Catering Made Easy: Delicious and Energizing Working Lunch Ideas

Catering for a working lunch can be as overwhelming as trying to choose the perfect sandwich filling. But fear not, busy workplace managers, because we've got some tasty ideas that will make your office lunch a breeze! With the help of an experienced corporate caterer, you can wave goodbye to menu planning meltdowns and food-ordering fiascos. Let's dive into some easy working lunch ideas that will inspire productivity and positivity in the boardroom!

1. Individual boxed lunches: A Personal Touch

Sometimes it's easier to keep things simple – like handing out healthy and delicious lunch boxes to your meeting guests. It's a win-win situation! Not only can you meet everyone's dietary requirements, but you also ensure that each person gets something they truly enjoy. Whether you go for a street food style lunch box or stick with classic spreads, here are some catered lunch box ideas that will leave everyone satisfied and smiling:

- Poke bowls: Fresh flavours and colourful combinations in a portable package.
- Noodle boxes: Noodles, veggies, and savoury sauces all in one convenient box.
- Hearty salads: Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavour.
- Gourmet sandwiches or wraps & a side box: A delicious main, accompanied by a tasty side.
- Roast chicken & salad: Classic, juicy roast chicken paired with a vibrant salad.
- Cheese & antipasto singles: A delightful assortment of cheeses, meats, and accompaniments.

2. Get Their Attention and Keep the Energy Going

When it comes to food at a business meeting or working lunch, fuelling your colleagues and clients with fresh, nutritious meals is key to peak performance. Healthy food doesn't have to be boring – in fact, it can be downright delicious! Keep your sandwich and wrap game strong by thinking outside the box. Take inspiration from gourmet cooking magazines, and get those taste buds tingling with these mouthwatering lunch fillings:

- Garlic, rosemary, and thyme chicken with sage, walnut, and cranberry stuffing crunch, accompanied by baby spinach for a healthy kick.
- Smoked salmon with dill and caper sour cream, pickled radish, and fennel, all wrapped up with rocket for a peppery punch.
- Pea and mint smash, soft feta, honey, and cinnamon carrots, teamed up with baby spinach for a fresh and flavourful combo.
- Roasted bell pepper, char-grilled courgette, aubergine, and tahini dip, hugged by butter lettuce for a satisfying crunch.

And don't forget to switch up the bread game! While white bread is a classic option, don't be afraid to introduce sourdough, rye, brown bread, or wholemeal to the mix. Artisan bread can take your sandwich to the next level and give it that "wow" factor.

3. Go Low and Go Slow with a Healthy Corporate Lunch

These days, there's a trend toward low GI dishes that are both delicious and packed with vibrant colors. High GI foods may give you a burst of energy, but low GI foods provide long-lasting, slow-burning fuel. That means you stay full longer and give your body a chance to burn some fat. These healthy office lunches are often gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian friendly, catering perfectly to diverse tastes. Consider serving trays of thinly sliced roast chicken and roast beef, paired with mustards, hummus, spiced beetroot and bulgur, roasted eggplant, a heavenly mozzarella platter, olives, a delightful mix of lentils and roasted bell pepper, and a pumpkin, watercress, and barley salad. For an extra nutritious boost, throw in some superfoods like sweet potatoes, quinoa, broccoli, pomegranate, and mixed nuts. Lean meat is also a fantastic option for a healthy twist on a traditional crowd-pleaser.

4. From Necessity to a Delicacy: Expanding Your Lunch Horizons

Gone are the days when office lunches were restricted to just sandwiches and wraps. There's a whole world of delicious cuisines waiting to tantalize your taste buds! Whether you fancy Indian, Moroccan, healthy Vietnamese, Italian, or any other mouthwatering cuisine, your options are endless. So, dare to be different and explore these exciting and super easy office lunch ideas for your next corporate gathering.

5. Grab a slice of pizza

When the demands of the workplace are piling up, sometimes you just need to take a moment to indulge yourself. And what better way to do that than with a heavenly, steamy slice of pizza? The melted cheese, the savory toppings, the delicious aroma filling the room - perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. It's pure satisfaction. Consider treating your team to an authentic Italian feast or pizza catering for your next working lunch. It's affordable, hassle-free, and guaranteed to put smiles on faces. Pair it with some complimentary sides, and watch as your staff happily fuel up, come together, and find renewed motivation. Pizza catering is the secret ingredient to turning your working lunch into a slice of success.

6. Finger foods and platters

Keep everyone satisfied throughout the day with an enticing spread of platters and finger foods elegantly displayed in the boardroom. Imagine succulent grilled meat and veggie skewers, fresh and creamy cheeses with an array of crisp crackers, mini sandwiches with delicious fillings, and rice paper rolls that are as beautiful as they are tasty. And let's not forget the flaky pastries that add a touch of indulgence to any occasion. The options are endless! This is the perfect solution for a more intimate working lunch. There's enough food to go around, without the need for setting up an entire buffet. Lean back, relax, and let the stunning flavours steal the show.

7. Line up, line up! Buffet catering

If your office is teeming with energy and talent, buffet catering is the way to go. It's efficient, cost-effective, and guarantees a little something for everyone. Why settle for less when you can satisfy a variety of tastes and dietary needs? Buffets are an opportunity for your guests to serve themselves so everyone can choose what they'd like to sample. And the best part? The invitation to go back for seconds or even thirds!

With a wide array of catering menus available, you can choose a modern or home-cooked style to suit your team's preferences. Hot, cold, savory, or sweet – your buffet spread will have it all. Just remember to save room for dessert!

8. Drinks and dessert

Providing a satisfying and healthy office lunch means your guests won't feel the need to overload on desserts. But that doesn't mean you can't add a touch of sweetness to wrap up the experience. What could be better than a platter of fudgy brownies and a vibrant fruit salad to round off your office lunch? And of course, don't forget to offer coffee and tea.

There we have it, Feedr's top tips for successful working lunch meetings. Food is fuel, so it’s crucial to nourish your guests and keep them energised all throughout the day.

Catering for office lunches is what we do best, so contact Feedr today and draw upon our corporate catering expertise to deliver you a fantastic and professional corporate lunch, that's delicious and tailored to your needs, whatever they may be.

Save time by ordering online and having the food delivered to your office. Feel free to reach out to our experts at [email protected] for advice about catering for office lunch or subsidised employee lunches. From gourmet sandwiches to healthy poke bowls, we have a range of delicious corporate lunch catering menus to suit your budget and taste buds.

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