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Organize a successful starting pot?!

After long and loyal services, the time to leave to ring for you?! Whether it’s retirement, a transfer or the end of a contract, it’s a good time to spend a final time with your employees. The right opportunity: it’s the starting pot. To succeed, you have to rely on quality food and impeccable service. You organize your starting pot and you really want to mark your collaborators?? Find out in this article the key points to reach your goal.


To successfully organize your starting event, the first step is the preparation of the event. We are talking about a pot, the crucial question must then be the place of the meeting. On the face of it, the first idea that should come to mind is to find a splendid place to put your employees at ease. You are wrong, but there is a lot of risk in this initiative. The search for a chic setting can run out of steam on your budget. Then you’re going to have to rethink your ambitions. For example, you can set up the conference room in your work environment and use it for the farewell party. It may look too formal, but one thing is for sure, you will have the advantage of advancing in known terrain. If, on the other hand, you are in the business of completely disconnecting your colleagues from the work environment, consider the local bistro. The advantage here is that the meeting will be freer. You can choose bars that offer original concepts such as karaoke, roof-tops, bowling alleys, etc. These places are better able to guarantee a relaxed, friendly and warm atmosphere.

Time for a treat

What marks a starting pot company is above all the menu. You’re going to have to make a nice table to delight your guests. For the occasion, nothing will be too much. But be careful, do not adopt the routine of packet of chips or peanuts. Remember, this is your last day with your colleagues?! So be imaginative and offer them things to eat and drink that they will love. For example, you can offer your guests specialties prepared by you or purchased. An aperitif dinner, fine dishes and a snack will delight your guests. The idea here is to present enough food by breaking with déjà vu.

Choose a good caterer

For your event, a business processor is the key to meeting all your catering needs. Whatever the size of your budget, your caterer can concoct a menu worthy of the name consisting not only of dishes from various backgrounds,but also of refreshment. Imagine a table lined with cakes, mini sandwiches, skewers, pastries or macaroons. In this area, the Montreal caterer has been particularly noteworthy. Specializing in large group, corporate, or wedding events, this caterer has the distinction of offering a kitchen prepared in giant pans. Depending on your preferences, you will be entitled to cuisine from Europe, the East, America or Asia. A Burgundy beef, a Spanish paella, a butter chicken, a Moroccan tagine or a homemade Mac and cheese won’t hurt anyone.

The other advantage in soliciting the services of a caterer is the quality of service. Note that a buffet prepared by a caterer is enough to give weight to your image. This is no longer just a starting pot, it is a goodbye meeting worthy of the name. Be sure that your line managers will keep a very good image of you.

Think of the surprises

To enhance your starting pot, a few surprises are sure to do all the guests good. At this level, there is no need to dream big. Take care to select photos of the highlights in the company and prepare for example a guest book. If you want to do more effects, use the same photos and create a slideshow, a targeted playlist to bring to life the moments of joy spent together. If you have modest ambitions, just make a badge with ‘?’ thank you?”‘ to share with the guests.

After party

A starting pot is also speeches. Even if you don’t particularly like exercise, this time you’re going to have to submit to it. Then prepare yourself accordingly. So you don’t run out of words, just make a little speech. Attention?! This is a goodbye party, so don’t play the grandiloquent. Be simple. There is also no need to pour into hypocrisy. If you don’t have a lot to say, a few words of thanks are enough. You can recall interesting and amusing anecdotes from your career in the company.

On the other hand, don’t make your starting pot an opportunity to settle your account. So avoid expressing your resentments and instead think about catching up.

We really enjoyed the concept of the Gourmand Poêlon. Thanks to your dynamic and friendly team we had an original and different recognition dinner from previous years.

The employees were really impressed to see the preparation of the dishes in the big frying pans. The food was excellent and the service impeccable.

Thank you for making our dinner a great success.

Bell Canada

I wanted to say a big thank you for the good meal you cooked us. I really enjoyed it and had only good feedback from my work teammates.
This meal once again contributed to the great success of this party.
It will be a pleasure to try a new dish next year!

City of Longueuil

What an original concept! The Gourmand Pan, without a doubt, contributed to the success of the tropical Christmas lunch! A variety of meals, excellent cuisine, excellent presentation, professional service. We surprised all our guests with your unique concept that simply offered a great change of scenery! Looking forward to sharing another meal with you!


Your service was impeccable, welcoming and very original! We only received good feedback from all our guests. We were pleased with the quality of the food. The Paella was a huge success! A service to recommend without hesitation!

Wedding Veronique and Antonio

If you are reading this, it means that you are looking for a caterer. Stop looking! You just found it! I chose Le Poelon for a corporate event for 285 people at Astral Media. Of all the events I have organized, it is for the Poelon Gourmand that I received the most comments. It’s unanimous that everyone loves them. This weekend, for 30 years of my daughter, I again called the Pan Gourmand. The quality of the food, presentation and service are outstanding. Employees are a kindness and exceptional professionalism The Pan Gourmand is more than a caterer, it’s an experience. I recommend it for all kinds of events and for all budgets. You won’t be disappointed.

Celine Fitzgérald

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