Given that the ‘normal’ way to start the day in the UK can be anything from sugary cereals to sausage, egg and beans, there will probably be few breakfast catering ideas that could surprise you!
However, if you’re looking for menu suggestions that are a bit different for your breakfast meeting, here are some catering ideas which may surprise as well as delight both your clients and your team.
Fresh fruit is always a great thing at the breakfast table, and lots of different colourful and succulent juicy fruit pieces on skewers will look as good as they taste. They’re not only delicious – they’re also a healthy pick-me-up first thing in the morning. And if you want to make them even more interesting, serve with a honey drizzle and yoghurt dip.
Quiches aren’t just for lunch and dinner – why not make some especially for breakfast. Fillings can be any breakfast food such as bacon, sausage or mushroom. Or try something a bit different like black pudding or haggis.
Offering a vegan option for your working breakfast doesn’t mean you can’t still go for a good old fry-up. If you serve vegan sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans and toast, not many people will notice there isn’t any meat. When it comes to cooking ingredients, there are vegan equivalents to many animal products, enabling you to make vegan versions of lots of breakfast goodies such as pancakes, waffles and muffins.
When you’re having a catered-for breakfast, many people love a good fry-up – and who can blame them! But you’d be surprised how many people will choose the healthy option if it’s there. So supply them with high-quality healthy foods such as porridge, yoghurt served with a variety of superfoods, granola, or scrambled eggs or crushed avocado on wholemeal toast. Or, for easy eating, try oat-based breakfast bars.
If you’re entertaining clients from abroad or just want to get into the spirit of different regional cuisines, surprise your guests by serving traditional breakfasts from other countries. For example, the Germans like a selection of cold meats and cheeses served with fresh bread; and in Colombia, they eat arepa, which are dense corn cakes eaten either plain with butter or with eggs, meat or jam. In Russia, diners enjoy griddle cakes and blini; in Sweden, the open sandwich is a favourite, layered with meat or fish, cheese, cucumber and tomato; and, of course, the Americans like a stack of pancakes served with bacon, syrup and blueberries.
For even more catering ideas and to find out what we can do for your business breakfast, get in touch!