Event planning

The perfect meal

The planning and staging of an event will usually succeed if the planner pays attention to detail and has finesse and razor-sharp calculation skills. That’s why the individual steps of event planning can be very usefully compared with the preparation of an elaborate meal. Each step must be carefully thought through and prepared for. The planner’s relish and enthusiasm will be expressed in the creativity of the basic concept and the meticulousness with which each step is carried out.

Imagine that you’re inviting some dear friends or valued business partners to dinner in your home. You’d like to prepare and serve them a perfect multi-course meal this evening. The goal of a host or hostess who enjoys entertaining is to have the guests well fed and pleasantly surprised by a perfect dinner served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. If this is also your goal, our tips will help you plan and stage an event in a process that unfolds exactly according to your wishes. The challenge lies in the details. Whether you cook exactly according to the recipes in a cookery book or have plenty of experience as a chef de cuisine, we can help you make your event a resounding success. We wish you, the perfect host or hostess, all the applause you deserve, and of course a top rating for your perfect dinner.

The following six steps are a “recipe” expressed in terms of our current thematic focus, “Culinary Cologne”. Read it in order to find out what aspects you need to keep in mind in order to create a convincing event “menu” and stage an unforgettable evening. Within each section you will also find the corresponding checklists. How to begin...