Step 6: The follow-up
Culinary Cologne: The kitchen party
You’ve spent so much time preparing, chopping, stirring and cooking. But after all the long preparations, the event itself was over in a flash. There’s really no absolute measure of time. It’s all relative: the moments of happiness, the intense enjoyment of different flavours, the lightness of being! We enjoyed every second. The kitchen and the dining hall are now the stage of a follow-up event. The washing-up is waiting, but the hard-core crew is still here, ready to celebrate a relaxed kitchen party!
Event planning: The event is over, but your work is far from finished — following up an event
A good follow-up phase is just as important as the preparation phase of an event, but the importance of the follow-up is often underestimated. This includes a coordinated clean-up and dismantling session with renewed vigour, the reassessment of your goals, paying the bills, sending thank-you messages to all of your partners, and follow-up activities including photos, films or even a logbook. All of these activities put the final point on your event and ensure that it will have a lasting effect!