Lunch need not be a dull or monotonous experience. There are several steps that you can take to keep lunch interesting and attractive to your employees. Here are some ideas to help keep your employees interested in the lunch menu you have to offer.
Selection of garnishes
You might serve a single main item on each plate or you could offer two options. You can then ask your employees to select two or three of the various side items.This way, everyone can choose the foods they want. Not only will this make the meal more enjoyable, but it will also mean that there will be far less waste. If you choose to serve a buffet, make sure that your catering service serves a selection of meats, vegetables, salads, and sauces too. They can all choose whatever they prefer which, again, will help you please everyone.
Ask for some input
You are not a mind reader and you cannot be expected to know what everyone enjoys. You can, however, give your employees the opportunity to provide their input regarding foods they enjoy along with any dietary restrictions. Ask your catering service for a list of foods that they are able to provide and then have your employees mark their selections. They can also specify any special needs like diabetics, gluten-free, vegan, and so on. If there are any special requests that are not on the menu, you may have to confirm with your caterer first.
Some of the best bonding moments are over a delicious meal. Which is why it can prove so beneficial to encourage your employees to eat lunch together rather than alone. Ask your catering service to create delicious baskets of food for smaller groups of staff to share. This makes lunch both interesting and intimate. Your employees will get to know one another better and thereby build stronger relationships. This, in turn, will help your business runs smoother.
Don't forget to keep each meal different. If you serve the same food each day or rotate through the same 5 meals each week, your employees will soon become bored. Variety is not just about serving different foods, but also the way its prepared.