June 24, 2021 • Food5 min read

Party Catering for Your Summer Bash | Just Eat for Business

While the so-called Freedom Day may have been delayed until July, it's still the perfect time to plan your work summer party. And thankfully, we're here to bring your colleagues delicious party food, whether it's a virtual or an in-person bash.

England was meant to open up on 21st June, but the so-called 'Freedom Day' has been postponed until July. While that may mean that offices remain closed until then, it's still the ideal time to start planning your work summer celebrations. Whether that's a virtual party or a welcome-back office bash, at Just Eat for Business we're the experts in delicious (and hassle-free) corporate party catering. So, why not take a look at some of our favourite party food and drinks options that your teams will love?

From pop-up cocktail bars to at-home party hampers, interactive online cooking classes to burger vans, we've got a world of tasty corporate party catering options for you to choose from. And with all dietaries, budgets, and preferences covered, your upcoming work summer party is bound to go off without a hitch. So, just scroll down to start your summer party planning...

In-person Work Party Catering

When 19th July 2021 arrives, all lockdown restrictions should hopefully be lifted and we can finally celebrate with our colleagues in person once more. So, it's time to get planning! Whether you're hosting in the office, at a venue, or in the great outdoors, our party pop-ups will make the perfect addition to your work do.

Refreshing Bowls - Maki & Bowl

Poke bowls on a bright pink surface

Summer parties call for even summery foods - and Maki & Bowl certainly knows a thing or two about that. With a poké bowl pop-up, each of your colleagues will tuck into a big bowl of goodness made to order. With fresh and tasty ingredients like mango, sweetcorn and avocado, as well as a choice of protein-packed toppings and mouth-watering sauces, your work summer party will be one to remember.

And fear not about forgetting special dietary requirements because Maki & Bowl can cover them all! With vegan, veggie, no-gluten, and no-nuts options, no one has to suffer through the evening with just a bowl of sad lettuce leaves.

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Perfect Platters - Platter Up

Platter including salmon, veggies, eggs and dip

Looking for that WOW factor? Well, Platter Up can definitely deliver that for you! With beautiful, sprawling spreads of tasty nibbles - savoury and sweet - your party guests are bound to be impressed. Two metres of cheeses, fruits and charcuterie? Yes, please! French desserts table? Why not?

And if you want to spend less time washing up and more time having fun, you can add on bamboo boat plates and wooden forks. Then, all you need to worry about is piling them up high with tasty food!

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Themed Cocktail Bars - Christabel's

Outdoor cocktail bar with cocktails on the counter

No staff party is complete without a tipple or two, so why not book Christabel's pop-up cocktail bars for your summer bash? Choose between two themes: botanical or disco - it's up to you!

Betty the Botanical Cocktail Bar is perfect for outdoor gatherings. It includes two built-in herb gardens and produces jaw-dropping cocktails made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Gloria the Disco Cocktail Bar, on the other hand, would be well suited to a fun-filled office party, and comes with a giant rotating disco ball, mirrored backdrop and laser lights. The ultimate summer party vibe.

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Burger Feast - Bang Bang Burger

Juicy burgers on blue plates

Light bites and refreshing bowls are perfect for summer parties, but so are dirty burgers oozing with cheese and sauce. And that's exactly what Bang Bang Burger can bring to your corporate event. Using award-winning suppliers, Bang Bang Burger creates mouth-watering patties enhanced with delicious sauces made in house.

For your party pop-up, Bang Bang Burger offers a menu to impress. From meaty to veggie, cheesy to vegan, there's something for the whole team to enjoy!

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Sushi Chef Extravaganza - The Sushi Chef

Sushi chef holding out a platter of sushi

Whether you want sushi platters, a dim sum pop-up, or even a live sushi demo at your work summer party, The Sushi Chef has you covered on all fronts. Bring the most experienced Japanese chefs in London to your party, and watch your guests' jaws drop with surprise.

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Something for Dessert - Chelsea Creperie

Crepe with chocolate sauce on a white plate

Every summer party needs something sweet to top off a great night, and that's what Chelsea Creperie does best. Delicious French crepes made to order. Your colleagues can choose between a varitety of scrumptious flavours including lemon and sugar, Nutella, banana and chocolate, and strawberry and chocolate. There are even vegan and no-gluten versions to please the whole team!

And for those who don't have a sweet tooth, there are delicious savoury options too. Yum!

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Check out the rest of our exciting pop-up options here!

Virtual Work Party Catering

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual work parties have grown in popularity. And it's actually not that tricky to plan one - just take a look at our top virtual party planning tips if you need a little help! Virtual celebrations can take many different forms, but one thing any successful virtual work do should include is delicious food and drinks. So, that's where Just Eat for Business comes in. We can deliver virtual party catering options that your team will love, directly to their homes. Just take a look at our options below.

Bespoke Party Hampers - Country City Catering

BBQ hamper filled with meats, salads, breads and more

Country City Catering's summer party hampers proved to be a favourite among our customers last year, so your teams are bound to love them this year too. Offering a bespoke and tailored service, Country City Catering takes all your needs into account - from budget to dierary requirements. So, whether you would like all the bells and whistles or you want to keep it simple, there's a party hamper for you.

Both the Quintessentially British Picnic and the Great British BBQ boxes are ideal for a fine summer's day, and are sure to go down a treat. So, get ordering now!

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Virtual Cocktail Making Classes - GOAT

Cocktail making kit ingredients and tools in a cardboard box

When you can't go to the cocktail bar, let the cocktail bar come to you. GOAT creates exciting online cocktail making experiences, which are ideal for virtual work parties. All you need to do is choose your class - there are a few themes to pick from - and wait for your cocktail kits to arrive in the post. They each come with the ingredients and tools needed to create five delicious cocktails during your online class.

Then it's time to dial in and get shaking, stirring and - of course - sipping. Cheers!

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Sweet Treats - Mademoiselle Macaron

Box of colourful macarons

For a sophisticated virtual party treat, why not order boxes of tasty French macarons for your guests to enjoy? In each box, you'll receive an assortment of Mademoiselle Macaron's delicious flavours: raspberry, lemon, vanilla, pistachio, salted caramel, and chocolate. You can order boxes of six, 12 or 18, and even get your macarons company branded.

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Pizza Party Kits - Pizza Pilgrims

Someone making pizza in a frying pan

If you want something quick, easy and fun for your colleagues to make during your virtual party, Pizza Pilgrims' DIY kits are ideal. Without any fancy equipment needed, they can create tasty pizzas in their frying pans! Delivering to homes nationwide, these DIY Neapolitan pizza kits come in three tasty varieties: Margherita, Nduja, and vegan mushroom and olives.

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Summer Afternoon Teas - Piglets Pantry

Afternoon tea items on a floral picnic blanket

Piglets Pantry is well known for its delicious afternoon tea boxes that can be delivered nationwide. They come in meaty, veggie and vegan varieties, so will be a hit with the whole team. The Garden Party Afternoon Tea will make the perfect addition to your virtual summer festivities, and comes complete with savoury nibbles, scones, and cakes.

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Online Cooking Classes - The Cookaway

Person taking part in an online cooking course on their laptop

Another of our favourite interactive virtual party experiences are the cooking classes led by The Cookaway. Choose between popular cuisines like Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Indian and get your aprons at the ready. Tune into the online class and share photos your creations afterwards via your company intranet for a cooking competition your colleagues won't forget.

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Looking for even more virtual party hamper options? Click here to discover a world of choice.

At Just Eat for Business, we're the experts in corporate party catering - for both in-person and virtual celebrations. So, if you'd like to book one of our party pop-ups or order some delicious hampers for your teams, don't hesitate to get in touch. One of our account managers will be on hand to help you shortly.

Party on! 🎉

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