How to arrange food services and options for corporate events – Things to keep in mind.

 
foods arrangements for business events
 

Organizing corporate events require intense planning to the minute detail. These preparations can be daunting if left to the last minute. Here are a few tips to remember in order to avoid last minute panic attacks.

 

Numbers

 

Have a rough head count and always prepare for more to turn up, as it always better to have more space than less. Thus make sure seating, food and other facilities are prepared for more people than your estimated amount.

 

Time plan

 

Make a plan of everything you need beforehand with the estimated time duration for each activity such as catering, decorations, flowers. As most event guides in event blogs such as Events and Festivals Blog might suggest it is important to assign days to complete each task and check it off the list.

 

Equipment

 

When trying to discuss a serious commercial resolution, the last thing you need is someone without a plate or a glass. Your corporate event venue, will provide the required utensils, glassware and cutlery based on your requirement, although it doesn’t hurt to double check.

 

Staff

 

Don’t be ashamed to get help. Make sure you have plenty of catering staff, decorating staff and serving stuff giving you freedom to focus on the corporate matters at hand.

 


Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

Glycemic Index and Healthy Living – Stay healthy with the right choices

blood sugar measurment

Picking the right foods is of great importance for diabetic patients. What you eat makes a great impact on your condition; a plate of white rice may have a quick spike on blood sugar levels where as it wouldn’t be the same with a salad.

 

What is a Glycemic Index (GI)

 

Using a glycemic index is one of the best ways to choose healthy food. This is a tool that measures the amount of blood sugar boosted by the food you eat.

 

How does it work

 

Food with a GI of 28 increases blood sugar only 28 percent as much as glucose. Food with a GI of 95 has the same effect pure glucose has on your blood sugar level. Simply stick to food items with a low GI, for a healthy living.

 

What food

 

 

Low GIs: Most fruits, grains, nuts, and vegetables 
Moderate GIs: Breakfast cereals, white rice, corns, sweet potatoes, and yams 
High GIs ( > 70): Cakes, doughnuts, white bread and most crackers 

 

Other ways for healthy living

 

Apart from cutting down your sugars and managing food intake, a proper exercise regimen will help your health in every manner.

Swimming, jogging and all contact sports are always the best options. If you are living or working in Canada, you may train with establishments like First Class Personal Training that offer in home personal training in Toronto.

 
 


Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

Sri Lankan Cuisine To Try Out -A Taste of Lanka!

Sri Lanka is a land of many wonders. Take a bite of its feisty and unique cuisine and you’ll discover that some of these wonders can be found in its food as well!

 

Sri Lankan Cuisine | Free-Photos by Pixabay | CC0 Public Domain

Sri Lankan Cuisine | Free-Photos by Pixabay | CC0 Public Domain

 

Rice and Curry

 

 

The amalgamation of rice and curry is a match made in heaven. For many Sri Lankans living a day without eating rice and curry is a day that is not well lived! LOL You will come across this everywhere during your travel here whether you’re sitting down for meal at a café in Galle, at a luxury hotel the likes of the Pegasus Reef Hotel; or at the fine dining restaurants in Wattala, Kandy, Colombo or any other major city. There are many different kinds of rice just as there are curries. If you’re health conscious stick to red or basmati rice. When it comes to curry, they come in all different flavours and colours ranging from the beloved parippu (dhal curry) to the mouthwatering kukul mas (chicken) curry.

 

Milk Rice

 

 

If there’s any event to be celebrated- New Year, first day at school, coming of age or a wedding; Milk Rice will be there at the table. To make Milk Rice, one must first boil the rice with salt then when it’s cooked, add coconut milk and boil again. The cooked rice is then spread on a big plate and when its cooled, cut into either squares or diamond shapes. It’s either served along with the spicy katta sambol or with jaggery (palm sugar).

 

Hoppers

 

 

You’ve got to be hopping mad if you miss hoppers when in Sri Lanka! If you’re wondering what hoppers are, they’re sort of a crispy pancake that’s made out of rice flour. There are four different kinds of hoppers or aappa to try out. The savoury ones are the plain aappa and the biththara aappa or egg hopper. The latter has a egg in the middle of it. Then there are the sweet hoppers, the peni aappa (honey hopper) and the kiri aappa (milk hopper). The savoury ones are eaten with katta sambol and some sort of curry while the sweeter are eaten as they are.

 

Kotthu

 

 

The queen of all street food in Sri Lanka! Koththu is a dish that features strips of godamba roti that’s mixed together with vegetables, fish or meat. This mixing is really interesting to watch and listen. The koththu chef puts everything together on a special flat stove and then chops it up with two steel plates. The noise from all the chopping and the mixing sounds like a mash up of house music / beat boxing!

 

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+