It was a week of celebration at Appetize! Every year, we host a Happy Hour event at our HQ to bring together our clients, partners and, of course, the Appetize family. This year, since we moved into a brand new top floor office overlooking Los Angeles, we thought what better way to get everyone together while also showcasing our new home base. As our team grows, we make sure to promote a dynamic and family-oriented company culture with a work hard, play hard mentality. All of the dedication our employees put in will never go unnoticed, so we made sure to give them a holiday party to remember for years to come.
So, in true Appetize fashion, we turned our Happy Hour into a three day extravaganza for our employees. Our Celebration Week started with a dinner filled with beer and brats at Würstkuche in Venice Beach. It was a fun way to get our employees from all over the globe acquainted with the LA team.
From there, work continued as usual (hey, we still have a leading enterprise point of sale company to tend to) with a break for a company-wide meeting to discuss our year and the future of Appetize.
We finished the meeting with a champagne toast on our helicopter landing pad. Talk about a view!
After the work day finished, we opened our doors to investors, partners, clients and all of the Plus 1’s. We had a Happy Hour that was one for the books. There’s nothing quite like walking into a hidden speakeasy through a conference room! We loved showcasing our new QA lab and the fun zone, equipped with a ping pong table and bean bags, to our guests.
As Friday rolled in, all of the Appetizers were in full celebration mode. We had surprise events lined up for the evening to really highlight the beautiful city we’re based in. Our first stop was OUE Skyspace LA, where we got a chance to ride down a glass slide on the tallest skyscraper in LA! The best spot to catch sunset is up above the city.
Soon after, we went down the street to the Standard Hotel where our first stop was drinks and appetizers at a ping-pong equipped bar and shortly after we took elevators up to the rooftop lounge!
We’re so thrilled with how much we’ve grown in 2017, both in our company and product.
Bring on 2018!