While most special events typically take place during lunch or dinner time, some may need to happen during breakfast hours. While a lunch and dinner event menu can look similar, a breakfast menu tends to have a bigger variety of both sweet and savory items, as well as plenty of coffee and hot tea to help make guests more alert.
Types of morning events that may require catering include corporate meetings, team-building events, networking soirees, group interviews, training sessions, birthday celebrations, and baby and bridal showers in some cases. Although breakfast is typically a lighter meal, it still needs to be filling and satisfying for your guests.
When hosting a morning get-together, you can either opt to make the breakfast dishes and beverages yourself or hire a professional catering company to do it for you. If you're hosting the event in a private or public venue, such as a hotel ballroom, inquire as to whether they provide onsite catering for convenience.
During the meal-planning process, take any of your guests' dietary preferences into consideration and provide adequate meat, dairy, and gluten-free options as needed. Work with the catering company in advance to ensure the ideal menu selections.
Following are some tasty breakfast event menu ideas to get you started:
If you're looking for a filling breakfast option that is both filling and easy for guests to customize, you can't go wrong with burritos. As one idea, set the ingredients out buffet-style on a long table and allow event attendees to roll their own meals.
Include large flour tortillas, as well as typical breakfast foods such as crumbled sausage, bacon, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, scrambled eggs, and even sauteed mushrooms and black beans for the vegetarians in the crowd. Serve with sour cream and salsa, hashbrowns, and fresh fruit on the side.
Similar to burritos, breakfast sandwiches are simple to customize and easy for guests to eat on the go or while mixing and mingling. Serve the sandwiches premade on warming trays, or allow guests to make their own.
Some ingredient ideas include toasted English muffins, croissants, sausage patties, bacon, cheddar, provolone, or American cheese slices, and either scrambled or sunny-side-up eggs. You can serve the sandwiches in to-go bags filled with fruit cups, fresh fruit such as bananas and apples, and juice or milk boxes. Bagged breakfasts work well for events that take place outdoors.
For more information about breakfast catering for your event, reach out to a local service.