Saying thank you to staff this holiday season

November 23, 2022Lauren Windle

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year to say “thank you” or “I appreciate you” to friends, family and neighbors. It’s also a perfect time to thank staff for their hard work and dedication.

Lots of companies are doing just that with a catered-in breakfast or lunch at work – or holding a special holiday dinner with lavish food and drink elsewhere.

Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering does a lot of these staff thank you meals. We see how they are always appreciated, too. On the practical side, it makes it easy on management to hold a dinner for everyone rather than buying and distributing individual gifts. And – HR appreciates holding a holiday event that celebrates the season rather than a particular holiday. It can be a win-win all the way around.

Here are some of our favorite tried and true holiday thank you celebratory foods that seem to be universally appealing – especially after 5 PM, when paired with wine and/or beer:

  • Mini Ahi Tuna Tacos with avocado, served with jalapenos
  • Individual Shrimp Cocktails in shot glasses
  • Flatbread with Burratta, Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, served with fresh Basil

One company we know bought every staff member a fresh-made pie to take home after work – after their fourth quarter earnings report. Just in time for the holidays. (Yes, Jacquie’s makes delicious pies! And yes, we can order up enough for your team!)

For a Friday morning Thank You brunch at work, how about serving:

  • Mini Duck and Michigan Huckleberry Jam Crepes
  • Trio of Organic Deviled Eggs decorated with Micro Greens
  • Mini Chicken and Waffles with Local Maple Syrup
  • French Macaroons with Amaretto filling

Sometimes appetizers placed on holiday decorated table or bar works very well, too. Consider serving these upscale treats at your next luncheon:

  • Individual Crudite with Beet Hummus
  • Avocado Crostini with Mini Ruby Radish Greens
  • Roast Tenderloin Sliders with Carmelized Shallots
  • Pepper and Basil Aioli

Serving a wonderful array of food, drink and desserts is a fantastic way to express thanks – by giving back to your friends, staff, customers, and clients!

Here’s to a perfectly wonderful holiday season to all of you, from the staff of Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering!


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