Over 50 years of catering experience can make corporate events appear effortless. But planning a successful gala requires a lot of hard work by a team committed to excellence. Our creative event planners love bringing their unique ideas and superior customer service to special corporate events like the Nordstrom Mayfair Opening Gala and Fashionably Late After Party.
In this post, we give you an inside look into what it takes to plan a Milwaukee corporate event that surpasses all expectations.
How to Plan a Corporate Event in Milwaukee
On October 21, the Nordstrom Mayfair Opening Gala and Fashionably Late After Party will welcome guests to see the new 140,000 square-foot store before it opens to the public on October 23. With all proceeds from the tickets going to local charities, guests will be welcomed with cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and fashion.
From choosing a catering company to relaxing and trusting that their vision will come to life perfectly, Nordstrom worked with our event planners to nail every step of planning a corporate event.
Choose a Top Milwaukee Catering Company
Nordstrom conducted an intense selection process to find an experienced Milwaukee catering company with an artistic flair and meticulous attention to detail. These attributes perfectly align with Nordstrom’s high fashion focus and unparalleled customer service. From cocktails to small tastes, we make sure each element of corporate events come together harmoniously to create an atmosphere that reinforces the company’s values.
Make It A Charitable Occasion
In addition to working with local vendors and inviting the public to an evening of fashion and fun, Nordstrom wants to go above and beyond to help the Milwaukee community. We encourage you to spend some time researching local charities and projects that will make great strides forward with generous donations from your corporate event,
Based on current estimates, the Nordstrom Mayfair Opening Gala will raise $150,000 to be shared among these organizations:
- The Links, Incorporated, Cream City (WI) and Milwaukee (WI) Chapters signature projects
- Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin
- United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Find The Perfect Milwaukee Venue
The plethora of popular Milwaukee venues can make choosing one a daunting task. Sometimes an office or store like Nordstrom serves as a great backdrop, but other times you will want to explore your options. The ZHG venue locator tool helps you sort through more than 40 premier Milwaukee venues. As you get a feel for what you want, our catering team will draw upon four decades of experience to help you make the final decision.
Design a Custom Corporate Menu
Even if you think you know what food you want at your big event, we encourage you to review sample menus. Often times clients discover new innovative foods and want to incorporate them into their custom menu. Once your vision is clear, our professional culinary team transforms it into a complete dining experience and invites you for a tasting. Nordstrom was thrilled with the gourmet delights at the sampling for its custom gala menu.
Enjoy Your Big Event
When you enlist a passionate catering team, all the stress of planning a corporate event is removed so you can simply enjoy it. Always looking ahead to avoid any glitches, our team went all the way out to the Vancouver Nordstrom Opening to take a look behind the scenes and meet some of the fabulous people we will be serving.
Spread The Good Word
We encourage you to use social media and press to let others know about the gala and please provide instructions for buying a charitable ticket. The non-profit partners also serve as great advocates if they are empowered them to use their resources to share the news.
We hope to see you at the Nordstrom Mayfair Opening Gala and/or Fashionably Late After Party on Wednesday, October 21, at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa. When you purchase tickets online, you can feel good about donating to great organizations and look forward to a stellar evening catered by ZHG.
If you want to join the long list of companies that are glad they have enlisted our experienced Milwaukee catering team, contact us online or give us a call at: 262-547-9447.