Christmas has come and gone and a new year full of opportunities awaits you and your organization.
What better way to celebrate the start of a bold new year than to hold a delicious New Year’s Day lunch?
With all of your colleagues coming back to work after the holidays, you’ll want them to start the year in good spirits, and a nice New Year’s Day lunch will give everyone a chance to catch up, get recharged, and have a bit of fun before work begins.
Now if you want to make this corporate lunch a big hit, you’ll need to plan out the catering. Good catering is the key to any good corporate event and it’ll give your colleagues something to remember for years to come.
So let’s take a look at some great New Year’s Day lunch ideas for a blockbuster corporate New Year lunch!
1. Delicious Charcuterie Board
When your guests arrive, you’ll want to give them something tasty too while they mingle. And that’s where a nice charcuterie board shines!
Your charcuterie board can have a selection of cheeses, both regular and vegan, fresh veggies and fruit, and some deli meats. Also, make sure to add some nice dips and sauces to accompany the delightful delicacies on your charcuterie board.
2. Boxed Lunches
True, boxed lunches sound a little unorthodox, but hear us out. Chances are some of your colleagues might want to mingle more than eat, so offering boxed lunches instead will allow them to take their food home to enjoy later.
There are many great boxed New Year’s Day lunch ideas that you can try out. For example, a box of sandwiches, wraps, and salads. You could also include lunch boxes like roast chicken, roast beef, and a few delicious desserts on the side, such as chocolate chip cookies and slices of fruit pies.
3. Catered Brunch Menu
Some people love breakfast for lunch so how about having some brunch options for your New Year’s Day corporate event? It’s a pretty unique idea that can really surprise your guests! So what should you include in your special New Year’s Day brunch menu?
Opt for some breakfast favorites, like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, and coffee. Next, choose a few lunch options, like lemon chicken, maple glazed ham, and a mix of seasonal vegetables. Also, try to add a big selection of breakfast breads and maybe even healthy cereal options.
4. Assorted Veggies
Don’t forget about your vegetarian colleagues now! Throw in a lovely selection of veggie dishes to mirror all the meat dishes you’ve added to the menu.
For instance, you can have meat lasagna and veggie lasagna, chicken salad and garden salad, and a charcuterie board that has vegan cheese and veggies along with the one with meat and cheese.
5. Varied Potato Dishes
Let’s be honest, almost everyone loves potatoes! So give them what they want! Add in a nice selection of potato dishes to delight your guests. Some tasty potato-based options include the fan favorite—mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, and potato salad.
These potato dishes can even be included to accompany the main meat dishes you plan on getting catered, like stuffed chicken breasts, chicken tenders, and roast beef.
6. Some Tasty Desserts
Finally, include a good selection of delicious desserts to wrap it all up! Since you’ll be expecting the whole team to be there, a good sheet cake might be enough to serve everyone. One of these cakes can feed up to 60 guests if you go for a full sheet.
If you’re worried that the sheet cake won’t be enough, add in a selection of cupcakes, lady locks, cookies, and brownies for good measure.
Go crazy with your New Year’s Day lunch ideas
Your corporate New Year’s lunch is going to be the first big company event of the new year, so you’ll want to go all out with the New Year’s Day lunch ideas. So make sure to get in touch with a catering company that offers awesome catering menu packages to get your back-to-work planning started!