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December 5, 2016: Mince pies

Cranberry and orange mincemeat for mince pies A staple snack for any Christmas get together and a tasty treat throughout the festive season; there’s no doubt that mince pies remain a popular part of Christmas cuisine. Here’s a Clare College twist on how to create your mincemeat filling – to form the basis of the…

October 28, 2016: Top Tips for the Perfect Christmas Party

Planning for Christmas events seems to begin earlier and earlier every year. Now that November has arrived – you’ve secured the venue, thought about food and planned your guest list – how can you make sure that your Christmas party is a hit with your guests? Here are our top tips for party success. 1.…

October 28, 2016: How to Pick the Perfect Menu

Events and catering go hand-in-hand – but as tastes are subjective it can be a difficult process to select menu options for your delegates/guests. Don’t despair – our team have some top tips to help you pick the perfect combination of dishes. 1. Know your audience With a set menu, sometimes the safest option is…

July 28, 2016: 3 Ways to Reduce Questions from Delegates

  How can you reduce the number of questions your delegates ask? If you’ve ever organised an event, chances are you will have had to answer some unusual questions from delegates or guests as the event date draws closer. Event organisers have so many details to think about in the run up to an event…

July 27, 2016: Can digital replace in-person meetings?

Can technology replace meetings? It’s a question to which the answer continually seems to be a ‘yes’. As advances in technology continue to grow at a rapid rate, the concept of meeting in person can seem a little old hat. And yet, statistics still show that there is no better way to build relationships with…

June 27, 2016: 6 reasons to stay in a Cambridge college

What’s it like to stay in a Cambridge College? With so much going on in Cambridge over the summer (check out our top things to do here), sometimes a day trip is too short to fully experience what this exciting city has to offer. At Clare College we have various dates available throughout July to…

June 27, 2016: Blog: Four ways to give your wedding the wow factor

How can you wow your wedding guests? Think about your food Chances are you've been to weddings where the food has been spectacular and others where it has been less inspired... make sure your wedding's grub delights your guests by choosing a venue with a strong reputation for catering. Your guests will be grateful (as…

June 7, 2016: Clare College launches new luxury menus

Looking for luxury? Clare College’s catering team is excited to announce a luxury, new menu offering for groups dining in Cambridge’s second oldest college. In addition to our seasonal three and four course menu options, organisers will now have the opportunity to opt for a bespoke, luxury menu tailored made to their tastes. Organisers can…

June 1, 2016: 7 things to do in Cambridge this summer

With our summer accommodation availability now live on our website (click here to check availability) we thought we would take a look at what Cambridge has to offer visitors this summer. There’s much to see and do why not stay overnight at Cambridge’s second oldest college and give yourself time to explore more of this beautiful…

March 24, 2016: Blog: How to make your delegates happy

  How can you keep your delegates happy? Event organisers have to make so many decisions when planning events that sometimes  delegates’ needs can be overlooked. From selecting a venue to choosing catering and room layouts there are lots of factors that can either enhance or hinder the participant experience. Following on from our Top…