These breakfast catering ideas will start your workday on the right foot

Mornings are always better with a hearty breakfast that nourishes the body for the day ahead. After all, you know what they say; breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

According to the Victorian Department of Health, breakfast can book energy levels, alertness and your ability to concentrate.

But do you go sweet or savoury, continental breakfast or hot, buffet-style grub? Here's five breakfast catering ideas to get your office's mornings on track.

5 ways to host a delicious breakfast at work

Classic continental breakfast

Feel like you're on holiday in Europe right in the office.

Okay, that's a stretch, we know!

But still, a classic, hotel-style continental breakfast is a great option if you're self-catering or are looking for an option with little clean up.

Typically, continental breakfasts don't include any hot items making them great to leave out for a few hours in the morning so your team can have breakfast at their own pace.

Of course, you can also get everything catered to make it even easier. Many of our partners offer pastry platters, cheese boards and plenty of other breakfast catering items.

Must have items: Pastries and muffins, spreads and cheeses, fresh fruit, tea and coffee

Our recommended caterers: Charlie and Franks, Fabulous Catering, MC Caterers

Continental breakfast table with coffee, milk, pastries and fresh fruit.

Hot breakfast buffet

Perfect for a morning event at the office or just to treat your crew the day after a big party, a plentiful hot breakfast is a great way to start any day. Crisp bacon, crunchy hash browns, juicy sausages, perfectly cooked eggs, cheesy toasties... 🤤. Yep, this is breakfast catering at its finest.

The best part: you can make it as healthy or indulgent as you'd like, so you can appeal to just about everyone in the office.

Must have items: Bacon and sausage, french toast and waffles, mixed berries and fruit

Our recommended caterers: The Catering Company, Blackout Coffee and Catering

Plates with eggs, sausage, potatoes and cups with juice, milk and coffee

Health conscious breakfast

Maybe your workplace isn't the bacon-and-eggs crowd, or maybe you're looking for healthier options for breakfast.

Stock up on herbal teas, Greek yogurt cups, protein balls, fresh fruit platters, breakfast bars, fresh fruit juices and other healthy breakfast foods for a fresh way to start the day.

Must have items: Greek yogurt, fresh fruit platters, granola, high quality protein

Our recommended caterers: Jack Greens

A wooden bowl with smoothie, granola and fresh fruit.

Indulgent office breakfast

Did you know that the first Saturday in February is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? Take it to the next level and just make it a full-on dessert for breakfast! (And we won't tell anyone if you do this on any other date 🤐.)

Quite possibly the epitome of indulgence for every sweet tooth, just get all the sweet breakfast items as the ultimate morning treat. Baked goods, warm drinks

Must have items: French toast, waffles, pancakes, smoothies and hot chocolate with plenty of whipped cream

Our recommended caterers: EARL Catering

Indulgent breakfast of pancakes, nutella, strawberries, bananas and topped with icing sugar.

Themed breakfast

Whether you're serving it on an annual event like Cinco de Mayo or the Fourth of July, or are just looking to change up the usual breakfast offerings, why not throw a theme into the mix?

Add a few decorations to these themes and breakfast time at work just got a lot more exciting:

  • Mexican breakfast with breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros
  • American style with bagels, streaky bacon, doughnuts and filtered coffee
  • Full English breakfast with baked beans, blood pudding, fried eggs and bacon
Full English breakfast with beans, roast tomatoes, toast, mushrooms, fried eggs and a cup of coffee on the side.

Where to start: how to organise a successful workplace breakfast meeting

When you're looking to at breakfast catering for the office, it's important to consider the situation surrounding the breakfast to make sure you're on the right track.

  • Is this a team catch up?
  • Is it in celebration of an event or a holiday?
  • Is it a meeting with external clients in the morning?
  • Is it being served before a training session or conference?

Answers to these questions will help you narrow down the options that you want to explore.

For example, a small team catch up or an early morning meeting with clients may mean easy and mess free finger food with tea and coffee, whereas a training session or conference may require a buffet style breakfast so that the team can fuel up to tackle the day ahead.

Consider who you're catering for and what their tastes are

Are you supplying food for a staff breakfast at a fitness centre or a fun, casual start-up? The former may not be into a big indulgent breakfast and may prefer a healthier meal while the latter may be open to quirkier breakfast options.

Make sure special diets are catered for

Before jumping into the menus, let's jump a hurdle that's often overlooked; special dietary requirements.

While it's likely that you know somebody with an intolerance, it may surprise you to know that around half of our weekly orders here at EatFirst contain special dietary modifications.

Before booking your office catering, do a quick survey to discover how many (if any) of the audience have an intolerance, dietary requirements or strong preferences against certain foods. That way, there will be no surprises on the day with people missing out on all the beautiful and fresh food we offer.

We have a range of special dietary food and healthy options to suit all tastes and requirements. Whether it's gluten free, dairy free catering, vegan or anything in-between, we have delicious catering packages for everyone.

Plate it up with the right style

Depending on the audience, presentation can be elegant or  practical. For important meetings, training sessions and conferences, EatFirst can provide VIP ceramic platters, allowing an alluring display of your delicious breakfast options.

For low-key team meetings where you want a hassle free clean up, we offer disposable boxes that are recyclable. Check out our crockery and cutlery services here.

A bowl of cereal with milk on a yellow table.

Looking for an 'everyday' breakfast catering option? Consider our kitchen supplies delivery

Continental and buffet breakfasts are an extra-special treat, and we know most businesses wouldn't be able to put on a delicious breakfast spread every day. That's why we can also help with everyday breakfast options.

Our office pantry department is well equipped to cater fresh milk, cereals, oats, spreads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, juice and more - including crockery and cutlery!

We can also cater to special diets here, including plant-based milk and snack options available  for your Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth or Canberra office.

Ready to get started with your breakfast catering?

Call us on 1300 851 900 or contact the corporate catering experts at EatFirst for more office breakfast catering ideas and menu recommendations or to order for your next morning meeting.

We have a wide range of corporate breakfast catering options in SydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaidePerthCanberraNewcastle, the Gold Coast delivering tasty office catering.

Ready to order some breakfast catering? Check out our menus in your area

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Written by:

Latest posts