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Learn2 Plan a Company Picnic (continued)
Step 5: Plan the menu

Now's the time to decide between a catered or potluck meal, or hot dogs purchased from a bulk food store. Deli sandwiches or cheese and meat platters are two more options. Be sure to provide options for vegetarians and people on restricted diets. Let people know on the invitations what type of food will be served.

Outside vendors such as caterers or food services can ease the burden of feeding a large number of people. In some U.S. states, it's illegal to serve food to groups of more than 600 without a catering license, so be sure to know the law in your area. Communication is the key to working with outside vendors. Confirm everything that's agreed upon, and get everything in writing.

In your notebook, write your menu and corresponding shopping list. Don't forget suplementary items such as coals, paper products, and extra garbage bags. Note: When estimating how much food you'll need, it's better to err on the generous side rather than run out of food.

If you opt for a potluck, divide employees into groups, giving one type of course (salads, entrees, desserts) to each.



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Introduction
Step 1: Get organized
Step 2: Set up your budget
Step 3: Consider a raffle
Step 4: Choose a location
Step 5: Plan the menu
Step 6: Send the invitations
Step 7: Entertain the troops

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