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Examples of good lunchtime catering

Lunchtime meals are perfect for filling the gap that will keep your body fueled up and full of energy for the rest of the day. Skipping lunch can make you feel sluggish and many people even experience dizziness and stomach pains. This is why it's so important to make sure that your catering service provides the best dishes.

A well catered lunchtime meal will include a variety of nutritious dishes. Since you might be catering for a variety of guests or employees, you need to offer at least two types of meat and at least one vegetarian option for each course.

A salad bar, cheese platter, various breads, and a couple of soups are great for starters. A full spread of meats and vegetables is perfect for the main course and a selection of light sweets for dessert will finish off the meal perfectly.

Good lunchtime catering also requires variety. Not only throughout the spread, but also variety from day to day. If you have a catering service prepare lunch for your employees on a daily basis, then you need to make sure that they have a different, balanced menu.

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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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