Warm bread. Creamy pasta. Tiramisu. Italian food is something you simply can’t go wrong with, especially if you need to feed a crowd.
That is one reason why Italian food is a great option to have at your next office party or gathering; the second reason: who doesn’t love Italian food?
Office parties can be a bit of a drag if they aren’t done right: if you’re stuck in the office building with nothing but greasy pizza and a couple of 2L bottles of soda, chances are it’s not going to be as much fun as it could be.
But picture this: coworkers gathered around a big restaurant table, eating delicious, fresh salads, warm bread with olive oil and gourmet pasta dishes served family-style, with dessert waiting for them just around the corner. That sounds like an office party that everyone would look forward to, doesn’t it?
More reasons to choose Italian food for your next office party:
Sense of community. No one does family quite like the Italians, and there’s something about eating Italian food which makes everyone feel a little closer and friendlier. One of the reasons for hosting an office party is to get coworkers out of the work setting to bond and become friends outside of business hours. What better way than to learn from the best and be immersed in the family culture of an Italian restaurant?
Options. Salads and pasta may be simple dishes, but in their simplicity comes another trait: they are liked by almost everyone. Italian food is incredibly diverse and versatile, meaning even the pickiest eaters at your office party will be able to find a dish they’ll enjoy.
Now you won’t have to worry about ordering 10 different pizzas with different topping combinations to suit everyone. Even vegetarians will have plenty of options to choose from at an Italian restaurant.
Wine. That’s another thing that the Italians do well: wine. Having wine at an office party located in your work place can seem a bit odd, but having wine at a restaurant can do wonders for the social dynamic. And while it’s not a good idea to have too many glasses at a work function, having the option to order wine can loosen people up and make them feel less like they’re at an office party and more like they’re just out with friends.