A potluck at work is a great way to bring everyone in the office together and celebrate special occasions. But there’s more to it - work potlucks are also an opportunity to show off your culinary skills.
So if you are confused about what to take to your office potluck, we have a lot of suggestions in our bag. Here are a few factors that will help you decide what you can do for your office meeting.
Best Ideas for Potluck at Work
Consider the Occasion
Is it a birthday celebration or a team-building exercise? Is it to welcome new employees or to celebrate a special accomplishment?
Depending on the occasion, you might want to bring a dish that everyone in attendance can enjoy. For example, a cake or cupcakes are always an excellent option for a birthday celebration. You can also take a French fruit tart or caramel cheesecake from Atlanta’s famous Rivermill Bakery. If it’s a team-building event, a dish with lots of vegetables and herbs will make an ideal choice.
Keep in Mind the Dietary Preferences of Your Coworkers
Be sure to bring something that everyone can enjoy. If you are unsure, you can always ask the host or check with the office manager to find out what dishes would be appropriate.
You can also think about taking something with a few different styles and flavors so that everyone can find something of their liking. Our personal favorite is a charcuterie board from Graze Craze Sandy Spring in Atlanta, featuring fresh fruits, cheeses, tender meats, crispy crackers, and delicious dips.
Choose Something Which is Easy to Carry
It’s also important to consider how easy the dish is to carry to the office. If you’re bringing a dish that requires refrigeration, make sure you have a way to keep it cool until you reach the office. If it’s something that needs to be cooked, you might want to consider bringing it already cooked.
Don’t Forget About the Presentation
A dish that looks appealing is always a hit. Consider using an attractive serving dish and adding a few garnishes or decorations to make it look special.
When deciding what to bring to a potluck at work, consider the occasion, dietary preferences, ease of transport, and presentation. With a little planning, you can ensure that your contribution will be a hit.
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