Food is the source of life. It is what provides nourishment and energy to your body. As a corporate manager, you can use this to your advantage; during your next corporate meeting, cater it. Certain foods will actually increase a person’s productivity by getting their blood pumping, increase brain power, and make them feel good overall. Follow this guide for the best food options to include in your catered meals to encourage the most productivity at your workplace.


Foods to Include in Your Catered Corporate Meeting Menu

Proteins: These can come from meat platters but be sure to have a vegetarian option like eggs or nuts.

Healthy Fats: Monounsaturated fats like those found in avocados are anti-inflammatories and are known to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Polyunsaturated fats, like omega-3 and omega-6, are another type of healthy fat commonly found in fish, nuts, seeds, and plant-based oils. Both omega-3 and omega-6 are known for increasing brain function and cell growth.

Fresh Fruit: Be sure to have fresh fruit to complement the proteins and healthy fats. Blueberries may be known for their antioxidants but they have also been proven to help memory recall and concentration.

Fresh Vegetables: Studies show that people who ate two or more servings of vegetables were more focused. So be sure to order a salad or some leafy greens to go with the main entree.


Foods to Avoid When Catering Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner for a Corporate Meeting

Sugar: While sugar is commonly used for a quick boost in energy, the crash that comes farther will bring your energy levels down below from where you started. If you are needing something sweet, try a few pieces of fruit.

Breads or Pasta: Although ok in small portions, eating large amounts of bread or pasta can actually make you feel sluggish after digestion.

Donuts: Although the easiest and sometimes favorite breakfast at a busy office, donuts, pastries, and muffins can cause fatigue later in the day. These yummy breakfast treats are full of sugar and carbs, both of which will slow you down and prevent you from focusing on your tasks because you’ll be looking for another pick-me-up.