EVENT IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT CORPORATE GATHERING
While large scale corporate gatherings were halted for much of 2020 and into 2021, many companies found creative ways to engage their associates through virtual events and happy hours, online cooking classes, and other fun, social and distant gatherings.
As we look to the last few months of 2021 and beyond, we see companies eagerly planning events to gather their associates together in person. Holiday parties, annual meetings, and other celebrations are making their way back to the calendar. Ready to get your team together, but not sure what to do? Here are some unique and easy ideas for your next company outing.
Indoor Go-Kart Racing
Head to one of Autobahn’s several locations in Maryland or Virginia and send your team to race cars and have a blast. Want to make a night of it? Partner with us and serve a fabulous team lunch or dinner on site.
Winery & Vineyards Visit
With over 300 wineries in the state of Virginia, there are many to choose from. Not sure where to start? We can provide a list of recommendations, and in many cases, offer catering options, from simple tasting accompaniments to a full meal. Most wineries offer private tours and tastings. Be sure to plan transportation or have designated drivers!
Build Your Own Charcuterie Board
Grazing boards are all the rage. We take them from intimidating images on Instagram, and make them easy and accessible for all. We supply the boards, the food and the direction. You provide the group ready to get crafty, eat well, and have a great time.
Cooking Class with Chef Kyle
Gather your team for an evening of culinary fun! Allow Chef Kyle to lead your team through the preparation of a fabulous custom designed menu. The best part? Enjoying a meal from first course through dessert that your team prepares together. Create a special cocktail recipe made exclusively for your team. Your group will head home with all the recipes and some new culinary skills!
Paint Your Own Pottery
Throughout the DMV region, there are pottery spots like Create Like Crazy that will host your corporate team. Many also allow you to pick up supplies, or take advantage of their delivery services. They supply the paints and pottery, whether you paint at their location or your own. They will fire your painted pieces and have them ready in 7-10 days. This is a great, easy activity that pairs well with wine, beer, and light hors d’oeuvres.
Get Together to Give Back
The Capitol Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. They have locations in DC and Virginia, and offer number of program opportunities for corporate volunteering. Check their website for a calendar of scheduled events, or consider options from the multiple custom engagement opportunities they outline as well.
At Catering by Seasons, we believe that teams that play together, stay together. Creating opportunities for your associates to connect outside of the work day always pays off. When these gatherings call for food and drinks? We are always a phone call or email away to help make your event a success. Whatever you decide to do, make the time and make it happen. You will be glad you did.
I can’t say enough great things about our entire experience planning our daughter's Bat Mitzvah with Glynis Keith, Catering Manager, with Catering by Seasons.
Everything about working with Catering by Season, from the planning, communication, to the execution was phenomenal!
Catering By Seasons exceeded my expectation. I used them for a brunch at my house after my son’s bar mitzvah. The level of professionalism along with their responsiveness made me feel at ease right away.