Fuzion Resto-Lounge and Garden

Fuzion Resto-Lounge and Garden

October 25, 2007 08:00 ET

Fuzion Resto-Lounge and Garden: Urban Professionals Seek Holiday Party Bliss

Party Planning Guru Reveals Top Office Party Tips To Win Over Employees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - Jimmy Georgoulis knows a thing or two about planning the annual holiday office party. Georgoulis is the owner of three busy and successful restaurants in Toronto and has over ten years of party planning experience. Georgoulis urges office managers to make key planning decisions early and with careful consideration for staff sensitivities and liabilities including, venue selection, themes, menu design and entertainment options.

Georgoulis's busiest month is October, a time for starting the holiday party planning season. He has learned that an aptly designed party strategy influences good office morale and employee goodwill.

"Be aware of what makes your staff tick and what they consider to be a just reward for a year of hard work" says Georgoulis, "A badly planned party can mean disaster". "Avoid planning pitfalls by setting realistic budgets, conducting staff consultations and developing checklists months before the event. Organize a planning committee to empower staff and make the process fun and interactive. Reserve your venue in October to avoid disappointment."

Georgoulis is a strong believer in casual gatherings like mixers, lunches and after work cocktails and suggests avoiding intimate affaires at all cost. He encourages office management to design parties that force staff to relax, to socialize and feel rewarded. Georgoulis's Top 10 Holiday Party Tips are below:

Georgoulis Top 10 Holiday Party Tips

1. Holiday mixers with food stations are best
2. Don't forget casual group lunches and after work cocktail parties
3. Book parties from Tuesday to Thursday to get ideal time slots
4. Spend your budget on food and gifts for the most impact
5. Remember your liabilities when paying for alcohol. Drinking and driving
could come back to haunt you
6. Pre-select food and cocktail menus to avoid cost escalation, allergies
and cultural sensitivities
7. When pre-selecting menus always have a vegetarian, fish, poultry and
meat dish as choices
8. Do your research on venues and planners to ensure a good fit.
9. Try the food and meet with management
10. Do an onsite tour before committing to a reservation and a walk
through before the event

About Fuzion

Fuzion Resto-Lounge and Garden (www.fuzionexperience.com) is a stylish, refined and intimate, multi-faceted urban oasis for dining, cocktails and private functions, indoors or al fresco. Fuzion is located in the trendy Yonge/Bloor business triangle and inhabits a historic and regal Victorian mansion, built originally for the iconic Simpson's clan. This two story haven regularly hosts weddings, meetings, mixers and private dinners for trendsetters and business clientele.

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