Los Angeles Downtown News: How earlyshould people start planning a corporate event?
ErikaBreitkopf: It really depends on the size. The larger the event, the more time you should allow for planning. When we’re talking about holiday partiesand things like that, people start planning, gosh, sometimes a year ahead. Generally speaking two to three months is pretty safe.
Q: How much should you expect to spend on each person for an officeparty?
A: Everything we do is customized based on the client, their budget and style of event. When you’re looking at just a drop-off it can be anywhere from $20-$30 a person. If you’re looking forsomething that’s more of a sit-down dinner it could go up to $50-$60 depending on what’s on the menu.
Q: How do you decide what food to serve? When should it be a fancy meal as opposed to more casualfare?
A: It’s going to be based on whatever vibe and feeling the person planning the party wants. Do they want something that’s fun and a little more relaxed? Is this an office party or are theycelebrating something? Are they thanking their employees for a job well done? Because we’re Mexican food it tends to be a little more fun and a little more relaxed, yet we still are what I consider finedining.
Q: In addition to food, what other things do you offer for events at your place? Staff? Entertainment? Decorations?
A: We do full-service catering both onsite and off. We can plan anythingwhether you need a little help with the timeline or the execution of the event, or assistance in hiring other vendors.
Q: Should corporate events include alcohol?
A: Most of them do. It’s very...