A client may already be trying to figure out how to save money on their reception before they have even identified the event's business goals or objectives. Even though clients try cut food and beverage costs, this is an area that should be given a high priority by both meeting planners and their clients. One of the factors by which meeting participants judge the overall success and enjoyment of an event is by the food and drinks offered to them. Therefore, if clients choose to be frugal with reception foods and beverages, meeting participants may rate the event as less than stellar.
A way in which clients can save money while still providing participants with excellent food options is by having a dessert reception. There are many confections that a pastry chef can create that will be satisfactory to almost every palate. These sweet treats can also be easy on the client's wallet as well. A dessert reception can bring a luscious ending to long, hard day of meetings and presentations. Instead of splurging on expensive hors d'oeuvres that may or not be well-received by guests, meeting planners and clients may wish to consider dessert foods instead. These little treats will be a tasty and welcome surprise to weary participants.