Bring new flavours into your office with a Lunch Club!
Office Lunch Clubs are a great way to break the desk lunch routine and connect with your co-workers.
Step 1: Pick your format
Lunch Clubs can take many forms. If you’re a big group, you can break out into teams and alternate co-planning and co-cooking every week. If your group is smaller, each person can take a turn setting the menu and cooking. Whichever format you choose, all Lunch Club members should contribute an ingredient to every lunch.
Step 2: Make your schedule
Are you clubbing once a week? Once a month? On what day? Plug your schedule into everyone’s calendars so you don’t forget.
Step 3: It’s time for your first Lunch Club
Send out an email announcing your menu, and an ingredient list people can sign up to. A rule of thumb: Choose a menu with minimal prep time – e.g. salads and sandwiches – to make sure you’re not spending your whole lunch hour cooking. Tip: Give people a couple of days’ notice so they have time to grocery shop.
Why not make it a themed Lunch Club? Is it National Sandwich Day? Are tomatoes in season? Throw in for extra fun and challenge
Step 4: Dig in!
Step 5: Do good
Lunch Clubs are a great time to catch up with coworkers you don’t get to talk to often, or to continue that conversation you started by the coffeemaker this morning. It’s also a good time to get to know people’s food likes and dislikes, and culinary traditions.
Kick your Lunch Club up a notch by each throwing $5 into a donation jar that you can give to a nonprofit at the end of the year. You’ll be surprised at how quickly it adds up. May we suggest Community Food Centres Canada or one of our partner Community Food Centres?