If you work at an office you have probably had to sit through a long meeting that stretches through lunch. Your boss wants you to participate in the meeting but all you can think about is how loud your stomach is growling and whether or not Nancy next to you can hear it.
There is nothing better than meetings where you get lunch included unless you are the one that has to order... Trying to think of where to order from that will make everyone happy and comply with everyone's dietary choices or restrictions is almost impossible. We provide catering to various offices in Kanata and collected the top three pieces of advice we got from some of our regulars.
1. Don't give too many options
Less is more right? Giving people too many options to pick from will just make your life impossible. Everyone has an opinion on what they want to eat and you will never be able to please everyone. Our veteran orderers suggest not giving more than 2 options for each then adding in one vegetarian option as well. For example, if you were to order from us we would suggest two meat option sandwiches and one vegetarian sandwich, add in two salad options, one dessert, and 2 drink options, one being water.
By doing this you will find that people will have fewer objections since they have fewer options.
2. Pick easy foods to eat
Office lunches don't come with the comforts you find at your dining room table so the food you order should be easy to eat. Sandwiches and salads are convenient for this because they require limited utensils and are easy to eat.
3. Keep it healthy
The best way to deal with all those dietary restrictions is to order from somewhere that knows every single ingredient in their food. Healthier options make this easier since the majority of the food is made of vegetables, fruits and high-grade cuts of meat. Any good caterer should be able to tell you what items to avoid for the most common allergies like dairy, nuts or gluten.
Try these tricks next time you have to make an order for your office and hopefully you'll find that everyone seems a little happier.