Lunch is important. Eating a healthy lunch has been proven to boost productivity, collaboration, and focus, and reduce employee turnover. More companies are realizing the perks of offering corporate lunch catering to employees, but it can be a challenge to make everyone happy while not upsetting your budget. Here’s how:
Find a caterer who can work with a variety of dietary needs
You’re bound to have vegetarians, meat lovers, employees with allergies and other dietary needs within your office. Finding a corporate lunch provider who can satisfy a variety of these needs and preferences ensures that all of your employees receive the benefit of lunch, reducing the amount of money wasted on meals that go uneaten.
Finding one caterer who can work with a variety of dietary needs also reduces the number of caterers you have to hire to make everyone happy.
Please the people! Ask your employees what they want
If your office is small enough, ask each employee to write down a specific dish they know they’ll enjoy. This allows you to order the exact number of lunches you need.
If your office is larger, consider finding a corporate lunch caterer who has an online ordering system that allows your employees to place their lunch order directly on your account.
Plan a working lunch
If you currently hire a corporate lunch caterer occasionally but want to explore the benefits of hiring one more often, consider bringing in lunch during a scheduled meeting.
Incorporating lunch into meetings leads to less time wasted during the meeting, more engaging and productive conversation, and a stronger team.
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Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.