Workers queuing up for food at a corporate bbq

Corporate BBQs Trend and Locations

London companies are realising that they don’t have to “walk over hot coals” to keep staff and clients happy at corporate dos. Gathering them together for an upmarket BBQ is a cost effective and fun way to commemorate milestones. Or just celebrate the fact it’s Friday!

Lots of BBQ venues

Clearly not all London firms have a handy garden or roof terrace to use for entertaining, but fortunately there are a growing number of venues in the capital happy to provide you with the right space and backdrop for summer entertaining.

If your plan is to socialise with staff in a semi-informal event, some of London’s beautiful parks provide BBQ areas, including lovely Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the heart of the capital. But there are many more options. Imagine yourself sipping Pimms or a cold beer amongst colleagues while eating delicious food served in one of London’s beautiful urban squares or a rooftop with a view.

If your company is looking for a way to impress clients without splashing the cash, there are terraces, museums and all manner of quirky venues you can hire which are happy for you to make a BBQ the centre piece.

The British weather may seem a bit of a risk for organising corporate entertaining outdoors but fear not. There are also plenty of London venues encouraging companies to set up BBQ gatherings under a roof. This includes for example, The Conservatory and Garden in Bloomsbury.

Making corporate entertaining hot

Once you have the venue sorted, what else do you need to consider to get your corporate BBQ sizzling?

Well humble sausages and chicken legs probably won’t suit the occasion, but the internet is full of summer food ideas to give staff and clients a treat for their tastebuds. Or some catering companies specialise in BBQ buffets if your MD is not happy about putting on an apron and being in charge.

Equipment and fuel matters

f you do keep costs down and use your own BBQ equipment or hire it in, make sure your corporate event literally doesn’t explode or fail to start! Make sure the equipment is safe and able to produce large quantities of well cooked food, fast.

You could also consider hiring log burning ovens and pizza ovens to use outdoors, a great novel twist for outdoor corporate entertaining. Having reliable equipment that does its job properly often depends on making sure you have a reliable supply of quality gas or solid fuel. Which is where London Gases can help. We would be happy to provide information and advice on the best gas, charcoal or logs to use for your corporate BBQ event.

And with London Gases you can be sure of a reliable cost effective supply, ensuring your company BBQ is red hot on fun, but doesn’t burn a hole in your corporate pocket.