10 Delicious Summer Corporate Catering Ideas
10 Delicious Summer Corporate Catering Ideas
Summer is fast approaching, with long evenings and warm weather AKA the perfect time to bring out the delicious summer corporate catering dishes.
Treating employees to a banquet of healthy, mouth-watering summer favourites is an excellent way to encourage team-bonding and socialising inside and outside of normal working hours.
Below are ten of our favourite summer corporate catering ideas and why they would make the best fit for your summer office party.
1. Seasonal Fruit Skewers
Offering guests seasonal fruit skewers at your summer office party should be an unquestionable move. Tiny pieces of juicy colourful fruit sections, brought together on one easy-to-hold skewer makes for the perfect appetiser or nibble at any event.
By choosing a variety of different fruits, ranging in size, colour and flavour, and arranging altogether, this vibrant display will not only be a feast for the eyes, but a sweet treat for everybody attending.
Consider flavourful fruits, such as apple, banana, watermelon, kiwi, pineapple, mango and strawberry to enhance the contrast between each fruit and a delicious array of flavours.
2. Caprese Salad Skewers
Caprese salad skewers are the perfect savoury alternative to fruit skewers for those who opt a different flavour.
Alternate cherry tomatoes, basil leaves and clean slices of smooth mozzarella on a skewer, drizzled with a generous helping of balsamic glaze to create not only the perfect savoury snack, but a visually-appealing element to your summer spread.
3. Grilled Vegetables
Grilled vegetables are a quick and easy option to serve at a summer corporate event due to their versatility and deliciousness. They are simple to prepare and cook (requiring minimal effort to serve too!) and make for the perfect accompanying side to any main dish.
To create the perfect blend of grilled vegetables, round up a generous amount of seasonal vegetables such as courgette, bell peppers, onion and aubergine, and prepare them by slicing into sizable amounts and seasoning them with salt, pepper and olive oil before heading to the grill.
4. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers
For the seafood-lovers in the room, this one’s for you! Lemon garlic shrimp skewers are the best treat for those partial to a taste of the seashore.
Marinating your shrimp in a mixture of tangy lemon juice, garlic and olive oil, these small tokens of the ocean will be a hit for any summer party. Adding a sizable portion of shrimp to a skewer before carefully grilling them to perfection will offer guests the perfect catering option, allowing for nibbles between socialising.
5. Chicken Satay Skewers
Originating as a popular southeast asian dish, chicken satay skewers are a dish that is bound to be a hit.
Chicken breasts marinated in a hearty mix of soy sauce, ginger and brown sugar and lightly cooked on a grill means the chicken will finish with a juicy and tender centre, accompanied by a crispy, chargrilled outer layer.
6. BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders
All barbeque-related foods are the epitome of summer cuisine, with BBQ pulled-pork sliders included.
These pulled-pork sliders are sure to satisfy everybody’s cravings. Place a pork shoulder into a slow-cooker and serve when the pork becomes tender and easily falls apart. Serve this with a choice of sides, such as those mentioned above to ensure a hi all round!
7. Cucumber Avocado Rolls
These rolls are the ideal choice for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free guests and enable them to enjoy the spread with other guests.
By slicing cucumbers length-ways and filling with mashed avocado, diced tomatoes, and herbs, you can create a healthy and refreshing option for all.
8. Watermelon Feta Salad
A watermelon and feta salad is the perfect option for a hot summer's day. This simple salad consists of cubed watermelon and feta cheese, mixed thoroughly between fresh mint leaves and a tangy lime dressing.
9. Strawberry Shortcake Skewers
These tasty desserts are perfect for guests looking to satisfy their sweet tooth after sampling all of the delicious food beforehand. They are fun and easy to prepare before any event and are made by combining strawberries and cubes of angel cake on a skewer, accompanied by whipped cream and powdered sugar.
10. Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Finally, the popular ice-cream sundae bar, which perfectly compliments a hot, sunny day.
To achieve the ideal ice-cream selection for guests, set up a table with a variety of ice cream flavours, toppings, and sauces, and let your guests create their own delicious sundae.
Corporate Summer Catering from Green Bike Food.
If you are looking to host a summer corporate event or would like to treat your employees to a summer treat, get in touch with Green Bike Food today. We are professionals at delivering healthy corporate catering to businesses in and around the Thames Valley area.