Why you should start planning your EOFY event

The end of the financial year is the perfect opportunity to take time and reflect on the outstanding effort and hard work of your team that have gone towards achieving the goals of your business over the past 12 months. Creating a EOFY celebration can stimulate morale and foster growth in your team by congratulating and celebrating the efforts of your team.

Before you progress in working out the finer details, it is always best to take a minute and think about the type of celebration you would like to create for your team; is there a theme? Will it be more of a cocktail event? Will there be activities? Will you host a company lunch? Once you have checked with your team and decided on your event type, it is time to put together your budget and begin working through the finer details. AT PEN Catering, we have been creating delicious catering options for EOFY celebrations for over 20 years so it is safe to say we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve.  

Show gratitude to your staff

Research published by the Bank of Queensland showed more than a third of small business owners say the end of financial year is the most stressful time. Having excess administration and paperwork makes this time of year particularly stressful while also added pressure to meet deadlines and hit sales target contributes to increased pressure and stress. EOFY can be an opportunity to show appreciation and boost morale while, after a few stressful months, will help to build a more relaxed environment and create a more united team.

Beyond providing fabulous corporate catering for you EOFY event, it is important to map out how your company will show its thanks. From awards to staff members and speeches from company executives there are plenty of ways your company can show its appreciation.

Strengthen your client relationships

Throwing a EOFY event can also be an effective way to spread your thanks to your clients and customers for their continued support across the previous 12 months. An EOFY can be used as a strategic tool the foster and build these relationships also, and act as a facilitator for future projects, partnerships, or collaborations with key stakeholders. By bringing together customer, clients, and team members alike, this can build unity and a teamwork mentality to key, upcoming partnership, projects and collaborations.

Choosing a style or theme to your event

It is always important that you also have fun while trying to plan an event. Starting with theme type can also be a way to make the event more interesting and fun. Considering dress code, colours in decorations or overall theme of the event can play an important factor in how your event will entertain guests and keep the celebration fun, social and in good spirits.

A company lunch or breakfast?

A company lunch is a great alternative to your typical EOFY party. It’s a fabulous way to bring your entire team together and let delicious EOFY catering and food be the centre of attention. A company lunch can also be a weight off your shoulders and overall, a much simpler process, one that is also easier on the budget too. With a bit of scouting and decorating you can turn a standard office space into a great spot for your next company lunch and often enough you will find you don’t even need to bother finding a venue. Looking at utilising a conference space or lunchroom is often a useful option in these scenarios. At PEN Catering, there are plenty of options to create an outstanding variety of flavours and taste

Breakfast is also another popular option to show your thanks following the EOFY and a perfect way to get the new financial year started off on the right foot. Checkout PEN Catering’s range of delicious breakfast items and range of drinks and juices to setup your perfect breakfast.

Selecting the menu

Deciding on the right catering selection can always be daunting. Mapping out guest numbers, dietaries and a balance of catering options to provide variety on the table can be a stressful task. An important consideration is to take into account the event that you’re having. The event type will often dictate the catering items that you ultimately select. 

At PEN Catering, it’s safe to say we’re experts at catering your EOFY events. For over the last 20 years we have consistently created successful events that serve up delicious catering to your guests. Whether you're choosing options for your standing cocktail event, outdoor activity, company lunch or staff breakfast we have you covered. Contact our catering consultants on 02 9571 7288 or orders@pencatering.com.au to get started on planning your next event.