Morning tea is a fantastic tradition and if you want to make it extra special, why not consider a few of these catering ideas? Whether you’re running a training event, celebrating a workplace milestone or a new staff induction, give a positive impression with a delicious morning tea for the office. Sometimes, you won’t even need an occasion — everyone knows that mornings are definitely more bearable with a delectable selection of drinks and food.
Stick to the classics — you can’t go wrong with a wide selection of danishes and pastries. If you want to offer some healthier options, consider having some mini containers of muesli and yoghurt, granola, and little fruit salad bowls.
Savoury food is another great idea – mini muffins and savoury scones can work well alongside mini club sandwiches. Mini bacon and egg wraps and breakfast sliders are a trendy way to add a bit of variety to your morning tea. Finger food like quiches and savoury mushroom tarts are another popular choice — and are very easy to pick up and eat.
Everybody loves a good combination and, cheesy portmanteaus aside, they provide a talking point for your colleagues and clients. Scruffins combine the best things we love about muffins and scones into one package, while the decadent cronut is the oh-so-scrumptious unity of croissant and donut.
Go Downtown Abbey style with some finely cut sandwiches with cucumber, ham, mustard; Victoria sponge cake; English muffins; a beautiful selection of teas (including English Breakfast); and floral decorations. If you’re planning a more relaxed and casual affair, go back to basics with some scones and clotted cream. Don’t forget your tiered cake stands and some lovely tea sets.
Everybody loves Anzac biscuits and lamingtons, washed down with a strong cup of billy tea. Plan a true-blue brekkie with a spread of some fresh fruit, scones, damper, Cheesymite scrolls, and banana bread.
In the mood for a celebration? Why not get a bit luxe and decadent with some champagne. Set it up alongside a platter of salmon, caviar, pastries, and chocolate mousse served in shot glasses. A champagne morning tea is fun way for the office to celebrate the Melbourne Cup race day and are brilliant for enticing people to a charity fundraiser. Sweets like macarons, chocolate tarts, meringues, and brownies are another popular choice. Virgin cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages like iced teas, juices, and spritzers can be a creative, refreshing option for non-drinker guests.
Embrace the sweet life like an Italian and pick a mix of Florentines, biscotti and pastries. Of course, don’t forget some dark, Italian style espresso. If you don’t have the coffee kit or an on-site barista, perhaps you could consider leasing or purchasing a coffee machine for the office.
Order-In has the experience and a network of fantastic local corporate caterers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth dedicated to helping you execute a flawless morning tea. Get in touch today and let us organise and deliver a yummy morning tea for your colleagues and clients! If you're stuck for other morning tea ideas, speak to our corporate catering experts and they'll be able to provide some recommendations.