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A Trump card for a Buffet Menu Fit for a President – Playing the Donald Trump’s Game!

When we recently wrote about what would make a perfect Donald Trump event buffet Menu, we got a lot of feedback from a cross section of people but more interesting was a close associate from within the circles. What they alluded to was our close facts to what a President Trump Buffet Menu would look like and what it took for a professional caterer to deliver such a high demanding yet potentially rewarding event. With a little extra feedback, we give our views in regards to how you too can leverage this knowledge to force a Trump-like event using the tricks of the most powerful man on the planet.

First things first, this is not an ordinary citizen. He’s the president of the United states of America and part of his powers now extend far beyond by a huge magnitude the normal phone call for event buffet. None the less, this is a guy that we’ve been reliably informed loves his food, and the highest quality of it though not necessarily of the highest dollar.

The scenario we posed in the last article was for a caterer to imagine out of the blue that that rare phone call comes in from the man himself; President Trump or his associates/aides to say… well, I need a class catering company to lighten up my upcoming event as am hosting my mates and their mates and partners. Again, wild as it may sound, its one those scenarios every professional caterer prepares for and has to. Potential event catering customers come in all shapes and sizes and even for their wildest dreams, they should still expect and rightly so to be catered for and their guests to the fullest. The greatest burden of such events comes with the level of organisation that it takes to pull it off on the part of both the caterer and the customer.

First, the quality of the food should be expected to obviously be of the highest stands than normal but this has to be matched with the greatest attention to every single detail possible for the event. This doesn’t mean that you should fear to pay for top dollar though. Play the Trump card by positioning yourself as a gateway to the lucrative market from mates, associates and their mates. The caterer is more than likely to consider this a much better proposition with his focus on the business after the business.

At Benons Catering, we have shared some and I guess much in similar to many other caterers many unique and high demanding experiences and expectations from our guests. This is what professional caterers should be there for. Whether it be arranging a hot late Sunday buffet with your guests for like we recently had for Aldi staff and best of all, on the tills or that abrupt change of mind for a budget buffet under £2 per guest for a next day service, the experience is wide but demand that it’s met.

So how should you expect your caterer to respond to your need in the same nature of President Trump when he makes that phone call? Well, the best caterers are best prepared for any situation be it a roller coaster experience where information is flowing so quickly a jet couldn’t fly fast enough. Besides this being a high end customer, professional caterers are well aware such clients come with fluid expectations. These caterers are prepared for changes by the minute and worst case scenario an order cancellation with no recourse. As a customer, expect a buffet proposal for such a high end client to certainly take several forms. This is not simply a two or three buffet menu choice proposal approach like we normally provide at Benons Catering. To help your caterer and yourself keep changes to the very minimum, it would be best at the first opportunity to link up with the together with your caterer or indeed your advisors and try to realign all expectation first hand.

Playing the Trump card means that you should press for a menu pricing regime that’s likely to be at the lower end for margins for these kinds of events. At the same time, place the expectations so high but not unbearably high for your caterer. Reinforce the idea to your caterer that the opportunities for the caterer arising out of such an opportunity are immense so they buy into the event’s future potential. Get a caterer who’s readily available to communicate as it’s likely changes to the menu will come in thick and fast as you get feedback from your guests. It’s best the caterer keeps their phone ready and fully charged and their email on standby notice just as a session in anger management could be of great help to them.

We’re informed President Trump is a very keen guy when it comes to his food but also very picky on what he eats. Reconciling the two can be a great challenge for a mid-level caterer so ensure you will be dealing with a high end caterer with the structures in place to handle all the pressure that comes with this nature of proposition. Besides, there is all the compliance issues that come with the job relating to security clearance, health and safety, food hygiene and the rest of it for customers like President Trump.

All that aside, what sort of food would entice such a customer and their guests? Well, caterers have to have a grasp of their non-mainstream cuisine skills especially those relating to fish, fruits, vegetables, and exotic cuisines. Food cooking and preparation skills have to be in plenty and we’re told President Trump is a big fun of these. This however cannot be a cast in stone thinking so don’t let your caterer revel and busk in the glory of the company of the high end guest and their attires donning the well laid tables.


If anything we’ve seen is to go by, especially this week’s sacking of his intelligence chief, Director Comey, on the day, we now know this is a man who can change his mind on a whim; and for his money and status, rightly so. This is something that can be important in getting your caterer plan a meticulous spread knowing what to expect though admittedly, this is a hand that has to be played with great care. For a lad of President Trump’s stature, we are informed this is a guy that’s good for his food and surrounds himself with pals that are like him. As such, caterers will know that only the finest ingredients can do, as President Trump’s attention to quality is second to none we’re told. Be prepared to sniff out any poor quality ingredients and do what the big guy does best, be prepared to deliver to your caterer the unexpected should any part of the buffet food fall below par. With president Trump, what happens in that situation only God can possibly tell. He’s a man never afraid of judicial recourse so caterers working with him have to expect a big invoice from him instead, should anything go wrong.

The catering team at this level knows that they should never at any moment consider the event done until its done. President Trump is a man unafraid of surprises sometimes unsavoury ones. He could ask the full catering team to be replaced for no apparent reason other than a moment’s bad thought. Besides the pressures from the etiquette that comes with such events, professional caterers at this level cannot let a moment’s lapse in concentration for the full duration of the event. Should things go wrong in anyway, be prepared to deliver all and any retributions.

This is a game of very high stakes and no faint hearted caterer participates in such jobs. The consequences could easily outweigh any benefits for any professional catering company.


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