Office lunch catering runs the gamut from very casual drop-off to elegant staff- served lunches.
Why consider office lunch catering?
Catered lunches can be a “treat” for the office as eating out can be expensive for employees and let’s face it. . . bringing lunch to work every day can be a hassle. Office lunches definitely create camaraderie by giving staff the opportunity to dine together and it’s a nice “perk” to offer employees. Many companies cater daily lunch, some cater once a week or once a month, and others cater occasionally or for special occasions.
Entertaining executives at the office?
Rather than taking them out to lunch, consider catering an exclusive lunch at the office. It can either be a “working “lunch or a break from the scheduled intense meetings, an hour or so to enjoy great food in the comfort of the office.
The catering staff will take care of all your needs from setting the tables, providing drinks, serving the food, clearing the dishes and thoroughly cleaning up after the meal.
The clean-up will be so comprehensive that one will even know a catering company was on the premises, other than perhaps a few left-overs in the refrigerator! If you choose to work during the lunch, the staff will be conscious of your privacy needs and “stay in the background” as much as possible.
Consider Dietary Restrictions
When providing meals, always be sure to ask those who will be dining about any food allergies or sensitivities they might have. A good caterer can easily accommodate. We offer gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan meals and can create any type of food sensitive menu requested.
Lunch Menu Options
Office lunch catering can be as simple as sandwiches and/or salads, or as elaborate as a modern buffet or a plated and served luncheon with staff. We at Creations in Cuisine Catering have catered every type of lunch imaginable!
For casual drop-off lunch catering you might consider a menu such as this:
Kale, carrots, tomatoes, brown rice, blueberries, avocado, walnuts, sunflower seeds, honey pomegranate vinaigrette
Sandwich or Wrap:
Sriracha grilled chicken with blue cheese crumbles, buttermilk ranch dressing, tomatoes, red onion, and romaine
Vegetarian sandwich or wrap option:
Mediterranean Chick Pea & Spinach with feta, hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives, and lemon oregano vinaigrette
House -made potato chips
Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies
Considering a more formal lunch with staff service?
A staff served menu:
Chopped salad with sherry chive vinaigrette
Seared tenderloin medallions of beef with wild mushroom demi-glace
Grilled salmon with lemon rosemary butter
Garlic mashed potatoes
Roasted mixed vegetables
Apple cobbler with whipped cream
Themed office lunch catering
Businesses are often interested in themed catering for holidays or special occasions. For instance, upcoming Cinco de Mayo calls for Mexican food. A Cinco de Mayo catered lunch at the office can be very festive! A suggested menu:
Build Your Own Tacos
Chips & Salsa
Mexican spiced ground beef, pulled chicken or Tepa (vegan), crispy corn tortilla shells shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, salsa, pico de gallo, lemon cilantro cream
Beef – Chicken – Vegetarian
Achiote seasoning, sour cream, roasted green chilies layered with corn tortillas, sharp cheddar, and red enchilada sauce
When placing your order
When placing your order for office lunch catering, provide the catering company with location information including:
- Where to park
- How to access the office with carts of food
- Who the on-site contact person will be
- If a “prep” area is available
- If tables are available both for preparation and for dining.
The catering company will provide linens for buffet tables as well as for dining tables if requested. Casual drop-off catering includes disposable plates, utensils, and napkins and disposable serving trays and bowls. Staffed meals or elegant buffets typically include china and flatware, but if the theme is casual, disposable plates and utensils can be appropriate.
We know there are many options when it comes to office lunches. Working with an experienced catering company will guarantee that the food will be delicious, service will be exceptional, and the employees will have a positive experience.