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Catering Advice, Glasgow

When do you need lunchtime catering?

Lunchtime catering can serve a number of purposes. The most important thing to remember is to make sure that you book your catering service in advance and make sure that you inform them about the time you want lunch to be served. Even if you choose a buffet style meal, your caterer will need to plan their day accordingly.

Meetings that are scheduled for the afternoon require lunchtime catering. Since the meeting is taking place during the time of day when we usually eat, it stands to reason that this basic need should be addressed. If you do not serve lunch, you can be sure that attendees will become distracted by their hunger.

You can also offer catered lunches for your employees on a daily or weekly basis. By providing your employees with lunch, it will give them an added incentive to remain loyal to your company. It's also helps save time and energy. Instead of your employees leaving the office to buy or eat a homemade lunch, they can simply make their way to the dining area, enjoy a meal, and relax before getting back to work. Even if you don't offer catered lunches every day, a weekly catered meal will give your employees the opportunity to get to know one another which is great for team building.

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Why order a catered lunch

Catering services are known for offering a wide range of meal options. From breakfast and brunch to lunch, dinner, and everything in between, your professional catering team has it all covered. When it comes to catered lunches, there are a number of reasons to call in the professionals.

Firstly, if you are planning a training session, you will need to make sure that everyone is well fed. Most training sessions will take place during the morning and early afternoon so that they coincide wih office hours. Training sessions that take place over several days will call for daily meals which can all be arranged with your caterer.

Afternoon staff meetings also call for lunch to be served. Since you wouldn't want your employees to have to duck out of the office to grab a bite, it's up to you to ensure that lunch is provided. The type of foods you choose will depend on the duration of the meeting, budget, and personal preferences.

Corporate meetings also often take place in the middle of the day. Even if you have a small meeting in your boardroom, it's important to impress prospective clients and business associates. In many cases, business professionals opt for a buffet style meal because it usually means that they can spend less time waiting for food and more time getting down to the actual agenda.

Choosing lunchtime catering means that you will not need to worry about preparing the food yourself or even setting up. You also don't need to worry about keeping food warm or properly chilled because it will be taken care of by your caterer.

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What is so specific about lunchtime catering?

Different times of the day call for different types of food. The kinds of food you would serve for breakfast will differ significantly from those served for lunch or dinner. So, if you are planning a meeting, training session, or any other event that requires lunchtime catering, it's good to know what to expect.

In terms of food, lunchtime meals are quite diverse. During the warmer months of the year, the types of food we enjoy is usually lighter than those we seek in the winter. Whether you opt for plated meals or a buffet, you have many options to consider. Buffet style lunchtime meals may include cold meats, different types of cheese, various breads, salad items, various cooked meats, vegetables, and perhaps even a couple of soups. Plated meals will usually include a light salad or soup for starters, meat and vegetables as the main course, and dessert of your choice.

Unlike breakfast, you will not be serving items like bacon and eggs. Similarly, you most likely will not be serving strong alcoholic beverages or even any at all, as you would around dinnertime. Wine, beer, cider and similar lighter beverages may be served at social events but are usually avoided during training sessions for obvious reasons.

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