If you’re in charge of ordering food for the next company event, you know how challenging it can be to provide exciting and delicious options that are also healthy and affordable. Coworkers who meet over a meal are not just sharing space while they eat – it is a time to socialize and make connections. The quality of the food plays a part in setting the tone for a shared meal. Good food fosters positive conversation, while bad food may create discontent. Thus, your job in picking out the menu can be tricky.
You may tend to shy away from seafood. We fear the “fishy” aftertaste of seafood that isn’t fresh, a bland preparation that leaves us unsatisfied, or the idea that our seafood may not be ocean-friendly. All you truly need is a trusted distributor to provide you with wholesale seafood that is guaranteed to be fresh and sustainable. If you feel the need to break away from the typical white fillet (not to say that isn’t delicious!) then here are a few succulent, unique choices to spice up your company’s next event.
Crab legs: Easy, hearty, messy!
Steamed crab legs are one of the most amazing options for feeding a large number of people. Legs from Dungeness crabs or snow crabs are easy to steam (some already cooked options only need gentle reheating) and they are incredible when served simply with melted butter and garlic. You’re likely to see apprehension from the crowd at first, as cracking crab legs can be a daunting task for the tidy eater. But once the first person digs in, the rest will quickly follow. Cracking crab legs might be a messy business, but there are few other types of food that leave a diner with satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.
Sushi: Healthy and enticing
People LOVE sushi. Perhaps I say that because I’m a sushi lover and tend to associate with other sushi lovers. But it can’t be denied – every bite of freshly prepared sushi yields a luscious sweet flavor. A meal centered around sushi is interesting and enticing. The workplace will be buzzing with appreciation for this delightful choice. With sustainable options on the market such as black cod, mackerel, and rockfish, your sushi chef can quickly prepare a fantastic appetizer or meal. Consider adding salmon roe for an extra burst of briny delight, over which coworkers can rave. Encourage your colleagues to expand their culinary knowledge by brushing up on their sushi etiquette and feast together on the freshest treats from the sea.
Oysters: A conversation starter
Oyster shucking might not be the easiest task, but they certainly provide a conversation kick-starter that will quickly encourage coworkers to bond over an appreciation for their unique flavor. For a simple appetizer, raw oyster on the half-shell with fresh lemon juice and a drop of hot sauce is the embodiment of the word delicious. One oyster usually isn’t enough; everyone comes back for a second. And third. Oysters are also one of the most sustainable seafood options available, providing an ideal option for an eco-friendly business.
Sardines: Packed with nutrition
This little fish might have a tough reputation to overcome (on par with the similar-sized anchovy), but these little beauties have so much more to offer than their salty canned version for which we know them so well. They come packed with omega-3 fatty acids and are low in mercury, making them a wonderfully healthy, flavorful seafood option. Plus they are easy to prepare! Simply grilling them in olive oil and adding a flavorful topping creates a delectable dish that everyone in the office will enjoy.
Sea urchins: A succulent briny treat
I invite you to introduce your office to the buttery cream of sea urchin roe. As a simple topper for crackers or wrapped in a crepe, sea urchin becomes an instant delicacy. Your employees will be in for a treat as they enjoy the sweet, briny taste of sea urchin. For an even more exciting option try serving fresh urchin roe in a uni shooter, a contemporary cocktail and appetizer combined in a shot glass. It’s certain to be a hot topic among those enjoying it.
Endless seafood options
These options are only the tip of the iceberg. Don’t be afraid to include a main seafood dish or appetizer – everyone will love it! There are endless wholesale seafood options just waiting to be served at your next company event. Have your office bond in conversation over unique, exotic flavors found in their fresh, eco-friendly seafood dishes. Visit our online catalog today and choose from a multitude of high quality wholesale seafood options that are certain to be a hit at the next company event.