14 Sep 2020 | by Captain Joe


Gala dinners are an important event in your corporate calendar. Every employee waits in anticipation for the annual gala dinner. It shows your team that you care. It's the night when deserving employees are recognised and honoured for all their efforts and hard work. It's a way to express your gratitude to your employees by treating them in the lap of luxury.

The biggest showstopper of the event is, of course – the food. Every attendee looks forward to enjoying a delicious meal surrounded by good company and friends. You cannot go wrong with it. In fact, you need to go the extra mile to wow your employees!

Captain Joe has plenty of experience in corporate events. As the most sought-after corporate gala dinner caterers in Gurgaon, we know how to make a great (and lasting) impression with our delicious food and exquisite service. Here we share a few tips from what we’ve learned catering to successful gala dinners in Gurgaon. We also share a sample menu to inspire you. Let’s get started.

Tips for a Successful Gala Dinner Catering

1. Serve Scrumptious Snacks and Finger Foods


Don't keep your guests hungry until they sit down for the plated meal. Hire professional caterers to serve finger-foods and snacks on plates to your guests throughout the evening. They can keep munching as they listen to speeches and through the award ceremony.

Some delicious starters to serve at your corporate dinner are:

Cheese Sticks Aloo Ball Fry Handi Samosa
Malai Paneer Tikka Veg Tandoori Mushroom Tikka
Veg Pakora Chilli Gobi Spring Roll
Chicken Nuggets Chicken Tikka Chicken Tandoori
Murg Malai Tikka Fish Fingers Honey Chicken
Veg Baby Rolls Grilled Fish Chicken Sheekh Kebab

2. Set up Interactive Live Food Stations

Instead of serving a regular buffet, you can set up live food stations. These are an excellent way for guests to mingle and relax. Food stations make the event feel more personal and customised. Guests can move from one food station to the next, tasting delicious food while having a great time with their colleagues and friends.

Here are some ideas for the best food station for your corporate gala dinner:

Pasta Station


Guests can mix and match pasta and toppings to create a unique dish. Include different pasta varieties like spaghetti, macaroni, penne, etc. Serve different sauces like arrabbiata, marinara, or a creamy alfredo.

Taco Station


You can never go wrong with a taco station. Everyone loves this Mexican dish. Let guests fill their tacos as per their preferences – salsa, beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, onions, diced tomatoes, diced capsicum, etc.

South-Indian dosa station


There is a never-ending choice for dosas: paper dosa, uthappam, masala dosa, rava dosa, paneer dosa, cheese millet dosa, and even chocolate dosa. Appoint a chef who prepares dosas as per the preferences of each guest.

3. Serve Custom Cocktails and Mocktails


Instead of serving the same ol’ drinks, you can spice up your gala dinner menu in India by serving some creative beverages and spirits. Custom cocktails are a great way to impress your guests. Hire a couple of bartenders to create some magic. Don’t forget to include mocktails on the menu to satisfy the thirst of the teetotallers.

4. Finally, Don’t forget the Decadent Desserts


Of course, a meal is incomplete without a sweet end. While choosing desserts, look for mess-free, bite-sized desserts that are easy to eat without spoiling your guests' formal attire. Here are a few dessert choices to inspire you:

Kaju Roll Stick Chena Murgi Rasbhari Stick
Gulab Jamun Rasmalai Jalebi Rabri
Chena Pai Kesari Malpua Gajar Ka Halwa
Moong Dal Halwa Faluda Kesar Stick Kulfi
Icecream Fruit Custard Fruit Cream
Suji Halwa Besan Halwa Kalajaam

Sample Gala Dinner Menu in India

Vegetarian Menu Sample


  • Samosa Chaat
  • Cold Pasta Salad
  • Honey Chilli Potato
  • Veg Pakoras
  • Veg Kebabs

* Served with chutneys, dips, and raita

Main Course

  • Paneer Tikka Masala
  • Punjabi Chole
  • Dal Makhani
  • Vegetable Pulao
  • Navratan Kurma
  • Indian Bread (Naan, Roti, phulka, parota)
  • Saffron Rice
  • Raita


  • Icecream
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Gajar Ka Halwa

Non-Vegetarian Menu Sample


  • Chicken Tikka
  • Fish Fingers
  • Chicken Malai Kebab
  • Mutton Samosa
  • Grilled Fish

* Served with chutneys, dips, and raita

Main Course

  • Butter Chicken
  • Mutton Rogan Gosht
  • Lamb Biryani
  • Cumin Rice
  • Indian Bread (Naan, Roti, phulka, parota)
  • Saffron Rice
  • Raita


  • Icecream
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Gajar Ka Halwa
  • Moong Dal Halwa

A corporate gala dinner says a lot about your company and your brand image. Make yours successful by hosting a fancy gala dinner that your employees will remember for a long time to come. With the right menu, you can create the perfect impression on all your guests.

For more menu ideas and the best corporate party catering in Gurgaon, give our team a ring at +91 989-998-8185 or enquire online. Our friendly team will help you pull off an incredible event that will be the talk of the town.

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