Food is a big part of any culture, and company culture is no different. It’s no wonder then why many office spaces in AZ are opting to provide meals to employees on a more regular basis. Offices can use catering to boost morale, encouraging healthy lifestyle habits, and stay competitive when looking to recruit new employees. Here are a few of today’s office catering trends helping companies stay on top of their game.
1. Health- and Diet-Conscious Catering
Many office spaces in AZ are using catering to promote healthier lifestyle habits among employees, and to make those choices more accessible and enjoyable. This wholistic approach to health and wellness includes much more than an occasional healthy lunch—some employers are trading out the traditional, unhealthy office breakfast foods (like those delicious but dangerous donuts and bagels) for healthier options. Fresh fruit, clean meals, and juices are just a few of the popular offerings offices are using to provide employees with a well-rounded most important meal of the day every day.
2. Concierge Services & Online Ordering
Concierge services are a very popular trend in office catering because of the convenience and ease associated with having a third-party handling logistics. In addition, ever-evolving online ordering systems are continually making these services even simpler than ever before. Offices can browse by meal, type of cuisine, event, and more to narrow down their food options and place an order. The concierge service will then develop the meal, taking into account any dietary restrictions or preferences stated, and deliver the food right to your Tempe office space. Some services will even set up the meal for you.
3. Food Trucks
Food trucks have been a very popular culinary option for a few years now, and this trend shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. They allow companies to turn a simple parking lot into a trendy restaurant in a matter of minutes, and what better way to get your employees outside to enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunshine?
If you already have a business in mind, you can contact the food truck directly for booking and pricing options. However, there are online platforms that allow you to browse and compare an expansive range of food trucks based on factors like cuisine, pricing, availability, and more. Online hiring services also typically represent only verified vendors and offer support and payment protections to ensure the best catering experience possible for your AZ office space.
4. Go Green, Reduce Waste
Waste can be a major issue with office catering—any food that’s not eaten tends to end up directly in the trash. With a major push for office spaces to embrace greener practices, reducing this waste is an important factor to consider when deciding on a catering option.
Better planning is the best weapon to combat waste resulting from catering. Knowing how many people are eating, what they will and won’t eat, how much they’ll eat, and more can help you and your caterer better plan for your office’s needs.
Now that you know the top trends in catering, it’s time to find the perfect office space in AZ to promote your healthy and community-oriented company culture. Contact us for more information on available properties or to schedule a tour.
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