An Economical, Healthful Catered Lunch

8 September 2022
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Sustainably-sourced food products and upcycled ingredients are used by some food service industries. These products are essentially supporting the health of the environment, plus they may cost less than products that have been ordered overseas or from a food establishment that sells first-rate ingredients. Use the tips below to choose economical and healthful menu items. 

The Ingredients

The success of a catering service relies upon the quality of the food products that are being featured during a dining event. A caterer who has a high volume of customers may seek ingredients that can be purchased locally. Farm-fresh products that are locally obtained can elevate the quality of a dish. A business that uses responsible practices may use a mix of organic ingredients that come from a regional farming business and upcycled ingredients.

Upcycled ingredients include bruised or misshapen vegetables and fruits, overripe produce, and overstock that is going to expire in the near future. The use of all-natural ingredients and upcycled products could keep catering costs down. Due to the omission of freight charges or inflated prices that some products may bring, a catering client may essentially be able to acquire a fully-catered lunch for a lower price.

Health-Conscious Catering

Health-conscious catering involves choosing nutritiously-balanced foods for a luncheon. A catered meal can follow a specific diet plan or can consist of offering your guests a wide range of nutritional components that can be used to create custom dishes. First, you should learn about some of the menu options that the catering company offers. You may also have the opportunity to sample some of them.

Additionally, you may want to inquire about the creation of custom dishes. If a catering crew has access to a wide range of appliances and cooking gear, you can order some unique menu items that you would like to be featured at your lunch event. A balanced lunch should include protein, vegetables, fruits, and healthy beverages.

Considerations should be made about additional activities that will be featured before or after the catered meal. For instance, if you are going to be holding a catered meal during an employee function that will require a lot of interaction, you may want to forego choosing "heavy" lunch items. A savory meal could make your guests feel sluggish. If the event will require your guests to interact with one another,  you may want to choose healthy food options that are high in protein and low in fat. 

Contact a local catering service, such as SUNRISE SUBS AND GRILL, to learn more.