The ultimate guide to corporate event catering at the Cannes Film Festival: impress your guests like a pro

Since 2003, our Adams & Adams catering and events management team has been trusted with organizing events for corporate clients during major Cannes events including MIPIM, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions, and MIPCOM.

This blog will provide you with the ultimate guide to corporate event catering for Cannes Film Festival and give you all the tips and tricks you need to impress your guests like a pro.

Cannes Film Festival: setting the scene

Born from an idea that first sprouted back in 1938, the festival was relaunched in 1946 with twenty-one countries presenting their films at the First Cannes International Film Festival, which took place at the former Casino of Cannes.  Since then, global companies have vied annually to win the coveted Palme d’Or for Best Film.

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, and it’s no wonder why brands and corporations choose it as a setting for their VIP events. The festival offers a beautiful and glamorous backdrop, and the opportunity to mingle with the elites of the entertainment world.  However, this also means you need to be prepared for the high standards expected at such events.

The 76th Cannes Film Festival will be hosted in Cannes from 16 – 27 May, 2023.

  1. Choosing the right venue: Cannes offers a variety of venues to host your corporate event, from beautiful gardens to stunning rooftop terraces. The key is to choose a venue that complements your event’s theme and ambiance.
  2. Décor : Your event décor should be elegant, yet understated. The Cannes Film Festival is known for its stylish and impressive galas and parties.
  3. Lighting: Proper lighting is essential for creating the right ambiance. The Cannes Film Festival offers a beautiful natural backdrop – particularly venues located on the Croisette – but additional lighting can enhance the setting and add a touch of drama to event proceedings.
  4. Audio-visual needs: With the entertainment industry’s heavy presence at the festival, it’s important to have proper sound and audio-visual equipment to enhance any presentations or speeches during your event. We can help facilitate hireage and set-up for AV equipment.

Setting the scene for a corporate event at the Cannes Film Festival requires attention to detail, but with the benefit of using a local team such as Adams & Adams, you can create a memorable experience for your guests.

Importance of top-notch catering for corporate events

World-class catering is essential for Cannes events, especially at a prestigious event such as the Cannes Film Festival. It is not just about providing food and beverages, but also creating an exceptional dining experience for your guests. Here are the three key factors of first-class catering for corporate events:

  1. Impress Your Guests: Bespoke catering ensures that the food is not only delicious but also visually appealing. A well-presented menu that accommodates various dietary requirements shows that you have gone the extra mile to ensure that your guests are well taken care of. The quality of food, beverages, and service reflects your company’s values and leaves a lasting impression on your guests.
  2. Enhance the Event Ambiance: Excellent catering can add to the event’s overall success. The food and beverages served should complement the event’s theme and add to the ambiance while allowing guests to mingle and network in comfort. We know how to create a seamless experience that elevates your event without detracting from it.
  3. Professionalism and Efficiency: Adams & Adams brings years of experience, expertise, and efficiency to the table. From menu planning to set up and clean up, our team manages all aspects of catering and logistics, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. This reduces your stress and allows you to focus on other important aspects of the event.

Professional catering is an absolute must for corporate events, where anything less than excellence can be a deal-breaker. At the Cannes Film Festival, in particular, where the standards are high and perfection is expected, working with us is a great strategy for making your event a success and creating a memorable experience for all your guests.

Factors to consider when selecting a caterer for your Cannes event

Selecting the right caterer for your Cannes Film Festival event can make or break your event’s success. Here are five factors to consider when choosing a caterer:

  1. Menu customisation options: A professional caterer should offer customisable menus that meet your event’s requirements. This includes the option to facilitate special dietary needs and food preferences. Whether you want sit-down menus for a gala dinner or hors d’oeuvres for a cocktail party, we can guide you with food and wine pairings.
  2. Quality and service of food and beverages: Your caterer should be known for preparing innovative and visually appealing cuisine. They should use local, fresh ingredients and top-quality products to ensure that the food and beverages exceed your guests’ expectations. One special point to note is that you should ensure that the alcohol service guidelines are followed at your event. Caterers need to adhere to the local laws and regulations on alcohol, including age restrictions, serving size, and hours of service. While alcohol can be the center of socialising at a corporate event, it’s crucial to work with a team such as Adams & Adams that uses bartenders who can recognise the signs of over-consumption. They should understand the importance of stopping the service and offering non-alcoholic drinks or food instead, or calling a taxi if necessary.
  3. Professionalism and experience: Since 2003, we have established a fantastic reputation, using experienced staff and focusing on excellent customer service. Our team are professional, punctual, and attentive yet discreet. Ultimately, our proven track record ensures that your event will run smoothly.
  4. Budget: Budget is always an essential factor to consider when selecting a caterer. We always provide transparent pricing and can work to your budget without compromising the quality of food and service.
  5. Coordinating with local vendors and venues: One of our strengths is the vast network we have on the French Riviera. We are adept at handling logistics for Cannes events and liaising with vendors, venues, and suppliers.

Cannes Film Festival event catering

The Festival de Cannes is one of the world’s leading events and a hub to exchange experiences and provide inspiration in the film industry.  We look forward to more fantastic clients in the future!

Our local expertise means we can help with Cannes Film Festival production company lunches, cocktail parties, gala dinners, and yacht parties.  Contact us by email to discuss your Cannes Film Festival event.

Visit the official Festival de Cannes website.  

Adams and Adams your exclusive event planner in South of France

Enquire this magnificent venue with us and together with our team we will design your elegant and luxurious event in the most stunning place in the South of France. From planning to gourmet catering to decoration so you can focus on your dream and building memories.

Since 2003, our Adams & Adams events management and catering team have been trusted with organizing events for global corporate clients and superyachts during major Cannes events including MIPIM, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Lions, and MIPCOM.  Our local expertise means we can help with product launches, business lunches, cocktail parties, formal dinners, and yacht parties.  Contact us by email to discuss your Cannes event catering.

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