NeoCon, the commercial design trade show behemoth, kicks off this year on June 12th and we are ready to cater. Also known as “interior design Christmas”, it’s a call home for designers, architects, and commercial trendsetters. River North turns into a hive of activity including dramatic product reveals, seminars by international design experts, and creative cocktail parties galore.
FIG has catered many NeoCon events throughout the years. Last year, we provided custom cocktails and elegant desserts at the Mannington Commercial showroom on Monday night. Then we turned around and catered a pop-up brunch the next morning in an entirely revamped space – magically transformed overnight (probably by designer elves).
Because many of the NeoCon visitors are visiting Chicago our clients often like to play up the Chicago theme with our cute, mini hot dogs (usually locally-sourced and made Butcher & Larder all-beef hot dogs). And our selection of local, craft beers also beefs up their Chicago-cred.
Even if showrooms don’t have a full-blown party, a simple popcorn bar (using our vintage tins) can attract attention and keep show-goers satiated.
If you are a Merchandise Mart or Luxe Home tenant, we can help with creative corporate catering at NeoCon and year round. We can help entice attendees into the showroom with the smells of delicious, hand-crafted hors d’oeuvres, dessert, or snacks. Plus the sound of the cocktail shaker is like a rattle to a baby. And if you can’t imagine your stock room turning into a prep space? Don’t worry, we have designed a plan.