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5 tips for choosing unique corporate catering ideas for your event

Bring the party with Pan-n-Ice ice cream catering

Coming up with unique corporate catering ideas is hard work! There are so many creative choices nowadays, and it’s not always easy to find the perfect match for your brand. You need something that brings a unique flavour to your corporate event, and that ties in with your brand and the vibe of the occasion. But how do you choose the perfect corporate catering idea, and what should you even look for when making your decision?
Here at Pan-n-Ice, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what makes corporate event catering awesome. Our world-famous ice cream rolls are a firm favourite at corporate events across the UK, and professionals are already going nuts for our new frozen cocktails (like our ice cream rolls, but with booze!). So, to help you on your quest for corporate catering ideas, we’ve put together our top 5 things that go into amazing catering.  

1. Catering should be delicious AND entertaining

If you’re looking for a truly unique corporate catering idea, find a corporate event caterer that brings personality and fun to your event. Your guests don’t want to just shuffle along in a queue and pick up a cookie in a napkin. They want experiences. They want to feel like they’ve tried something new and exciting!
At Pan-n-Ice, we’re all about bringing a fun, positive experience with every serve. We make all our ice cream in front of your guests’ eyes, so they get a really cool experience as well as beautiful ice cream rolls. All our ice cream chefs are really bubbly and friendly too.

Our Cart in action

2. Make it utterly Instagrammable

Choose corporate event catering that looks amazing, as well as tasting incredible. If it looks good, your guests will be straight on Instagram, posting photos and Instagram Stories of the food and our chefs. This is obviously amazing publicity for your event, and spreads the word about how on-trend your brand is.
Psst… Did you know that Pan-n-Ice has over 400,000 followers on Instagram? Our gorgeous ice cream rolls are handcrafted to Instagram perfection, and people can’t resist filming our ice cream chefs for their Stories.    

3. Choose corporate catering that's truly interactive


  We love interactive corporate catering because it really brings people out of their shells and cranks up the fun levels. At Pan-n-Ice, we encourage customers to get behind the pans and have a go at making their very own ice cream rolls, which always goes down a treat and results in even more fun, Instagram-friendly action!

4. Make it eco-friendly (and vegan-friendly)


More and more people are becoming eco-conscious nowadays, and your corporate catering should factor this in. Some of your corporate guests may not want to use disposable plates, cups or cutlery, so it’s definitely a good idea to offer them an environmentally-friendly alternative or even swap out the disposable stuff entirely. And what about the vegans on your guest list? Does your corporate catering offer them a delicious dairy-free option?

With Pan-n-Ice as your corporate caterer, you can swap out paper serving cups for edible wafer cups, and use compostable spoons instead of plastic. And we have an awesome range of vegan ice cream rolls that taste just as amazing as our dairy rolls. Think ingredients like matcha, blueberries, coconut and avocado.

5. Brand it up for maximum impact


For many companies, one of the most important parts of choosing unique corporate catering ideas is to check whether you can add your company’s branding to any aspect of the catering. Can you customise the menu options and add your own look and feel to the menu itself? How about what the catering team are wearing? It’s a great way to extend the brand experience for your guests and make sure they associate you with all the fun and flavour.

In your bespoke Pan-n-Ice corporate catering package, you can add your branding to our ice cream cart, menus and cups, and even what we’re wearing. You can also choose your own ice cream flavours to have on the menu so that everything is as on-brand as possible and reflects your brand’s values and personality.


Our Branded Cart for Penhaligons 

Hire Pan-n-Ice’s ice cream cart for your corporate event


If you think our fun and quirky ice cream catering experience ticks all the boxes when it comes to awesome corporate catering ideas, we’d love to build you a bespoke corporate catering package for your event. Get in touch with the Pan-n-Ice team today to tell us all about your event. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Q: How much does your ice cream roll hire cost?

A: Our prices start at £690 for 50 servings.

Q: What’s included in the cost?

A: Our ice cream roll hire includes everything we need to make delicious ice cream rolls. So that’s our cart and pans, cups and spoons, team of ice cream chefs, and all the premium ingredients that go into the mix.

Q: How long do you take to set up?

A: We only need 25 minutes to set up. We just unload, move our equipment into place, plug in our cart and let it cool.

Q: How long do you serve for?

A: We typically serve for 2.5 hours, depending on what you need.

Q: What do you do with the leftovers?

A: We care about being sustainable and reducing waste, so we never throw away anything that’s not perishable. Because our ice cream is made to order, we can control how much cream we open.

Q: Can you make vegan ice cream rolls?

A: Yep! We use a coconut cream and add flavours like blueberry, matcha and strawberry.

Q: What if I need more ice cream rolls than I ordered?

A: We always bring some extra supplies with us because we know what it’s like when extra guests turn up. If you need to increase your order on the day, and we have enough ingredients, we’re happy to accommodate.

Q: How far in advance do I need to order if I want a branded experience?

A: If you want personalised cups, we need at least 2 weeks’ notice to get these designed for you. For a branded cart and/or menus, we need a minimum of 5 days.

Q: Do you do events outside the UK?

A: Yes, we do. Get in touch and we’ll see if we can help.

Q: How do I book?

A: Fill out our booking form, or give us a call!


Ready to roll? Get in touch about your event today.