When you think of a catered corporate event, what jumps to mind? An evening event with dinner and some speeches, perhaps – or a special lunch where people get together halfway through the workday to network and refuel. What you probably don’t think about is breakfast. That’s something people have before they get out the door, not after they get to work. Who ever heard of a catered corporate breakfast?
A lot of people, actually. Catered breakfasts have been on the rise in corporate America for some time now, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. What are the reasons for this?
First off, people are fresh in the morning. Great things can happen over a delicious shared breakfast, whether it’s a great idea or just good comradery. It’s also true that breakfast is the best meal of the today for a lot of people – and if they don’t have to worry about it as they get ready for the day, even better.
Catered breakfasts might be getting popular in offices and other places of business, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Anytime you’re have an event catered for a business – whether it’s an employee appreciate event or a power breakfast with colleagues from other organizations – you need quality. A catered meal that doesn’t measure up to high standards will leave the wrong impression altogether on colleagues and customers. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider who you hire for your event.
A reputable and qualified caterer will be able to give you good advice right from the start, whether or not you ultimately hire them. A concise rundown of breakfast menu options, venue considerations, and cost estimates are some of the things you should expect from a good catering company when you first get in touch. When you decide to hire a catering company, the process of designing a menu and deciding on logistics for the event should be fast and professional, without cutting corners. Caterers know that your professional time is valuable, but at the same time, they aren’t willing to cut corners – they want your event to be a proper success, and that means taking the time to plan the event right. The last thing you need are unpleasant surprises on the day of a corporate catered event – this happens far too often when inexperienced catering companies are hired for important business functions.
What are some good menu options?
It really all depends on what kind of business you are, and what kind of crowd will be at your event. Smoothie and granola bars can be a giant hit with business crowds that are more health-conscious, and are likely to be arriving to the event directly from their morning workout. Then again, there’s always a good argument for a traditional breakfast or brunch setup, including classics like fluffy scrambled eggs, Texas style French toast with maple syrup, smoke bacon, grilled sausages, home-cut hash browns, fresh juices, and a full assortment of fresh coffees and teas.