Buffets Versus Boxed Meals

Jillian Ioerger Blog

When it comes time to eat at the office, you generally have two catering choices – a buffet or a boxed meal. While Invitation to Dine offers both services, our chefs feel strongly that you should consider a boxed meal over a buffet. Let us explain…

Your employees can pre-order from several different hot and or cold dining options, making sure that everyone can get something that they will enjoy. That’s right, unlike most boxed-meal catering, Invitation to Dine offers hot meals as well as the traditional cold salads and sandwiches. Often, the desire for a hot meal leads companies to select buffet style catering, but now they don’t have to do that just to get a hot meal.

Take a look at some of the boxed meal options Invitation to Dine has offered previous customers.

If any employee has a specific food-related need such as an allergy, their box can be 100% customized to insure that their dining requirements are met. This means no employee has to be concerned about whether or not they will be able to partake in the team meal. Often, ordering fast food like pizza for the team no longer works because of gluten or dairy intolerance. With boxed meals, that doesn’t have to be a problem anymore.

Boxed meals also eliminate food waste, overspending and messy cleanup. With our boxed meals, you don’t need to guess at how many trays you will need to feed the team or what to do with the leftover food – or worse, the concern that you didn’t order enough food to feed everyone. Each box is filled with handmade ingredients by our chefs that day and prepared to order. We also use packaging materials that are easily recycled, and all of our boxed meals can be disposed of back into the delivery bags, making clean-up a breeze.

We hope that when it comes time for you to think about feeding your team at the office, you will consider boxed meals as an alternative to the traditional buffet service. We think your employees will appreciate it. Contact one of our chefs to find out how we can support your next corporate event.