Corporate lunches are often the same expected lunch- sandwiches, a salad, assorted sodas, and cookies. While many employees and clients may look forward to this mid-day break no matter what is being served, we always like the idea of making any event, big or small, a little more interesting.
Try Something New for Everyday Lunches
If you find your company is ordering the same lunch as often as every few weeks or more, we suggest trying a different ethnic theme each time lunch is ordered. Including fun and inexpensive menus like taco bars, make-your-own-salads, a Cajun themed buffet, or even an easy Italian menu are all good ways to escape the mundane lunch routine. For corporate clients that use Serendipity Catering often, we have what we call, “Chefs Choice” menus. These are regular menus designed by our executive chef to keep the food interesting. We have included everything from Moroccan to South American-inspired menus. Chef’s choice menus can also satisfy dietary requirements; if you have vegetarian or gluten free employees, the kitchen staff will take this into consideration when designing menus. Ordering regular menus like this can save a lot of brain damage and keep your crowd happy.
Spring is around the corner and on some days in Colorado, it feels like it is already here. If the weather is nice, consider getting out for energizing fresh air and a welcome change of scenery. Having easy warm weather foods like shrimp kabobs or fun themes like a luau are appreciated and welcome during workdays. When planning larger outside events on weekdays, consider what times are busiest for your employees; if much of your business is done mid-afternoon, have your event at the end of workday so everyone can enjoy the gathering stress-free. It is always a good idea to insure that the catering company will come to clean up and pick up supplies. This way, you won’t get employees ducking out early in order to ditch cleaning duties!
Weekend company gatherings often include families. It is always a good idea to have gift bags immediately available for children. Include items like chalk and bubbles to keep them busy and give adults a little downtime. In order to keep business talk to a minimum and make spouses feel included, set up games like horseshoes, or potato sack races. Picking a theme that is age sensitive will also help set the mood. Good family picnic themes are Wild West BBQ, Tropical Island, pirates, (complete with pirate accents), carnival, 1950’s, or really go with the game idea and have the theme be an Olympic party. For desserts, bring out everybody’s inner-child with a make you own dessert bar, including treats like cupcakes, sundaes, or s’mores.