Written by Kathleen Vogt • July 31, 2023
At the end of the day, we have to eat. I suppose this statement is meant both rhetorically and literally. If we’re going down the literal route, then it’s not just at the end of the day that we need to put food in our stomachs. Breakfast, lunch, snackies — all of these meals are important, as food is the fuel that helps us work, relax, laugh, and connect with others.
If we have to eat, why not make employee meals a thing? Read on to learn why more companies should prioritize employee meals.
Employee meals are meals shared by colleagues, often organized and paid for by the company. They can be formal or casual, hosted in the company kitchen or at a nearby restaurant. Colleagues can bring their own dishes to share or the meal can be catered. Employee meals are a time for the company to come together to share food, sparking conversation that can deepen relationships.
The goal of employee meals is to build a sense of camaraderie and to offer an activity to do together other than, well, work. Because everyone needs to eat, meals are a great opportunity to center the collective attention around an activity — eating yummy food.
There are many reasons why more companies should prioritize employee meals. Here are some of the reasons why employee meals are important:
If you’re sold on the idea of hosting an employee meal or a series of employee meals, it’s now time to talk about the menu.
With CaterCow, it’s easy to organize a catered lunch for the whole office, whether that’s a handful of people or a group of a hundred and more. You can pick the size of your order, including whether you want buffet style or individual portions. CaterCow lets you filter by dietary restrictions, which can be extremely useful when trying to accommodate kosher, vegetarian, or vegan meals for those who need them.
Want employee meals to become a regular thing? If bringing together your team to connect with one another on a regular cadence becomes a priority for you, CaterCow offers regular account management and repeat orders. Not sure what to order? Let our food photos convince you. We’ve taste-tested every meal that’s made it onto our menu to ensure high quality, so whatever you pick, bon appetit.