Perfect Picnic Buffet Ideas For Your Next Company Event

Posted by Chef Dan on October 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Stressing over the menu for your next company event? With so many options available, deciding on the perfect menu to please everyone is a common issue for those in charge of planning. Hiring an experienced catering company can ease your anxiety with a variety of buffet-style food options.

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Who doesn't love a good sandwich? They're a staple for any luncheon due to their versatility. A build-your-own sandwich bar pleases any guest with a wide selection of homemade breads, and endless fixings. Satisfy everyone’s appetite with turkey, roast beef, and ham; cheese selections including Swiss, cheddar, and American; and veggie choices like tomato, lettuce, onion, and your choice of condiments. Help your guests warm up to the idea of a sandwich bar with homemade soups, such as: chicken wild rice, chicken noodle, tomato basil, beef noodle, corn chowder, or chili. The soup and sandwich combination makes this buffet option the prefect lunch option for any event.

Build-Your-Own Grilled Chicken and Burger Bar

Appease your guests with juicy burgers – or tender grilled chicken breast if they're in the mood for something different. Of course, the perfect grilled sandwich bar isn't complete without all the fixings. Don't forget the side dishes! Delicious pasta salad, creamy coleslaw, and dessert make this buffet a winner.

Mini Pasta Bar

Looking for the ultimate sidekick for your next work event's buffet? Introducing the mini pasta bar; pasta cooked to perfection, mixed with your choice of fresh chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, broccoli, onions and tomato. Realistically, this option offers enough food to feed your entire party, but people will enjoy the variety when the mini pasta bar is presented alongside another course. Of course, this bar wouldn't be complete without generous servings of salad and breadsticks.

Pulled Sandwich Buffet

Spice things up with delicious slow-cooked pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwiches smothered in rich, smoky BBQ sauce. Don’t forget the accompaniments – baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, coleslaw, and kettle chips round out this southern buffet classic.

All American BBQ

What comes to mind when someone says all-American? Burgers and brats grilled to perfection, of course! Load those burgers up with sliced tomatoes, pickles, onions, mustard, mayo, and ketchup for the ultimate all-American experience. An American BBQ wouldn’t be complete without potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans. Finish this American-themed buffet properly with a heaping helping of homemade apple cobbler.

Backyard BBQ

Upgrade your BBQ buffet with mouthwatering grilled choice prime rib sandwiches, served on freshly baked ciabatta bread with all the fixings. Make this a buffet your guests won’t soon forget with side dish galore; potato salad, pasta salad, cheesy red skin potatoes, coleslaw, fresh fruit, chips, and dessert. This ultimate buffet offers so many options; your guests won’t know what to try next!

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