As popular diets go, low-carb may be trendy, but it’s certainly not new—and we’re pretty sure it’s here for the long haul. Ever since the 1960s, when cardiologist Robert Atkins first developed the Atkins Diet, low-carb has been in vogue for weight loss. Since then, other plans have offered the low-carb format under various names, including South Beach, Dukan, Paleo, and the latest iteration to blow up in popularity: the macronutrient-bending ketogenic diet.
In the last few weeks, issues of racial injustice have been all over the news, and may be happening right in your neighborhood. The death of George Floyd is just one of many recent incidents that have issued a wake-up call to Americans on the subject of inequality.
No matter whether you work for a major corporation or a mom and pop shop, budget is always a consideration when ordering catering. No one doesn’t like saving money! Plus, during these financially uncertain times, many companies are tightening their budgetary belts, leaving less room for extras at a catered meal.
Isn’t it funny how “healthy” eating can mean different things to different people? For some, a healthy diet looks like a Paleo plate full of steak, while for others, plant-based is the way to go. Some folks swear by intermittent fasting, while others favor the six-small-meals-a-day approach.
As much as you and your staff may love the food from a favorite restaurant or caterer, there’s definitely a point where over-ordering can become a burden. Piles of leftovers after a catered lunch mean wasted money and increased stress. On the other hand, no one wants the embarrassment of not having enough to go around. (Cue the furtive scrounging in the office fridge for something—anything!—to round out a skimpy catered meal.)
If you work in an office setting, you’ve probably eaten about a bajillion catered lunches—but how many of them can you actually remember? Unless you had a to-die-for Reuben from your favorite café or a chicken pot pie just like your grandma used to make, office lunches probably all seem to blur together. Sometimes, wouldn’t it be nice to do something a little more memorable?
It seems like life has come to a screeching halt in the last several weeks due to Covid-19, doesn’t it? The virus making the rounds across the globe has drastically changed so many aspects of our day-to-day, leaving many of us feeling shell-shocked and uncertain. However, in spite of these developments, a number of employees are able to continue business as usual by limiting face time and working from home—including many pharma and med reps and their clients.
Gluten-free eating may seem like a passing fad, but for many people, a “GF” diet is imperative for health reasons. People with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity may experience all sorts of unpleasant symptoms—and, in some cases, long-term digestive damage—after eating gluten. So, while many of us wouldn’t bat an eye at a lunchtime bowl of pasta or sandwich on rye, it’s important to remember that, for some folks, these foods are a genuine threat to good health.
As a busy administrative professional, it may seem like catering is just one more task to check off your (already long) list of responsibilities. But, believe it or not, the quality and presentation of the food you order has surprising, hidden power. When you take the time to curate the right spread for your audience, it reflects your creativity, your diligence, and your attention to detail–all of which add value to your role.