If you're planning a morning corporate meeting, the first thing you'll want to consider is what to serve your attendees. Go with a menu that not only makes guests excited to start their day, but also gives them enough fuel to power through meetings and presentations.
Morning is the ideal time for holding any type of corporate event, such as team-building, problem-solving and brainstorming meetings, presentations and collaborations, staff holiday celebrations, and trainings. Attendees will most likely be fresh and bright, and ready to engage with each other while sharing thoughts and ideas. The right breakfast menu is important, as it will allow guests to mix and mingle, as well as feel satisfied until lunchtime.
Following are some corporate catering ideas for breakfast meetings to consider:
1. Pancake and Waffle Bar
One way to ensure that attendees love their breakfast is to allow them to make their own with a sizzling pancake and waffle bar. Place enough pancake griddles and waffle makers on long, buffet-style tables to accommodate all of your guests. Ensure that there is an adequate amount of equipment to reduce long lines and wait times.
Provide the batter, and instruct attendees to make their pancakes and waffles on the hot equipment. You can also have members of the catering team make the pancakes and waffles to order as another option.
Attendees can then customize their fluffy breakfast creations with traditional toppings such as fresh berries, maple syrup, butter, and whipped cream. Serve other typical breakfast foods including bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, and hashbrowns to round out the meal.
2. Breakfast Burritos
If you prefer to treat attendees to a savory, rather than, sweet breakfast, you can't go wrong with breakfast burritos. Provide a few different options, including egg, cheese, and either sausage or bacon, egg, cheese, and potatoes, or mixed vegetable burritos for the vegetarians and vegans in the crowd.
As another idea, serve Mexican-style breakfast burritos filled with spicy chorizo sausage, eggs, and cheese, and top with salsa, hot sauce, guacamole, or sour cream. Either provide pre-made burritos or allow guests to fill, roll and grill their own on griddles.
3. Beverage Service
Beverage service is very important during corporate events, as it will keep attendees fueled up and hydrated between meetings and presentations. Depending on your event budget, provide basic coffee, or treat guests to more gourmet drinks, such as made-to-order lattes and cappuccinos.
For the non-coffee drinkers, serve a variety of hot and iced tea options, as well as hot chocolate and fresh juice.
For more information, contact a corporate catering service near you.