8 Foods to Make Your Next Working Lunch Meeting Sizzle

Is it time to schedule another lunch meeting? Would you like to serve something other than a boring old sandwich in a box lunch set?

With so many amazing world cuisines to choose from, why not jazz up your next business lunch meeting with something more thoughtful?

If you’re stuck on ideas, we’re here to help. Here are eight creative menu ideas for your next lunch meeting.

  1. Caribbean Night

Even if it’s noon, you can never go wrong with tasty dishes from the Caribbean. Think jerk chicken, spicy roti, beans and rice, and fried plantains. Bonus points if you schedule a steel drum band to play while you’re eating!

  1. Fajita Bar

Everyone loves Mexican food, so why not make a buffet featuring fajitas? Provide a few different proteins to choose from (steak, pork, shrimp), as well as plenty of sizzling peppers and onions. Add a few drops of hot sauce and guacamole and you’re good to go.

  1. Burger Box

Can the best hamburgers really come from a box? Indeed they can! Have a look at the gourmet burger boxes from Becks Prime that feature mesquite-grilled burgers and freshly baked egg buns. (YUM!)

  1. Poke Bowls

This Hawaiian craze has swept through the nation, and for good reason. It combines the tastes of sushi with the fun of a burrito bowl, with an endless array of possibilities. Rice, raw fish, edamame, avocado, and seaweed are standards, but you can add as many fun mix-ins as you like.

  1. Make Your Own Pizza

This isn’t just a fun activity for your kids — grown-ups love it too. Find a venue that allows diners to create their own gourmet pizzas from a variety of topping options. Think buffalo chicken, fresh arugula, truffle oil, pineapple — the sky’s the limit!

  1. Bahn Mi Sandwiches

If you can’t get away from a brown cag lunch meeting, you can at least jazz up your sandwich offering. Take everyone’s taste buds to the next level with a Vietnamese-inspired Bahn mi sandwich. With pork, spicy vegetables, and fresh herbs on a delicious French baguette, how could you possibly go wrong?

  1. Italian Charcuterie Platter

Here’s one that’s guaranteed to make everyone’s mouths water. Spread out a feast of classic charcuterie items like cold cuts, cheese, olives, peppers, crackers, and fresh bread. Trust us — no one will miss that boring old sandwich from your old lunch menu.

  1. Spicy Jambalaya

Give your next meeting a Cajun or Creole twist with a platter of Louisiana-inspired jambalaya. This spicy rice stew usually features a mix of seafood, meat, and veggies, but you can adjust it to suit everyone’s palate or dietary needs. (And if you choose to go out and drink Hurricanes after the meeting is over, we won’t judge.)


Jazz up Your Next Lunch Meeting

Don’t bore everyone at your next business lunch meeting. Instead, “wow” them with one of these delicious menu ideas!

Who knows? Your employees may even begin to look forward to those weekly lunch meetings at work.

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