No matter how cool they play it, we all know everyone perks up when free food comes into the office. A good catering experience in the office can get your coworkers through that long meeting or to the deadline you thought you wouldn’t make. Your catering Santa Monica provider shares the 7 best kept secrets for providing a catered lunch that your coworkers will absolutely love!
Get a headcount
Running out of food is the fastest way to kill the good mood at the office lunch. It might sound like a no brainer, but people either forget to get a headcount or do an estimate that is way off. Things can change quickly, so try to get a final headcount as close to placing your order as possible.
Narrow the options
When it comes time to choose a place, asking the group what they want will result in a lot of opinions and people who are disappointed when their suggestion isn’t picked by the group. Instead of asking “Where should we go?” ask “What sounds better, pizza or sushi?”
Take location into consideration
Some people will want to eat lunch in the meeting instead of waiting until after. If that’s the case, you’ll need to prep the table in the conference room before the food arrives. Gather utensils, napkins, plates etc. and organize them in an assembly line to keep things moving when the food arrives.
If everyone has a packed schedule and you only have a short amount of time to eat, the planning can be essential. Call the caterer in the morning and give a general idea about what you will be ordering; they can then give you a realistic time estimate so your schedule doesn’t unravel.
Remember food allergies
If you’re having a big lunch with a lot of people, it may be unrealistic to ask everyone about their allergies and preferences. An alternative is to have a wide range of options that include vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free options.
Catering Santa Monica
Are you looking for a caterer in the Santa Monica area? Contact Mondo Taco to learn more about their catering services by visiting them online at MondoTaco.com or calling 310.310.8922.