One of the things everyone misses most in this current pandemic moment is the tradition of great food and beverage at an event, party, or gathering. Concerns like shared spaces around a table, multiple no-mask moments, and contact between servers, chefs, staff, and attendees, have dramatically changed the way people think about gathering together.
But what if we told you there IS a way to have a COVID-compliant dinner or luncheon gathering – and with even more safeguards in place than a traditional restaurant delivery or take-out order? It’s true! VIBE has worked round-the-clock with a variety of partners to recreate the dinner-table environment with additional measures that offer comfortable yet safe dining for larger groups.
How does it work?
Individual clear-cubicle seating
Attendees are each seated in their own area, surrounding by clear plexiglass to eliminate airborne transmissions between guests seated next to them or across the table. Guests can still see each other and communicate – because the barriers are all transparent.
Zero contact conveyor belt service
A unique and innovative service system moves courses and clears empty plates without any additional contact from servers or waitstaff.
Cloches or domes further protect dishes from any outside contact until it arrives at someone’s seat.
The whole system sets up quickly, can be transported anywhere in the country, and can be modified to accommodate nearly any size group.
Enhanced cleaning for set-up and break-down
Non-porous hard surfaces can be quickly and easily sanitized prior to, and following any event.
Sanitizer and health check stations
Prior to entering any dining area (or kitchen for staff), preventive health checks, temperature screenings, and hand-sanitizer/mask distribution stations are set up as an additional safeguard. (VIBE also requires negative COVID tests from all staff working the event with at least 3 days notice of clear/non-infective status prior to the event).
Is it exactly like dinner events used to be? No. But considering how long many have waited for that retirement banquet, awards dinner, incentive luncheon, or charity supper, this is one of the safest (and most delicious) alternatives available. Not to mention that this true culinary experience can help you bond with your clients, solidify relationships, boost your teams and make your company stand out from your competition. Feel free to contact Valerie@thevibeagency.com for further information on this!
About the VIBE Agency: The VIBE Agency is a Miami-based award-winning full-service production agency that specializes in the creation and orchestration of live and virtual experiences for the corporate industry. The agency is forward-thinking and was recognized as one of the 50 top event companies by Special Events magazine in 2019 and 2020. If it can’t be live, make it VIBE!