Bringing Holiday Cheer To Your Office Luncheon

22 November 2021
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Hosting a holiday luncheon for your staff can be a great way to celebrate the season without having to plan an after-hours event. The right catering choices are essential for making this meal festive and fun. Here are some ideas to consider as you plan your office's holiday lunch party.

Seasonal Sandwiches

Lunch should be a bit lighter than a whole traditional holiday meal, so consider taking some of the holiday favorites and turning them into sandwiches. Baked ham and roast turkey stacked on top of soft rolls can make a tasty addition to your lunch menu. Work with your caterer to create unique toppings, such as thin layers of stuffing or cranberry sauce condiments to add a touch of whimsy to the meal. For employees who prefer a meatless meal, opt for vegetarian-friendly gourmet grilled cheeses to complete the menu. 

Savory Sides

In the spirit of keeping things light, add miniature versions of holiday sides to your luncheon menu. Macaroni and cheese cups, mashed potato bites, and mini quiches are all great options for savory sides to please your staff's taste buds. Be sure to add veggies to the list as well to help balance everyone's plate. Roast asparagus, with or without bacon, might be a crowd favorite, and a tray of green bean casserole can satisfy a lot of holiday menu cravings. Work with your caterer to come up with a range of sides to ensure everyone in the office gets a few favorites to enjoy. 

Santa's Sweets

When it comes to dessert, there is an abundance of options to add fun to your holiday spread. Choosing cupcakes makes it easy to add a wide variety of flavors without committing to whole desserts. Pumpkin spice, red velvet, peppermint, and chocolate cupcakes are delicious options. You can also go a bit more upscale with mini cheesecakes and petits fours to round out your luncheon dessert menu. Ask your caterer about seasonal decorations to add even more festive fun to the snack table. Frosting in red and white or Santa-inspired designs bring a fun look to your event.

Take-Home Treats

Of course, you don't want to send your staff home empty-handed, so think about ordering treats your staff can take back with them after the luncheon is over. Chocolate lollipops shaped like candy canes, reindeer, and Christmas trees make festive gifts that employees can gift to their little ones or enjoy on the commute home. These treats should be individually wrapped so they are easy to transport. You can also have your caterer create holiday-themed to-go boxes filled with the same types of cupcakes offered at the dessert table.

Contact a company that offers Christmas catering services to learn more.