When most people think about snacks they think about what they want and like. If you are selling to high end customers or clients, and you have a waiting room, you have to think about what they want instead. This is because something as simple as a gesture of kindness (e.g. placing a snack for them while waiting) could be misconstrued and you could lose business or worse. Here are some of the things you might wish to consider:
- Posting if a snack, such as mixed nuts, may pose the risk of allergies to those allergic to foods like peanuts. Be sure to have multiple postings for compliance purposes
- Keep the presentation of any such snacks to be professional
- Should you use a tray, such as to serve mixed nuts or candies, then keep the tray/bowl/plate clean
- If you serve drinks, attempt to serve in bottles if appropriate. This is done more now for compliance and health safety reasons; but if you must serve drinks in open glasses or cups then be sure to follow all health codes and local ordinances
- If possible, have a mixture of snack types. For example, one tray has mixed nuts and the other tray has individually-wrapped chocolates
Since the risk of losing a high end customer, over something so trite as the presentation and array of choices when it comes to snacks, is so high you should take a few minutes to make sure that whatever you present is compliant, clean, safe and appropriate for the prospect or current customer/client. Thanks for these tips to my friend in the area of Farmers Branch and Addison.