Planning the office holiday party can be stressful, to say the least. Between decking (and cleaning) the halls, writing up a guest list full of all the nice people in your workplace, and making sure that you have enough activities planned (and booze) to keep everyone merry and bright, there is one thing that can get away from you: cooking food for the holiday party.
You’re down to the wire, with just days to go until the massive winter fete. You’ve blown your budget on wine and Christmas ornaments. You still need to host the annual harassment seminar and make sure all of the checks will clear before Christmas. At the end of it all, the last thing you want to do is brine a turkey, make a hearty dish of mac and cheese, or whip up a pumpkin pie only to have it rejected by your staff. It’s time to rely on the old school favorite hosting shortcut: fast-food catering.
But just because your party food may be catered from a fast-food restaurant doesn’t mean that it won’t satisfying. Crave Cases from White Castle or taco bars from Chipotle can add an element of fun to your shindig and are always crowd-pleasers. Or, if you’re still looking for those classic holiday foods, you can get favorites from Boston Market or Panda Express.
So, relax. Someone else can handle the food. You just worry about, well, everything else.
Additional reporting by Lauren Gordon.