Creative Corporate Lunch Themes to Impress Your Colleagues

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Roughly 70 percent of Britons eat lunch at their desk on a daily basis, leading to a less productive attitude and an increase in pesky afternoon snacking.


As much as we love working with our colleagues, it’s always great to take a break from the daily grind and bond over some delicious food. A corporate lunch is a perfect opportunity to do just that, but choosing the right theme can make all the difference. 


In this article, we will explore six creative corporate lunch themes that are sure to impress your colleagues.

Mexican Fiesta

Starting off strong with a Mexican fiesta theme, bringing the party to the workplace has never been easier. Tacos, burritos and nachos are the ideal way to provide filling foods while making them easily accessible for colleagues to eat as they socialise. 


Of course, however, such as spread is never complete without the extra fixings such as guacamole, salsa and sour cream. Also, consider various dessert options to satisfy those with a sweet tooth; churros and sopapillas make for the perfect Mexican-themed dessert and are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone!


Finally, you can also decorate the space with colourful decorations such as banners or sombreros to enhance the look and feel of your Mexican fiesta. Piñatas are a fun way to engage the team to have some fun and games in a social atmosphere. 

BBQ Bash

You can’t beat a traditional barbeque to bring colleagues together. With the grill fired up and burgers, hot dogs and barbeque chicken plenty, what’s not to love?


As with any lunch spread, accompaniments are a must. Corn on the cob, potato salad and coleslaw are barbeque essentials, as well as sweet treats such as apple pie or brownies to tie the event together. 


If you’d like some top tips on how to host your own corporate lunch barbeque, check out one of our latest blogs detailing everything you need to know about crafting the perfect barbeque. 

Mediterranean Delight

For a taste of the Mediterranean, traditional foods such as houmous, tzatziki and pita bread are staples when it comes to catering. For a main course (and to keep everything ‘on brand’), try some grilled chicken or lamb with a side of couscous or quinoa salad.


Don’t forget to add falafel and dolmades to the mix for a true Mediterranean feel, and finish with traditional sweet desserts such as Greek yoghurt and honey to give employees something to talk about for the coming weeks and months. 

Asian Fusion

You can’t go wrong with incorporating a touch of Asian food in a corporate event. Sushi, dim sum, and stir-fried dishes make for the ideal light lunch or appetising dinner. Followed by steamed buns and egg rolls, what’s not to like?


Asian cuisine is often difficult for employees to savour as part of their on-the-go meal deal package, so treat them to all the finer things in an Asian-themed corporate lunch. 

Italian Affair

Italian food is a go-to for corporate events due to its ease and versatility. Offer light snacks such as bruschetta to start, with the main attractions closely following. Pizza and pasta dishes such as carbonara, lasagne and bolognese are sure to hit the mark during large or small corporate lunches. 


Decorate the room with red, white and green accents for a true Italian vibe and follow the event’s catering with desserts to suit all. These could include tiramisu or cannoli to win the hearts of all attending. 

Hawaiian Luau

Kalua pork, grilled pineapple and macaroni salad scream Hawaiian Luau, and if you are looking to make a lasting impression on your guests, this is the way to do it. 

Add some poke and haupia to the mix, and don’t forget the desserts! Try some traditional coconut cake or shaved ice to really wow guests.


How do I decide on a theme for a corporate lunch?

Consider your colleagues' preferences and dietary restrictions, as well as the occasion for the lunch. For example, a Mexican Fiesta may be great for Cinco de Mayo, while a BBQ Bash may be perfect for a summer outing.

How do I incorporate a theme into the decor?

A: Use decorations that are relevant to the theme, such as colours, tablecloths, centrepieces, and even costumes. You can also incorporate themed props, such as piñatas, tiki torches, and paper lanterns.

How can I accommodate dietary restrictions in a themed lunch?

Offer a variety of dishes that cater to different dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, or lactose-free options. You can also label the dishes with their ingredients and offer alternatives for those with specific dietary needs.

How do I make the lunch engaging for everyone?

Incorporate some fun activities or games related to the theme, such as a piñata for a Mexican Fiesta or a hula dance contest for a Hawaiian Luau. You can also encourage interaction and conversation by seating colleagues together who don't normally work together.

How can I make the lunch memorable?

Make sure the food is delicious and presented well. Take photos of the event and share them with your colleagues. Consider giving out small gifts or prizes related to the theme, such as sombreros for a Mexican Fiesta or leis for a Hawaiian Luau. 

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