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Have you ever had a catered meal at work? You come in for the day, clock in, and get cracking to tackle your to-do list only to be met with the most delicious smell. Whether it’s a catered breakfast with your favorite bagels and spreads or maybe a cocktail/appetizer happy hour to end the week, catering a meal for your company is one way to say “thank you” for the hard work everyone puts in to help keep the doors open.

Here’s Why You Should Treat Your Office

 Nothing says “thank you” to your employees than doing something nice for them. Many companies give paid holidays, hold lunches for birthdays, and might even hand out a nice bonus at the end of the year. While employees are always grateful for these moments, they’re always caught off guard when an employer does something nice out of the norm. Catering a meal for your office after a big deal closes or the team does something amazing shows you care in ways they don’t expect.

Encore Catering, a Denver-based corporate catering company, knows this and preaches this. It’s all about giving back and giving back through good food and even better company. Encore builds relationships with the businesses they cater for, and they keep asking them to come back and serve their delicious food. These repeat customers show Encore that catering is about so much more than just serving a meal; it’s about spending time with the people you work with and getting to know them beyond just what they do at work.

When was the last time you spent some time around the water cooler at work? If you can’t remember, or you can’t remember the last time you just spent time with your colleagues outside of work projects, it’s time to do something nice.

Denver catering is more affordable than most think. You don’t have to serve a full buffet or seven-course meal. You can do something as simple as breakfast for the office or bento boxes for lunch. Cater the meal and encourage your employees to sit down with people they don’t know to meet new people. Enforce a no-work talk rule during the meal to give everyone mental break from the day-to-day tedium.

You’ll be surprised to see how appreciative your employees will be when doing something nice and unexpected for them. They’ll remember that the next time you have a short deadline or ask them to tackle a huge project. Your work place will be better for taking the time to reward your hard-working employees with a catered meal.