Corporate lunches are more casual than other business settings, so catering them can be easier and more cost-effective. The type of catering you choose is important for properly stimulating these functions since there are often excellent networking and brainstorming opportunities present. You want to provide something delicious, yet simple and convenient, all while satisfying various palates. Continue reading to learn the top 3 options for catering a large, corporate lunch with this level of convenience and cost-effectiveness in mind.
❶ Party Trays
For the last minute business meeting or corporate think tank, the use of party trays are always a fitting choice. There are endless options for choosing and customizing party trays. Popular choices range from subs and sandwiches, to wraps, flatbreads, fruits, vegetables, hummus platters, kababs, and even sushi. These are great options since they are customizable, self-serve, and come in a variety of sizes and combinations. They also satisfy a wider range of palates. There is also no need for intensive setup or breakdown, so they are often cheaper to order and easier to cleanup.
❷ Boxed Lunches
For casual business gatherings, such as training assemblies and staff appreciation lunches, boxed meals are a great way to go. Not only are they easy to serve and clean up, they come in a wide variety of options. Sandwiches and wraps of all kinds can be customized, and various side items can be chosen to accompany them. Common box lunch options include a main course, such as a sandwich or wrap. It can also be a casserole or stir-fry, such as chicken and rice, or quinoa and vegetables. They also commonly include fruit like oranges, apples, or bananas, as well as, a small desert, like a cookie. They also include everything you need for the meal, such as condiments, napkins, cutlery, and sometimes even a wet wipe. You can order box lunches with vegetarian or vegan options, gluten free options, dietary restrictions like food allergies, and more.
For the larger and slightly more formal business lunches, such as seminars, mergers, and assemblies, a lunch buffet is the perfect choice. Buffet-style serving is simple and convenient. The company you order from will provide all the necessary equipment, as well as, setup, refills, breakdown, and cleanup. And the best part is, the guests serve themselves! You also get to personally choose the buffet selections, which are virtually endless. Buffets can serve both hot and cold items, including soups and salads. Beverage stations can also be selected and set up.