Luncheon Catering at Buca di BeppoThe holidays are a perfect time to lighten up and share fun with co-workers, but in the current financial climate many businesses are looking to save on entertainment expenses.  What’s an easy way to cut company party costs?  Have a holiday luncheon instead of a company dinner.

Ring in this year’s holidays with your office family under budget by bringing them fabulous food, enthusiastic good cheer and a long lunch from Buca di Beppo.  Whether your office party is onsite or at one of our festive restaurants with private rooms, Buca is your go to resource for to go menus AND eat-in delights.

 

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Company Parties at Buca di BeppoYour employees, colleagues, customers and clients have gone the distance with you all year.  After working so hard, it’s a good idea to have some fun together too -- just to balance things out.  And, to make sure everyone understands you’ve got a party in mind, that you aren’t planning to sneak work into the event, it’s vital that your office party NOT occur at the office.

The holidays are a great excuse for throwing a company party towards the end of the year.  Everyone can get to know each other better and build friendships as they share delicious food, stories and non-work-related info.  Your business will benefit from an office party as relationships improve all around, which definitely pays dividends in efficiency, profits and success.  But Buca di Beppo is an incredibly popular banquet facility, so reserve your party date now, before the rush.

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Team Building at Holiday Office Party.‘Tis the season to let others know you care.  You’re certain to remember loved ones this holiday, but what about those important people who help you earn your livelihood?  You don’t want to forget your colleagues, partners, clients and customers ― the folks who’ve made 2011 good and can make 2012 even better.

Taking them out for a holiday office party is a tried-and-true team building activity that lets the professionals in your life know they’re important to you.  But you don’t want to serve up the same old same old.  Invite them to Buca di Beppo for an unforgettable company dinner where they’ll enjoy incredible food, fun and festive surroundings, and award-winning service.

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Holiday Office Party ReservationsCaterers are predicting a busy holiday party season this year, so if you’re the designated party planner at your office, please keep this in mind:  You cannot book your company party too early!  For one thing, booking before the rush gives you a lot more time-and-place options.  Banquet halls, party rooms in restaurants and all types of meeting locations make reservations for holiday parties up to a year ahead.  And this time of year, good banquet facilities are receiving new reservations daily.  Another reason it’s a good idea to stake your claim is that it enables you to let your guests know what date to save for the corporate party.  It helps them with their own plans.

 

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Buca di Beppo Holiday BanquetsIf the thought of organizing another company party leaves you feeling ho-ho-hum, it’s time to freshen up your game plan. Here are some tips and ideas from the banquet planning experts at Buca di Beppo.

If your corporate parties usually look more like business meetings, employees may have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit.  Consider more festive sites, where guests won’t be surrounded by equipment, cubicles, merchandise and piles of work.  If you’re adventurous, consider non-traditional venues such as museums, parks and ice-skating rinks.  Or what about chartering a bus one evening to look at Christmas lights?

 

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Buca di Beppo Holiday Dinner Ideas with Family

Funny how friends and family pop up around the holidays.  People visit from out of town, the other side of town and even from just down the street, and spending time with them is part of what makes the season special. This year, you can make your holidays with the family and friends even more memorable by finding fun activities to share.

What you do depends on the group you’ve gotten together.  Girlfriends will love a shop-‘til-you-drop party.  Locate some interesting places purveying crafts, antiques or specialty items.  Split up to shop, then meet for lunch at a festive restaurant.  (We usually choose Buca di Beppo.  More on why in a minute!)  The crowd will have a blast sharing and comparing finds and enjoying light holiday meals together.

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Food Ideas for Football GamesThe great thing about football parties is they’re the most laid-back, casual gatherings you can put together.  It’s refreshing to throw an exciting bash where the focus is on the game, not on you or your home.  However, delicious food is important at any football event, whether it’s a game-watching party in your family room or a tailgate party near the gridiron.

There are a zillion recipes out there for hearty food your guests will happily gobble down.  But you want to enjoy your crowd and the game, not get sidelined in the kitchen.  The solution?  Takeout or party catering from a terrific restaurant.  My personal favorite to go restaurant is Buca di Beppo. Their super team can have your game-day feast prepared and ready for curbside pickup in just one hour.

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Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant To Go FoodHigh society matrons have known it for generations, and most of us are at least aware of wedding catering … but there’s a secret to easy entertaining that had to be spelled out for me:  The trick to throwing a fabulous bash —one that you yourself can share in and enjoy with your guests -- is ordering takeout from one of the great catering restaurants in your area!

Now this doesn’t mean serving your guests takeout food from cardboard containers or styrofoam clamshells – that wouldn’t do at all.  But it does mean you don’t have to prepare an entire banquet for a large group, that you can simply clean and decorate your home, set a lovely table, take your time dressing and primping, and still serve your guests food that’s a feast for the senses.  And it means you can do it without being an exhausted wreck at your own party!

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Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant giftcardsCooler temperatures, school and football season starting, the approach of the holidays ...  fall’s the time to make happy plans to see the people who matter, check your budget and start your holiday gift list!  You’ll need to find special somethings for all your nearest and dearest, as well as hostess gifts, presents for teachers and caregivers, in-laws, and a special holiday gift or two just in case--you don’t want to be caught empty handed!

Buca di Beppo gift card certificates make popular presents because dining with us is an event.  We serve yummy Italian food family style in a comfortable, fun environment that’s festive year ‘round, even more so during the holidays.  Purchase gift certificates from Buca and, if you’re lucky, the recipient will bring you along!

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Holiday Party Planning

Give friends, family and/or colleagues the gift of a great time by planning a memorable holiday theme party this season. Follow just a few event planning guidelines and you’ll find it’s really easy to put together a special event that will please your guests and put everybody in the mood for the holidays.

Buca di Beppo specializes in party planning, and every one of our restaurants puts a professional party planner at your disposal to help with fun holiday party ideas for your celebration. Here’s a sample of some party planning tips to get you started.

 

 

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