Ordering corporate lunch for a crowd? Normally we’d say “good luck,” but now it’s even easier to order a lunch that will satisfy a wide range of dietary restrictions and pickiness. We’re sharing our top tips on how.
Go buffet style.
Buffet style is ideal for catering a large crowd. You don’t have to keep track of individual orders and everyone can help themselves to as much or as little as they’d like. Not only that, buffet style includes plenty of options for everyone.
Find a corporate lunch caterer who is mindful of dietary restrictions.
More caterers are adapting their menu to common allergens such as gluten, dairy, and soy. Ask if they offer allergy free dishes, or if they can keep common allergens to the side so your non-allergic employees can add Parmesan cheese to the pasta salad.
Ordering lunch for a crowd can be overwhelming. Instead of putting off the perceived dread, place your order days in advance, and ask your corporate lunch caterer if they can accommodate a revolving order.
Be sure your corporate lunch caterer delivers.
When ordering for a large crowd, you’re going to end up with a high volume of food. Caterers are well equipped to transport a lot of food, and they usually have a team dedicated to just that. Be sure your order will be delivered, be in the know of when your food is coming, and have a designated spot set up where it can go.
Ask for feedback.
The most important part of corporate lunch catering is to be sure that everyone was satisfied. After all, you wouldn’t want to waste your budget if employees didn’t eat the meal. Send out a quick survey after lunch to ask questions such as, “Did your lunch blow you away?,” “Were you able to find something you liked and/or could eat?,” and “Would you recommend ordering from this corporate lunch caterer again?.”
Take the overwhelm out of placing your corporate lunch order with these secrets to lunchtime success!
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.