Morning tea catering ideas for work functions and events

Office morning and afternoon teas are a fantastic way to take a breather, while also helping to boost team morale, celebrate achievements and get to know your work colleagues better. Morning tea time is a great opportunity to have a little something and keep you going until lunchtime, while afternoon teas are perfect for that 3pm slump!

Need some inspiration for your next morning or afternoon tea? Speak to the corporate catering experts at Order-In. Whatever the occasion you wish to celebrate, we can help! Below are some morning tea catering ideas to help you get started, and just a little taste of what we can do.

Morning and afternoon favourites

Scones

It wouldn’t be a proper tea without freshly baked, fluffy scones. And don’t forget the cream and jam!

Macarons

Delicate, delicious, mouth-watering and available in a variety of colours, include a basket or platter with different flavours and fillings.

Sandwiches

Delicious and dainty sandwiches with a variety of fillings. Try smoked salmon, cucumber, chicken or tuna.

Cupcakes

Like individual little cakes for your guests, these little treats will please both young and old. The hardest choice is deciding if you want the red velvet or chocolate cupcake

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Pastries

Buttery, sweet treats that melt in your mouth. Have a mix of mini Danish pastries, tartlets, croissants and more.

Scrolls

From savoury classics, like pizza and cheese, to sweet indulgences like butterscotch and cinnamon, there’s a lot to love about scrolls. Serve it with a hot chocolate or cuppa and you can’t go wrong.

Finger foods

Mini quiches and sausage rolls, bite-sized meat pies, spring rolls, sliders, Peking duck pancakes and dumplings, we have a huge selection of hot finger food catering favourites to please every palate. 

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Cheese

A platter of cheese and crackers always gets the thumbs up for those that don’t have a sweet tooth.

Healthy options

Looking for some healthy options? Why not try these choices below.

Yoghurt, berries and muesli

Not just for breakfast, bircher muesli is great as a snack too! It’s a tasty alternative for people who don’t want a slice of cake, but still want something sweet. The berries provide a shot of antioxidants too.

Popcorn

A surprising source of fiber and antioxidants. Try these toppings: garlic or parmesan to take it to the next level.

Fruit kebabs

Skewers of freshly cut fruit and drizzled with chocolate. Yum.

Chocolate-dunked strawberries

Seriously, people love anything coated in chocolate. Well, maybe not anything, but strawberries and chocolates are a match made in heaven. You can’t go wrong here.

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Dips

Skip the potato chips that are full of fat and salt and offer some chopped up raw veggies like carrot sticks, celery, cucumber, tomatoes and green beans. Pair it with hummus, guacamole or an eggplant dip. Delish!

Final tips

When organising a morning or afternoon tea for the office, don’t forget these important things.

Special dietary requirements

Make sure no one gets left out - we can cater for special dietary requirements, such as gluten free, dairy free and vegetarians.

Catering quantities

As a rule of thumb, we recommend the following quantities for your morning/afternoon tea:

Cocktail/mini pastries and sweet treats – 2 to 3 per person

Large pastries and cakes – 1 ½ items per person

Platters – 1 serve of any platter per person

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Beverages

Drinks are an important part of any morning tea, so be sure to provide coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice. For something a little special, jazz up your water with some fruit for extra flavour and colour. For special occasions, we can also help with alcohol delivery to your office.

Glassware, crockery, seating and tables

Ensure you’ll have enough crockery, cutlery, glasses and mugs. We can help with delivery for disposal items or equipment hire direct to your office or event venue.

Do you need additional seating or tables? Or maybe you would like some wait staff for your special event. No problem! Speak to our corporate event management team and we’ll be more than happy to help with all your event needs.

Make sure everyone has a great time and the food is delicious at your next morning or afternoon tea. Speak to our catering consultants on 1300 851 900 for more office morning tea catering recommendations and inspiration, or check out our website to view the various corporate caterers and their menus. 

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