3 Breakfast Catering Ideas for Those Early Morning Meetings
Breakfast meetings, whether you love or hate them, are part of office culture and near-impossible to get out of. One way to get employees excited for these early morning meetings is to offer breakfast; that way, they save some time at home by not having to make or bring their own.
But…how can you offer a breakfast that will please every employee, each of whom has unique food preferences?
The answer is easy—choose options that are fully customizable.
If you’re unsure how to create a custom menu for your meeting, don’t worry—we have three awesome breakfast catering ideas that can be personalized based on your co-workers’ unique needs.
1. Continental Breakfast
If you’re looking for a classic office breakfast catering idea that is bound to keep even the pickiest eater satisfied, a continental breakfast is the way to go—it’s like having a big buffet but with breakfast foods only.
You can go all out and include meaty favorites such as sausages and bacon, or sweet options like fluffy pancakes with fruit, honey, or syrup.
Eggs (fried or scrambled), pastries, fresh bagels, muffins, and fresh fruits are also great additions to a continental breakfast. If you want, you can even add cereals to the menu. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to offer different types of milk, so those who are lactose intolerant or vegan can also enjoy the cereal.
Of course, you can’t forget drinks, and here you also have a lot of freedom. You can serve yummy, café-style hot drinks or freshly-squeezed fruit juice. Various fruit smoothies can also be good if the weather is hot.
2. Custom Omelets
If there are any egg lovers on your team, you may also consider custom omelets.
This option is more time-consuming and expensive but can be great for an office meeting. It often involves a chef coming by and making custom omelets on the spot to ensure freshness.
With this custom option, employees can choose to fill their omelets with ingredients like mushrooms, bacon, sour cream, shredded cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, bell peppers, fresh herbs, and caramelized onions. However, it’s important that you ask your employees for ingredient ideas before you arrange the breakfast.
You’ll also want to consider serving beverages that go well with omelets, including fruit juice, smoothies, and freshly-made coffee or tea.
If you’re considering this idea, please keep in mind that it’s typically a better option for small offices only—it can be challenging to cater custom omelets to a large number of people.
3. Bagged Breakfasts
Lastly, one of the most unique breakfast ideas for employees is bagged breakfasts. This option is easy, as bagged breakfasts can be quickly handed out to everyone, but it’s less customizable when compared to our other breakfast ideas.
Bagged breakfasts are the perfect option for larger offices where making custom-served breakfasts or allowing buffet-style lines isn’t feasible.
With bagged breakfasts, you can quickly and easily ensure everyone gets their food in an attractive bag. Standard brown bags should be good enough, but you can decorate them with colorful tissue paper or ribbons. What you put in these bags is entirely up to you, though you should think about allergies and food preferences when planning them.
Popular options for bagged breakfasts include bagels with cream cheese, fresh fruits like bananas or berries, and a refreshing drink, such as a bottle of orange juice. You can also include other interesting foods like mini-hardboiled egg sandwiches, small yogurt cups, cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, granola, donuts, and chocolate milk.
Let Chef Raymone Cater Your Next Office Breakfast
Planning an office breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful—it can actually be quite easy if you rope in professionals like Chef Reymone.
Founded over 30 years ago, we provide affordable catering services to individuals and businesses in Michigan. Because we understand how difficult creating the right menu can be, we’re committed to helping you find the right solutions for your guests. All of our menus are fully customized based on needs and preferences.
Fill out our online form today if you have questions about in-office catering or need help creating the perfect menu.