It might not be everyone’s favorite meal, but it has widely been hailed as the most important meal of the day. Breakfast wakes everyone up, gives everyone a boost of energy to get the day started, brings people together, aligns schedules, and much more.
That said, it’s not one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of catering. More often than not, lunches and dinners are catered, while breakfast remains forgotten or is accounted for with a jug of coffee and some hastily acquired croissants or donuts.
Here are some great reasons why breakfast deserves some more attention, and how breakfast catering in Philadelphia can benefit your early morning events, whether professional or personal.
It replenishes energy and vital nutrients
For one thing, breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for a reason. After sleeping all night, your body has depleted glucose as well as nutrient stores that need to be replenished. This is one of the reasons that people are tired in the morning and drag through the day if they haven’t had a nourishing breakfast.
Besides that, some people go without breakfast simply because it adds time to their morning routine; anyone who’s ever been rushed in the morning knows it can feel like there is no time to make for breakfast.
Having an early morning meal catered will solve that problem for anyone for whom you’re providing as well as for yourself!
Catering services lighten your workload
While few will argue over the objective importance of breakfast, you might run into some roadblocks when preparing for an early morning meal. Not everyone is a morning person, understandably, and some people just don’t feel like preparing food in the morning.
If you’re considering early morning catering for an office or for a corporate event, there’s a separate issue: preparing the food yourself is an impracticality. Breakfast catering can help with that, however.
Working with a caterer to provide an early morning meal will take some of your responsibility, at least if you’ve been tasked with providing refreshments. Just call us to learn more about how we can put time back into your day!
Breakfast catering aligns schedules
When the early morning catering in question is for an office, another value it brings is the value of aligning schedules. For those who take up the offer of free breakfast (and who wouldn’t) eat together at the same time and place, it helps to sync everyone’s schedule up, which boosts productivity and additionally has the potential to boost collaboration.
Breakfast fosters collaboration
How can a Philadelphia catering company boost collaboration? Funny you should ask – by bringing people together. Whereas in the absence of a catered morning meal some would go without and others would eat on their own terms, providing a catered breakfast brings people together in the same place at the same time.
It’s good for everyone’s mood and feelings of well-being and fosters an environment of trust and community. Where there are trust and community, there is collaboration. It’s an easy way to bring people around the office together and it serves as an icebreaker as well.
It is an important morale booster
Additionally, providing for a catered breakfast (or any meal throughout the day) really shows people that you care. It’s a huge pick-me-up for employees, or for anyone who partakes, and simply promotes a feeling of appreciation and general satisfaction. It’s not the only way to make a whole office happy, but it is a nice start and a great way to pay it forward.
Having it catered will save you time!
Finally, catering an early morning meal is a great way to save yourself and everyone else involved a significant amount of time. Whether you’d have to go out and pick up the donuts and coffee yourself (we deliver for free, by the way) or everyone around you would be late making their own breakfast arrangements, providing for a ready-made breakfast meal saves everyone time.
There’s no preparation for you, very little cleanup, and no accounting for others that show up late because they stopped for coffee. If you already provided it, you’re halfway there!
By the way, before you start pondering “catering near me,” just call us! In addition to catering for a variety of special occasions in the Philadelphia area, we cater throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Thinking about having your next breakfast catered or starting a new program to provide a morning pick-me-up to your valued employees? Our catering company in Philadelphia can help; all you need to do is give us a call at our Philadelphia Waterfront location at Penn’s Landing (or another, if it’s closer to you).
Let us know what you’d like to see on your breakfast menu, how you’d like it prepared and delivered and we’ll change the way you think about catering in Philly!