As 2015 draws to a close, it is time to celebrate your staff. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year everyone begins to feel a bit stressed, both personally and professionally. Family obligations mixed with end of year work projects can make even the most selfless person want a little recognition. Holiday luncheons allow you and your staff to celebrate the year’s individual and company successes as a team.
Regardless of the size of your organization, employees appreciate the ability to bond over their organization’s accomplishments. Everyone likes to know where the organization stands, what it has achieved this year, and how they contributed to that success. Give a short speech and invite others to say a few words about their departments or projects, then hand out awards, draw for raffles, and announce door prizes. Team building activities and friendly competitions can also add a light-hearted air to the afternoon.
Luncheons are the most common type of holiday party because they generally take place during regular work hours and are celebrated at the workplace. No travel or transportation logistics need to be arranged, but that doesn’t mean that it’s just another day at the office! Entertainers, DJs, or motivational speakers would add a fun element to your party. Decorate and maybe even consider a theme. Depending on the size of your workplace, designate a single buffet area for all the food, or if space allows, set up multiple stations (salad bar, dessert bar) to allow mixing and mingling.
If you’d like to change it up a bit, choose a community service project for your employees to do together. Whether assembling care packages in your office or spending the day on location, offer a catered holiday meal to keep your team fueled up for their project.
This year, ditch the traditional office potluck. Shopping for, preparing, and transporting a dish to the office means more work for everyone in their already busy schedules. Let Buca cater your luncheon and know that everyone will be delighted by all the delicious dishes we offer. Multiple dietary options are available, including vegetarian and gluten-free, insuring no one is left out of the festivity. From a variety of salads and entrees to desserts and drinks, we can take care of everything. We even provide all the necessary additions such as plates, silverware, and napkins.
Start planning your holiday luncheon now by deciding a date and sending out informal email invitations to your employees. RSVPs can be requested but generally a majority of your staff will be able to attend since the event is being held during their normal work hours. Clients and spouses aren’t usually invited to holiday luncheons but you may want to consider this gesture and be sure to specify exactly who is invited on the invitations.
Don’t forget to invite Buca! A catered lunch from Buca is a wonderful way to show your staff how much they mean to you and the company. Equipped with a date and number of attendees, your local Buca restaurant will work with you to coordinate and plan the perfect holiday luncheon that your staff will remember well into the New Year.