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The Benefits of a Corporate Team Breakfast

Paige McKirahan

Paige McKirahan

November 5, 2021

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For most of our lives, we have been told time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It starts your schedule out on the right foot and you can tackle the tasks on your to-do list without having to worry about running out of fuel. In fact, breakfast should typically account for 25 to 30% of your daily nutrition and can have a huge impact on your energy levels for the day.

With many of us getting up early in the morning in order to make it to the office, it can be hard to eat a nutritious (and delicious) breakfast. We may just grab a sugary snack from the corner store, call our coffee a meal, or maybe not eat anything at all! So rather than focusing all of our resources on feeding our employees lunch, why not consider switching up your meal plans to include a breakfast spread?

Whether it’s a daily affair, a one-off celebration, or a weekly Monday morning pick-me-up, providing your team with breakfast can do wonders for their mood and productivity.

At Cater2.me, we offer multiple options for breakfast spreads. You can go with our meal ordering solutions that can provide a full corporate breakfast for your entire team, or you can choose our Snack & Pantry option that can keep your kitchen fully stocked with all your favorite breakfast fixin’s. Let’s take a look at why a corporate breakfast spread should be added to your list of employee perks.

It offers a morale boost

Based upon our previous observations about the importance of breakfast, it’s not hard to conclude that an early morning meal will boost team morale and even improve company culture. Adults who eat breakfast generally have an improved work performance on account of replenished blood sugar levels, which help to provide energy and enhance concentration. Breakfast can even assist with your employees’ memory, alertness, and overall mood, creating a happier, healthier office environment.

Food in the office can also improve employee satisfaction, contributing to overall wellness on account of reduced stress. 67% of employees who have access to free meals at work report being very satisfied with their job compared to 56% of people who report the same but don’t receive food.

Additionally, creating a space and time for your team to enjoy breakfast together can boost your company’s culture by encouraging your employees to bond. Morning socialization (for those of us who can stomach it) will allow colleagues to connect better with each other before the stress of the workday begins. It can also give employees the opportunity to speak to coworkers that they may not have the opportunity to interact with on a regular basis.

It can help improve your employee wellness

One thing that many employees have placed a renewed focus on since the start of the pandemic is that of wellness. And bringing your team back to the workplace after they created a healthy routine at home may be disruptive. How can we combat that? By offering nutritious and delicious breakfast options right in the office.

You can benefit both you and your employees by taking their health seriously. So much so that it has been proven that for every $1 spent on employee wellness, a company saves $7 on average in healthcare costs. Seems like a win-win in our opinion!

It saves your team time and money

Early morning commutes paired with exhausting morning routines (that can become increasingly complicated with variables like children, pets, and long commute times) can make it difficult to grab breakfast on your way to work. 

By providing your employees with breakfast in the office, you can cut down on the stress that surrounds morning meal times since having meal options readily available will take one task off of your team’s plates. This can save them time both before they arrive at the office and after they get there since the need to find and prepare breakfast is eliminated.

Teams love perks that can help them save money and since food is one of the most important parts of our day, why not cut down on your colleagues’ food costs? By saving them money AND time, it is almost guaranteed that your team will recieve an early morning moral boost that will set their day up for success.

In conclusion…

Hosting a catered team breakfast in your office is a great way to start your teams’ day, and Cater2.me is ready to help you make it a great one. Breakfest catering is just the tip of the iceberg in what we offer, and we are happy to help you create a one-of-a-kind experience for your team to enjoy. And since we facilitate the event from start to finish, you won’t have to lift a finger and will get to join in on the fun. Click here to learn more.

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