28 Sep Inspired Corporate Events
One of our favorite things to do is create experiences that foster memories for years to come. In business settings, creating those shared experiences can be especially important – and challenging – as modern workplaces often mean having employees in many different locales. Over our 20 years of seasoned hospitality we’ve worked with hundreds of local organizations of all sizes to help create successful events from board meetings and holiday parties to employee celebrations and summer barbeques.
Recently we had the opportunity to work with ZUMIEZ, a Seattle-based retailer with hundreds of stores across the US and Canada. Melody Todd, Office Manager and Executive Liaison of Zumiez was tasked with creating a memorable event within their modest budget.
The leadership team wanted a break from their “ordinary” corporate events, so they enlisted the help of Herban Feast!
Melody had a vision of a farm-to-table meal so she took to Pinterest and started a storyboard. She reserved The Lodges on Vashon, and needed to make the event really shine. It was then that she met with BJ Duft, owner of Herban Feast, to walk through the space and dream about the possibilities. “BJ and his team were able to make the space feel so organically luxurious.”
The venue, coupled with Herban Design Studio’s inspiration, created the perfect backdrop to foster casual interaction among employees. The cuisine was customized to encourage guests to get up and interact. Our signature Sweet Potato and Dungeness Crab Cakes were passed, along with Seared Ahi Wonton Tacos, while guests mingled. A craft-your-own wood-fired pizza oven drew employees to share the experience of making their own unique creation. At the tables, Taku Glazed Wild Salmon Skewers were served family style with Heirloom Caprese Salad and Grilled Tender Beef Loin Kebabs.
“We shared delicious, inspired food around tables, family style, passing wine and engaging in conversation. The nature of our company is really fast paced, and we are always connected to screens and not always connected to each other. The setting was perfectly styled, to really build our Zumiez community.“
“I am happy to recommend BJ and the Herban Feast team to any local business or individual looking to create a personal and unique dining experience. They don’t just design a menu and cater a meal. They connect to the client’s vision and deliver an engaging and thoughtful dining creation, with just a touch of magic!”
Interested in adding some inspiration to your corporate event? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.932.4717.