Maximising Productivity at Your Early Morning Meetings: Fuel Up and Savour Success!

According to a survey by One Poll, 34% of employees claimed they were more focused at breakfast time. In fact, 67% of staff surveyed said that they were more likely to pay attention at morning meetings compared to meetings at any other time of day - meaning better engagement and enhanced productivity.

So, whatever your type of meeting, let's whip up a recipe for success and boost productivity during your early morning breakfast meetings with our delightful tips below.

Food and drink: the flavours of focus

Coffee, coffee and more coffee!

Start the day off strong by ensuring there is plenty of coffee available on arrival and throughout the event. But don't skimp on quality! Weak, cold, or tasteless coffee will probably not do the trick; treat your team to quality caffeine that sings and energises. And for those non-coffee enthusiasts, provide a selection of warm beverages, including black and herbal teas or even an indulgent cup of hot chocolate.

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Freshly Squeezed Goodness

Add some zing to your mornings with freshly pressed fruit and veggie juices and smoothies. These vibrant drinks are like the sunrise in a glass – healthy, sweet treats that are loved in those early office meetings.

The most important meal of the day

Everyone knows that skipping the most important meal of the day is a big no-no. If you're holding a business meeting, it's time to roll up your sleeves and feed your team. One Poll says 79% of respondents felt that eating breakfast made them feel more efficient and alert. And numerous surveys have revealed that skipping breakfast or settling for a low-quality option can have a negative effect on your memory, concentration, and focus. So, let's set ourselves and our colleagues up for success by ordering a hearty hot or cold breakfast that'll kickstart the office day on the right foot. Remember, you don't want your attendees walking away feeling like they missed out on a satisfying meal.

Check out some of the most popular breakfast meeting food below. You can find all these and more with Feedr's wide variety of trusty vendors!

Continental breakfast: a crowd favourite that delivers

Served buffet-style, a continental breakfast is not only a cost-effective option, but it has always been loved by all. Make sure to include two or three delicious options like assorted baked goods (croissants, muffins, and toast), a seasonal fruit platter that bursts with freshness, a variety of cereals, granolas, and yogurts (including options for your dairy-free employees), an excellent selection of coffee and tea, and refreshing fruit juices like orange and apple.

A continental breakfast catering menu is a great option for team gatherings or training sessions. It's always a crowd pleaser and a reliable option if you're not sure which direction to go in.

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Breakfast buffets

Feed a hungry crowd and impress your guests with hot and cold buffet menu options. By allowing your attendees to serve themselves, you're giving them the freedom to grab a small or large serving, depending on their appetite – and they even have the option to go back for seconds (because who doesn't love a little extra?). A great style for buffet food is a full English plus some elements of a continental breakfast - something for everyone!

You'll need to include a few of these mouthwatering options:

- Scrambled eggs
- Sausages, bacon, and hash browns
- A waffle station with a range of toppings like fresh fruit, whipped cream, and syrup
- An omelette station where a chef crafts tailor-made omelettes with various fillings like cheese, ham, mushrooms, onion, and more
- A tempting display of baked goods, including muffins, croissants, scones, and danishes
- Fresh fruit platters that provide natural sweetness and a burst of juiciness
- Yogurt pots that offer a creamy and refreshing option
- Cereal that brings back breakfast nostalgia

A buffet caters to different dietary needs with ease, ensuring there's something for everyone at the table. Breakfast buffets are especially fabulous for larger scale meetings, training sessions, or conferences.

Grazing tables: a modern twist on breakfast

Grazing tables are like a work of art – stocked with breads, cold-cut meats, cheeses, fruits, and spreads, they are a fun and interactive way to satisfy everyone's cravings. Think of them as a modern blending of classic finger foods and continental breakfast styles.

Perfect for longer meetings, employees can graze as they go, keeping engaged and, most importantly, well-fed. This playful style of catering adds a touch of excitement and variety to your morning spread.

DIY breakfast stations

Who says business meetings can’t have a dash of excitement? Let's spice up your next office gathering by bringing the sizzle right to your workplace! Introducing DIY breakfast stations – a surefire way to create a memorable and interactive experience that'll have your team coming back for seconds.

Plated meals: a touch of elegance for VIPs

For those special occasions when you want to add a touch of sophistication to your breakfast gathering, consider plated meals. Treat your VIPs to mouthwatering options like eggs Benedict, a traditional hot breakfast with a medley of eggs, bacon, mushrooms, and toast, omelettes, or pancakes. We've got you covered with options that cater to all special dietary needs. It's the perfect way to add a touch of class to your morning affair.

Healthy and sustainable catering

If your office leans toward health-conscious choices and sustainability, we have a bounty of options that'll make your taste buds sing while keeping Mother Earth smiling. Think lighter, vitamin dense options like these:

  • Fresh fruit platter
  • Natural yoghurt pots with berries and homemade granola
  • Granola cereal
  • Whole grain bread and low-fat spreads
  • Acai bowls
  • Pressed juices
  • Don’t forget to offer plant-based milk such as soy, coconut, almond, oat, rice and lactose free for your guests with special dietary requirements.

Feedr can help ensure you have enough crockery and glassware to make sure that single use plastics are a thing of the past!

try healthy breakfast catering ideas like acai bowls

Keen for something different?

Why stick to tradition when you can surprise your team with something extraordinary? Let's shake things up and bring a twist of excitement to your morning meetings. Many of our vendors specialising in Asian or Indian style food also have innovative breakfast options to keep your guests on their toes!

Bagels: a hearty classic with a twist

Step outside the ordinary with an indulgent egg and bacon bagel. It's a hearty and satisfying way to start the day, elevating beloved classics to new heights of deliciousness. With a multitude of flavour combinations, each bite is like a burst of creativity. It's time to add a touch of class and excitement to your morning events!

Remember to cater for special diets

In the spirit of inclusivity and deliciousness, it's essential to check in with your office and make sure everyone's dietary needs are met. We offer a range of options for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets. Just give us a heads up, and we'll ensure that everyone has a seat at the breakfast table. And if anyone has a rare or unusual food allergy, don't worry. We'll work with our catering experts to find a tailored solution that accommodates their needs.

Hassle-free corporate catering

Make sure your next function is a success by ordering corporate food and drinks through Feedr. Reach out to our event consultants at [email protected] for corporate breakfast catering ideas or help with any catered corporate event. Alternatively, check out our website to order breakfast online from our great range of corporate caterers in London.

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