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.
It wouldn’t be a proper tea without freshly baked, fluffy scones. And don’t forget the cream and jam!
Delicate, delicious, mouth-watering and available in a variety of colours, include a basket or platter with different flavours and fillings.
Delicious and dainty sandwiches with a variety of fillings. Try smoked salmon, cucumber, chicken or tuna.
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.
Buttery, sweet treats that melt in your mouth. Have a mix of mini Danish pastries, tartlets, croissants and more.
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.
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.
A platter of cheese and crackers always gets the thumbs up for those that don’t have a sweet tooth.
Looking for some healthy options? Why not try these choices below.
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.
A surprising source of fiber and antioxidants. Try these toppings: garlic or parmesan to take it to the next level.
Skewers of freshly cut fruit and drizzled with chocolate. Yum.
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.
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!
For special occasions and for something a bit more luxurious, try a champagne morning tea with gourmet finger food, decadent chocolate mousse served in shot glasses, macarons and lemon meringue tarts. Offer a selection of mocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks like iced teas, juices and spritzers for non-drinkers.
Embrace the sweet life like an Italian with a mix of sweet treats including Florentines, biscotti and pastries. And don't forget some dark, Italian style espresso to go with your sweets. Use your coffee machine for the real stuff, or consider hiring a mobile barista for your Italian themed morning tea.
Plan a true blue morning tea with Anzac biscuits, lamingtons, mini pavlovas, fresh fruit, scones with jam and cream, damper, Cheesymite scrolls, egg and bacon rolls and banana bread, all washed down with a strong cup of tea.
Go Downtown Abbey with some dainty finger sandwiches, a Victoria sponge cake, English muffins, petit fours, scones with jam and clotted cream, lemon curd tartlets with a beautiful selection of teas and coffees.
When organising a morning or afternoon tea for the office, don’t forget these important things.
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
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.
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.