In Breakfast Catering, Catering Tips, Catering Trends

When planning a company breakfast event, two crucial elements will define its success: the food and the fun.

Getting the right catering menu for breakfast can result in good moods for the rest of the day, while also enriching team bonding and productivity. Additionally, hosting some fun activities during the event can not only break the ice among your staff members but also help to create a positive work culture.

However, planning breakfast catering menus and planning a corporate breakfast event, in general, can be a lot of work. Especially if this is your first time planning an event like this, it can feel a bit overwhelming.

So let’s get into the details of how you can create a wonderful menu for your corporate breakfast event everyone’s going to remember for days to come!

1. Understand Dietary Preferences & Restrictions

First, you have to ask everyone who’s coming to the event about their dietary preferences and restrictions. Make sure to create breakfast catering menus that are inclusive by offering vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

Bearing these dietary needs in mind from the onset will ensure that everyone is taken care of and included. In addition, make sure to ask your guests about any allergies they may have so that the food items can be marked to prevent any incidences.

2. Offer a Mix of Hot & Cold Dishes

A delicious breakfast menu should include both hot and cold choices to provide for different preferences.

For the hot dishes, classics like scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, and sausages can be served along with vegetarian options such as grilled tomatoes and sautéed mushrooms. The cold dishes may be either yogurt parfaits and fruit salads or a choice of cheeses and cold cuts.

3. Incorporate Healthy Choices

Start the day on the right foot by offering healthy food choices. Consider including whole-grain bread, oatmeal stations with different toppings (almonds, fruits, honey), and smoothie bowls.

By including healthy choices in your breakfast catering menus, you can make your more health-conscious colleagues feel more comfortable when choosing what to eat.

4. Don’t Forget the Beverages

A comprehensive breakfast catering menu should include a good selection of beverages. But try to stick with typical breakfast beverages, such as coffee and maybe a selection of juices of different flavors.

5. Focus on Presentation

The way the food is presented can play a big role in how successful your corporate breakfast event will be.

One good way to present your food is by using chafing dishes to keep hot foods warm and ice trays for cold items to maintain freshness. Make sure to label each dish clearly with special attention to those that are allergen-free or cater to specific dietary needs.

6. Consider Themed Menus

Try giving your breakfast event a theme, like one that represents certain cuisines or cultural celebrations. For instance, a French-themed breakfast could feature croissants, quiches, and a crepe station, while a Mexican-themed breakfast could offer huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and freshly made guacamole.

Giving your corporate breakfast event a theme can delight guests and also give them something to talk about for a long time.

7. Pay Attention to Sustainability

Incorporate sustainability into your breakfast catering by choosing local and seasonal ingredients options. Also, use reusable or biodegradable serving ware to minimize the amount of waste.

By sustainably hosting your corporate breakfast event, you can help improve your company’s image by showing everyone the efforts made towards sustainability.

8. Schedule the Sequence of Events

Make sure that you schedule and organize the food service based on the event’s flow to cater to the guests.

If the event consists of presentations or activities, you should consider serving smaller snacks that your colleagues and other guests can easily carry during the event without disrupting the flow of the occasion.

Fun activities for your corporate breakfast event

The menu isn’t the only important part of planning a corporate breakfast event; you also need to think about how to keep your guests entertained. Let’s look at a few fun activities you can plan for your event:

1. Ice-Breaker Games

Kick off the event by playing some fun icebreaker games. This could be a game like “Two Truths and a Lie” or a fast-paced “Speed Networking” round where people can share a few interesting facts about themselves. These activities are a great way to start the event on a positive note and create a friendly atmosphere.

2. Breakfast Bingo

Make up a Bingo game with breakfast items or morning routines as the Bingo cards. During the breakfast event, your guests can check out the foods that they’ve had and the morning routines they’ve carried out on their cards. The first one who can complete a line wins a little prize. This game makes the dining experience more interactive and can be a fun activity for everyone to enjoy while enjoying the food.

3. “Best Breakfast Dish” contest

Invite team members to prepare their own homemade breakfast dishes and compete in a friendly contest. Create a sampling area where your guests will taste each other’s dishes and cast votes for their top choices. This activity not only creates engagement but also lets your staff members show off their culinary skills.

4. Wellness Session

Finally, after the meal, conduct a short wellness session that will boost the morale of the team throughout the day. This could range from a group yoga session to a meditation class and short talks about wellness practices. Weaving wellness into the event reveals the company’s dedication to its employees’ health and welfare.

Frequently Asked Questions

From selecting the perfect menu items to accommodating dietary restrictions, we’ll guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your event is a delicious success:

1. How much food should I order for the event?

You should consider ordering more than the required amount of food for the event. Chances are, many of your guests are going to have more than one serving of food, so ordering a large amount of food will ensure everyone is fed.

2. What time should the breakfast event end?

The best time to end the event would be at noon. But you can choose to extend the event to accommodate games and other activities.

3. What should I do with leftovers?

To avoid food wastage, ask your guest to take home any extra food. Make sure to have some takeaway boxes ready to make it easier for people to take food with them.

Breakfast catering menus aren’t easy to make

When you’re tasked with holding a breakfast event for your colleagues, you need to make sure everything goes smoothly. If you’re not sure about taking on this task by yourself, you should consider working with a reliable catering company.

Professional catering companies are experienced in providing great catering for events like these and they also have top-notch company breakfast catering menus too. So call up a catering company today and make your corporate breakfast event a certified hit!

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