I went to my Christmas office party the other night, at the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan. I work for a massive company, and they must have spent $1 million on the party, attended by about 7k people. The buffet food was a different cuisine in each ballroom (asian, latin american, etc.) and it was uniformly appalling. The booze was flowing, there was lots of money spent on entertainment, gift bags, etc. But the food, my god, it was soooo bad. There was huge variety, but it was a variety of shit, so it didn't matter.
A debate ensued -- can you expect decent quality when feeding that many people?
Anybody from the catering/banquet industry have any thoughts?