10 tasty food to try for working lunches

As many EAs, PAs and administrative staff know all too well, it can be difficult to order corporate catering for a large group of people in the office. It can sometimes be challenging to cater to the wide range of tastebuds and if you have training, a conference or a meeting that lasts for a few days, it’s important to try not to order the same meals over and over again. And you do want to please everyone – studies have shown that office lunches can help increase productivity, engagement and can boost morale.

If your office is stuck in a sandwich rut and you need some inspiration, then look no further! It’s possible to order a variety of cuisines without alienating any member of the team. Check out our top picks below.

Indian food

indian food by Spiced by Billu’sSome people may be scared by Indian food due to the spice, but there are plenty of delicious dishes with barely a hint of heat. Some items you could order include:

  • Samosas
  • Tandoori chicken
  • Chana masala – great for vegetarians
  • Butter chicken

Photo credit: Spiced by Billu's

Thai food

corporate catering – Red Lemon Thai CaféFull of flavour and fresh ingredients, there are loads of great food options with Thai. From the exotic flavours to the familiar sweet and non-spicy, there’s something for everyone.

Try these delicious options:

  • Noodles including Pad Thai or Pad See Ew
  • Chicken satay skewers
  • Massaman curry
  • Stir fried including chicken with basil, chicken (or other protein) with cashew nuts

Try Red Lemon Thai Café for your next working lunch.

Japanese food

corporate catering - Japanese foodThere’s so much more to Japanese than sushi. We love these:

  • Noodles
  • Gyoza – pan-fried dumplings often filled with pork and cabbage
  • Teriyaki chicken
  • Sushi
  • Bento – the traditional Japanese bento boxes are a healthy and delicious choice for a working lunch or corporate event. We love how the boxes have several compartments for a mix of items.

Photo credit: Salon De Sushi

Vietnamese food

Vietnamese food for your next working lunchThis might be the easiest cuisine to order, as there are plenty of options to please everyone. Try:

  • Rice and noodle dishes
  • Crispy pork belly bao buns
  • Stir fries
  • Rice paper rolls
  • Spring rolls
  • Healthy salads

Photo credit: Chao Catering

Middle Eastern

middle eastern office cateringNot only is it incredibly popular and healthy, it translates well into a single-portion, low-maintenance working lunch. It could include a kebab, tabbouleh, hummus and Lebanese bread for dipping. It’s great for keeping energy levels up and steady throughout the afternoon, as it’s packed full of whole grains and vegetables instead of highly processed carbs – no 3pm slump here!

Try Sundweesh for your next working lunch.

Photo credit: Sundweesh

Hawaiian Poke

office catering – poke’dIf you’re looking for something healthy, but still want something tasty and filling that even the blokes will love, then you have to try poke! Pronounced po-kay, it is a Hawaiian dish with Japanese influences and translates to ‘section’ or ‘to slice or cut’ for the way the fish is cubed in the dish. It’s packed full of lean protein, whole grains, healthy fats and vegetables and is gluten free.

Try Poke’d for your next working lunch.

Photo credit: Poke'd


corporate catering - healthy Mexican street food with Pablo’s KitchenThe tortilla is Mexico’s answer to the traditional sandwich. It’s versatile, inexpensive and delicious. Best of all, there’s loads of different fillings to try so you can build your own to suit your taste.

We love Pablo’s Kitchen with their take on healthy Mexican street food. Try their:

  • Braised beef and salsa verde tacos
  • Pulled pork tacos with Mexican slaw, fresh pineapple, jalapenos, limes and their signature green salsa
  • Fish stick tacos
  • Cheese quesadilla
  • Burritos
  • Enchiladas

Photo credit: Pablo’s Kitchen

Italianpizza catering – Kookaburra Café

Nothing fails to excite people more than pizza! Make your next business meeting more interesting and fun with pizza catering.

Photo credit: Kookaburra Cafe


Malaysian food

try Malaysian food for your next working lunchOne of the best things about Malaysian food is its huge range that will be sure to satisfy any taste bud. We love these food options:

  • Fried rice
  • Stir fried noodles
  • Chicken curry with rice
  • Chicken satay skewers
  • Curry puffs
  • Spring rolls
  • Laksa

Moroccan food

try Malaysian food for your next working lunchMoroccan food is very diverse and the use Mediterranean fruit, vegetables and aromatic spices combine to make delicious, flavour-filled dishes everyon will love. Try The Moroccan Feast for your next working lunch:

  • Couscous
  • Lamb tagine
  • Chicken tagine
  • Shakshuka

Photo credit: The Moroccan Feast

Let’s not forget the sweets…

donuts for your next working lunchPerk up a meeting with boxes of donuts from Dr. Dough with interesting flavours like:

  • Buttered popcorn glaze topped with butter toffee popcorn donut
  • For the 90s kids, you’ll fondly remember this! Rainbow Nerds sprinkled over a pink glazed donut
  • Sour blueberry glazed donut
  • Dulce De Leche and sea salt filled donut
  • Cheesecake filled donut, topped with blueberry icing and cookie crumble

Photo credit: Dr Dough Donuts

If you’re a fan of sandwiches, switch it up

Of course, our awesome corporate caterers offer a selection of gourmet sandwiches and wraps with delicious fillings like turkey, roast beef, egg, chicken, tuna and more!

Hungry yet? Speak to our office catering gurus for recommendations and tips and make your next working lunch, training or conference more memorable with catering that will delight.


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