How Covid-19 Affected Caterers in Green Bay


It’s great to be back at events. What a year it’s been! At Renard’s, we certainly felt the impact of Covid-19 as events were postponed or done in a small way that did not need catering. Like many businesses in Green Bay, we adapted as best we could. With the summer of 2021 well underway, we find we are still adapting. Covid-19 has changed our business in different ways, some of which we didn’t expect.

Boom of Weddings

We knew some brides and grooms would postpone their weddings in order to include family and friends (and good food), but we didn’t expect these huge numbers. We are booking multiple weddings each weekend. Don’t misunderstand our surprise as a complaint. We absolutely love being a part of a couple’s wedding and we strive to make it as delicious an experience as possible. To prospective brides and grooms, we offer two different, yet delectable wedding menus (as well as menus for nearly all caterable occasions). Fingers crossed this wedding boom continues, as the happy faces of all in attendance are proof we can endure anything in Green Bay, even a pandemic.

Menu Changes

One of the unforeseen changes to our business was the challenge of sourcing fresh ingredients. There were many food suppliers we had partnerships with that weren’t able to weather the loss of business during Covid-19. As a result, they shut their doors. Luckily, we had strong relationships with a wide variety of suppliers, so there were others we could turn to for assistance. Some items we still could not get, so we have altered our menus. Don’t worry. The menus are still filled with plenty of high quality entrees and desserts.

Covid-19 Changes Menus for Green Bay CaterersPrice Increases

Likely due to the problems food suppliers have had over the past year, costs have increased for many of the ingredients we use in our dishes. In response, we were forced to raise our own prices. Turning to lower quality, cheaper ingredients just wasn’t an option. Our customers have high standards and so do we. They allow us to be part of their special event, and we want to make it even better with the food we serve. It’s been that way since our company’s beginning.

Hiring Frenzy

On a positive note, the rebound in weddings and scheduling of special events this summer means we are hiring! We need friendly, team oriented people to join the best catering company in Green Bay. Take a look at our careers site to find the positions we are currently seeking, and even apply.

We are sure that as the year unfolds, more changes will arise, but for now we are happy to be back. Our customers drive us to be the best in Green Bay, and we relish the opportunity to be with them again. If you have an event you would like catered, give Renard’s Catering a call at 920-432-6116.

Corporate event catering in Green Bay

How to Restore Corporate Morale in Green Bay

Corporate event catering in Green BayAs Green Bay employees return to work, many companies are struggling to restore a culture of collaboration and communication that was weakened by the stress and remote working over the past year. One of the best ways to reconnect employees with each other and the company mission is to host an employee appreciation event. Whether it’s a fresh food lunch on the company one Friday or a company-wide BBQ, Renard’s Catering can help get employees sharing, collaborating, and attaining full productivity again for your Green Bay business.

Start with team-building

Food brings people together. We see this every time we cater a wedding, graduation party, corporate mixer, anniversary party, or other special event. You can use food to bring a sense of camaraderie back to your Green Bay office. Encourage your team to mingle and talk over a prepared lunch of gourmet wraps and sandwiches. Get an inspiring presenter for the lunch to make it an extra special event or have a well-spoken member of the executive staff give a rousing speech about where the company is headed and how everyone has a part to play. This will unify your Green Bay staff and give them a shared purpose. Plus, they won’t be distracted by hunger pains when they go back to work.

Cheer Green Bay Employees With a Pig RoastTake it outside

As the weather in Green Bay turns towards Summer, your employees are no doubt eating outside as often as possible. It gives us fresh air and the sunshine feels great, especially when eating something delicious. Take this to the next level and cater a corporate event outside, even before the annual company picnic. Renard’s offers a full grilling menu, from whole roasted pigs to burgers and brats. When looking at the menu, keep in mind various diet restrictions as well, such as the vegetarians or white-meat only eaters among your Green Bay staff. For those, we offer a variety of salad options, roasted corn, jerk chicken, salmon dogs, and a lot more. We believe in offering a mix of traditional and trendy grillable items and sides in order to satisfy even the most discerning catering customer.

Enhance the break room

While a professionally catered corporate event can kick-start collaboration for your Green Bay business, what about the day-to-day? That is where our sister company BE’S Refreshments, might be able to help. From vending machines filled with brand name products to micro-markets that act like a mini store in the break room, they can keep the networking going through onsite nourishment.
Not all businesses thrived with remote employees, although we all did our best to make it work. For the Green Bay businesses bringing staff back and looking to get productivity back on track, give Renard’s a call. We love bringing people together with food, which will do wonders for your bottom line. Contact Renard’s today at 920.432.6116 or email us at