can’t go wrong with a heaping pan of Macaroni and Cheese, perfect for the kind of picnic that will have lots of kids in attendance. Grown-ups might prefer our Macaroni Rosa, however. This cavatappi spiral pasta entrée topped with chicken, broccoli, peas, mushrooms and our famous red sauce is indulgently delicious and definitely not for picnic traditionalists.

    Linguine Frutti di Mare

    Even if you aren’t lucky enough to be picnicking on the sand, this seafood dish will make you feel like there must be a beach nearby. Shrimp, baby clams, mussels, calamari and a spicy clam sauce all join forces in this linguine entrée to create a symphony of seafood flavors.

    A single full-size to-go pan contains up to 20 servings so you know you’ll receive enough food to feed everyone when you turn to the Buca catering menu for your next picnic event. Pair any of our signature pastas with a salad tray, a bread tray and a dessert tray and you’ll have your picnic menu covered from beginning to end. We can even provide beverages and disposable dinner ware for your convenience. When it comes to summer picnic provisions, Buca di Beppo is a one-stop shop!  

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  • The Company That Eats Together….Book Business Luncheons Now!

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    Sometimes, the most exciting part of the work day is lunch… especially when that lunch consists of a trip to Buca di Beppo! Whether you and your co-workers just can’t decide where to eat today or you’ve got to entertain some customers for the afternoon, at Buca de Beppo Italian Restaurant, we turn business luncheons into exciting, appetizing events.

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    Choosing the Right Restaurant

    One terribly common business lunch “faux pas” is setting up the meeting time without committing to a place. When this happens, you and your business associates run the risk of winding up somewhere less-than-conducive to a productive luncheon. Keep in mind that a lunch meeting is supposed to be a fun alternative to a typical mid-day meeting, not a supplement to it. At Buca, you and your colleagues can enjoy a hearty meal in a unique setting that’s not too casual, yet definitely not uptight. Our colorful restaurant interiors can make even the most serious kind of shop talk seem like scintillating conversation and our authentic menu can definitely make the work day more delicious!     

    The Company That Eats Together

    With our eclectic décor and our many made-for-sharing dishes, a business outing to Buca di Beppo actively promotes team building and networking. Really, what bring people together better than food? Our decked out dining rooms feature comfortable booths as well as spacious communal tables for larger parties and our grand portions guarantee that nobody will leave lunch feeling like they’ll need another lunch break later. A lot of awesome appetizers are available during lunch and they’re perfect for business folk. They give you something to do before the main courses arrive and they allow you to split a menu item without any awkward plate-passing games. Buca Bruschetta with Roma tomatoes, mozzarella and balsamic presents a very tasty substitute to a run-of-the-mill bread basket while the Buca Trio Platter with calamari, mushrooms, cheese and marinara offers something for every taste. Entrée options include baked pastas, seafood specialties, vegetarian dishes and more.

    Corporate Catering

    When attempting to plan a business luncheon for an entire office, corporate catering is the easiest way to satisfy everyone and still save money as opposed to calling in individual meals. There are many benefits to catering a business function on company premises but with the wrong caterer, it’s easy to forget that. Fortunately, we have extensive experience catering in-office functions and our authentic Italian offerings are always a big hit. We’re able to deliver pasta pans to destinations within a 10-mile radius of our locations and a full-size version feeds up to 20 hungry businesspeople. We also provide serving ware, plates and utensils so you don’t need an on-site kitchen to serve Buca. Call us today to experience corporate catering that actually satisfies at your next business luncheon!

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  • Teacher Appreciation

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    A lot of people think teachers have it easy because they get a couple of months off each year in the summer. In reality, most teachers work far more than 40 hours a week during the school year, setting up the classroom, coming up with lesson plans, grading papers and convincing kids to love learning.

    Teacher Appreciation Week is an annual weeklong celebration of teachers and all that they do falling in the first full week of May. Teacher Appreciation Week 2015 is right around the corner, May 4 – 8! At Buca di Beppo, we think educators deserve more than a shiny apple on their desk. This year, really show your appreciation for the amazing (and often grossly underpaid) teachers in your world by getting them a Buca di Beppo gift card or throwing a catered Teacher Appreciation Party!

    Give ‘em the Gift of Buca!

    Alright, students, today’s lesson is all about gift giving! As we hinted earlier, the apple thing is totally played out. A chance to enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine and a night off from thinking about ABCs and 123s? Now that’s another story! Buca di Beppo Gift Cards are redeemable at any Buca restaurant. They come in values starting at $10 and going up to $200 and they have no expiration date or service fees, meaning they’re convenient for both the giver and the recipient! After a year of bagged lunches and cafeteria food, our teachers have earned themselves a hearty Italian meal. We’ve even got a delightfully crusty Apple Crostata on the dessert menu so you can be sure they won’t miss that end-of-the-year Red Delicious. Send your child to school with a plastic gift card in tow or send an eGift Card instantly to your favorite educator’s inbox.

    Plan an Appreciation Lunch

    With our catering and carry out pan options, setting up a full Italian buffet for a Teacher Appreciation Event at school or in some other local venue is easy. We’ll even deliver right to the classroom as long as it’s within 10 miles of us. A pasta entrée party pan from Buca di Beppo feeds up to 20. Two pans and some sides could easily feed a whole elementary school’s worth of teachers and teaching assistants. Our basic catering packages includes either a mixed green or Caesar salad, two pasta trays, a homemade bread tray and free disposable dinnerware and if that’s not enough for everyone, you can always add additional entrée options or a tempting dessert tray. If you really want to coordinate an awesome Teacher Appreciation event, you might consider booking a Buca di Beppo banquet room for a fun dinner away from the schoolhouse. Call now to reserve your space! We guarantee they’ll appreciate it.

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  • Ways to Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week, April 19 – 25

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    Where would we all be without administrative professionals? Without hardworking administrative professionals, large offices would be unable to conduct business at all, let alone effectively. Administrative teams work hard every day, scheduling meetings, procuring resources, fielding questions and managing all sorts of logistical issues. They’re a big part of what keeps many businesses running smoothly, yet much of their work can go unnoticed. Administrative Professionals Week is all about giving these workers the recognition they rightly deserve. One way to show your appreciation this year: treat your admin pros to an authentic Italian lunch out… Or, better yet, reserve one of our festive banquet halls in their honor!  

    Celebrate your Administrative Professional in style!

    Dine In

    Buca di Beppo is known as one of the best Italian restaurants for celebration. With our eclectic décor and our over-the-top food, we’ve got the perfect ambience for celebrating Admin Week this April! Every Buca di Beppo restaurant is decked out with hundreds of vintage photos and unique statues and fountains in every direction. We even decorate the ceiling. Our eclectic dining rooms are warm and inviting with comfortable booths and bigger communal tables. And the service at any Buca restaurant is guaranteed to be as exceptional as the setting. Our lively and professional staff would be happy to help you make your administrative assistant’s day.

    The real star of the show at Buca di Beppo is the food! If you decide to dine in with us, be sure to treat your administrative staff to salad or some tasty Italian appetizers like Bruschetta, Calamari or Mozzarella Caprese before the meal. We have dozens of delicious entrées, including baked pastas, seafood specialties, vegetarian entrées and more. No celebration is complete without a little something sweet too. Order a homemade dessert such as a dreamy cheesecake or a towering chocolate cake to make your Administrative Professionals Week celebration one to remember.

    Delivery and Carry Out

    If you won’t bring the party to Buca, let Buca bring the party to you. We cater in-office functions all the time and one thing we’ve learned from our experience is that Italian is always a hit! We’re able to deliver Party Pan orders to destinations within a 10-mile radius of our location so that you can surprise your administrators with a special meal. Our popular Party Pans come in an assortment of tasty Italian dishes and can feed up to 20. Dessert pans are available as well so you don’t have to miss out on the good stuff. Our carry out menu has something for everyone, for companies of all sizes.

    Let your employees know how much you appreciate them by booking a table or planning a yummy catered event at the office during Administrative Professionals Week! Call today!

    Celebrate your Administrative Professional in style!