Semi-"Catered" Meals for a Meeting
A friend of mine is hosting a meeting next week. This thing is being planned on very short notice. She will be hosting all day working sessions... where she needs the full attention of her colleagues.
They won't have the time/luxury of going out for a meal. The meeting location is all set, but it is not in a hotel that offers full service catering. (and it is fine to bring in outside food)
The group is relatively small (4-8 people), and they are all executive directors of their own organizations.
And now for my question(s):
What are some good "take out" options for a meeting? I can pick-up, but I don't want to be driving all over town to pull this off.
Keep driving to a minimum, the meeting is in the Arboretum area.
No stinky foods, they are going to be confined to a small room together for 8 hours
There will be access to a small kitchenette.
I forgot an important twist: They all consider themselves adventurous foodies
Final decision: Sandwiches from San Francisco Bakery ,drinks from Sun Harvest, and dessert platter and fruit from Costco.
Pulled together the presentation with a few bowls and platters, some semi-nice paper products. And Viola! Business lunch for 6.
It was pulled together without too much driving around/ or fussing. I would do the same pattern again for another meeting on short notice.
The dessert plate was a bit much for 6 people. I would divide the platter in half.
Don't forget extra condiments. They had some, but were hunting for more mustard.
Manny Hattan's is right there, and they cater. It's not adventurous, but adventurous foods tend to be stinky, IMHO. By the way, as someone who's been stuck in small rooms with overwhelming food smells before, I applaud you for making that a consideration. That's very thoughtful of you!