When you’re looking for ways to treat your team or kick off a morning event, breakfast catering is the perfect solution. A hearty meal starts the day on a positive note and ensures everyone is fueled and ready for a productive day.

As you consider different breakfast catering ideas, make sure to include foods that accommodate a range of dietary needs. A selection of vegan, nut-free, and gluten-free options ensures all your employees can enjoy the meal.

1. Waffle bar

Bring in a waffle station for a sweet morning treat. Catering fresh waffles in the break room or kitchen. Nearby, set out a variety of toppings—consider options such as fruit, syrup, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and nuts. For Southern flair and a touch of protein, add fried chicken to the mix.

2. Build-your-own breakfast sandwich

When you’re in the middle of busy season, your team might not have time for a lengthy group breakfast. Instead, try a DIY breakfast sandwich bar. Cater a hot buffet with chafing dishes filled with eggs, bacon, sausage, and grilled vegetables; add platters of cheese on the side. That way, employees can assemble the perfect sandwich to enjoy at their desks.

3. Muffin, doughnut, and bagel selection

Looking for budget-friendly breakfast catering ideas? Order a selection of muffins, bagels, and doughnuts. Employees can pick one up to eat right away or enjoy later. Help everyone get through the day by offering both sweet and whole-grain options. These foods are easy to store, so employees can snack on leftovers for the next few days.

4. Gourmet avocado toast

Surprise your team with all the ingredients for gourmet avocado toast. Order freshly baked bread from a nearby bakery, and top it with the best avocados. Of course, the most important element is the toppings. Keep it classic with everything bagel seasoning, bacon, and fried eggs, or get creative with pomegranate seeds, cotija cheese, roasted chickpeas, caprese salad, and julienned vegetables.

5. Crepe station

Indulge in a Parisian breakfast with an in-house crepe station. Feed your team ultra-thin French pancakes, served hot with strawberries, Nutella, bananas, and other sweet or savory toppings.

6. DIY yogurt parfaits

A yogurt parfait station helps employees start the day with a protein-packed breakfast. Choose vanilla and fruit-flavored Greek yogurt, and add a selection of toppings—granola, cut fruit, berries, honey, nuts, jam, and shredded coconut—to provide something for everyone. This is an efficient option for teams of all sizes; you can simply scale the volume of yogurt and toppings to accommodate the group.

7. Artisan coffee station

If your employees like to begin the workday at the coffee machine, an artisan coffee station is a fun change of pace. Hire a local coffee shop to bring in high-end beans and one or two baristas to make gourmet coffee drinks to order. Depending on the size of the team, you could offer everything from espresso to pour-overs. Or try a “coffees of the world” theme and offer Turkish, Vietnamese, Italian, and Moroccan specialties. Employees will love the novelty and the extra shot of caffeine.

8. Full hot breakfast

When you want to go all out for your employees, create a full breakfast bar. You can include bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, fresh fruit, bagels, and other morning favorites. It’s a great way to show appreciation for your team and cater to a wide range of tastes and dietary needs.

9. Continental breakfast

A continental breakfast provides a balanced meal—but at a more affordable price point than a hot breakfast. Order a variety of options that can be left out in the break room: muffins, bagels, preserves, individual cartons of yogurt, fresh fruit, and carafes of coffee. Add in hard-boiled eggs, smoked salmon, and cold cuts for extra protein and a savory twist.

Whether you’re planning a hot meal or a simple muffin platter, the right corporate ordering partner can bring your breakfast catering ideas to life. With a Grubhub Corporate Account, you can choose from a wide variety of local caterers and restaurants. The convenient platform makes it easy to choose menu items, schedule delivery, and plan payment at any time. You can even filter between platters or individually boxed meals when placing your catering order. To find out how Grubhub can streamline your corporate ordering, contact us today.