Top 10 Lunch Options
We find that ordering for a group can be difficult with the dietary restrictions prominent today; it's made even more difficult when you're ordering for a meeting you won't even be present at! What follows are the top 10 lunch options that we've found really work for different groups/situations most often.
Below that is an explanation/suggestion for how/what to order and for what groups that item is most ideal for! We hope this is super helpful! If you'd like to download this in Word Document format just click here.
101 Sandwich Platter Choose from Honey Ham & Gruyere Croissant, Roast Beef & Provolone on Focaccia, Albacore Tuna on Multi-grain, Smoked Turkey & Dill Havarti on Wheat, Tarragon Chicken Salad Croissant, Mango & Coconut Chicken Salad on Wheat, Pimento Cheese BLT on Pain de Mie (white), Farmer’s Apple & Hoop Cheddar on Ciabatta, Garden Veggie on Multi-grain, and Hummus Pita Pocket. Mustard and mayo on the side. Comes with Deli side salad, chips and pretzels, cookies and brownies, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- Sandwiches are an easy way to order for regular lunches, but still account for vegetarians and dietary restrictions. If you have a gluten-free participant, ask for a lettuce wrap. You may select the sandwiches (3 types for every 10 people), or you can just ask for a variety.
Baby Spinach & Grilled Chicken Salad Baby spinach leaves topped with grilled balsamic boneless breast of chicken, Chevre (goat cheese), almonds and strawberries. Served with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Entrée salads come with a deli side salad, rolls & butter, cookies & brownies, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- This salad is good for you and filling. The chicken and cheese may be separated to accommodate for vegetarians and vegans. The salad is gluten-free and is a great way to not bust your diet.
Fajitas Tex-Mex Favorite Your choice of Chicken, Beef, Veggie or Combo. Tortillas (gluten-free corn tortillas available upon request), peppers, queso asadero, House-made salsa. Entrée sides are Black beans and rice (additional charges may apply for a different side). Comes with mixed greens salad, dessert, tea, and all paper and plastic products.
- This is the only hot food option where you get multiple proteins. Since it comes with chicken, beef and vegetarian it covers many dietary needs. Corn tortillas make this a gluten-free meal.
Grilled Chicken Breast Boneless skinless marinated grilled healthier option. Your choice of Lemon Basil, Honey BBQ, Greek with Tzatziki sauce, Balsamic Marinade, Honey Lemon Rosemary with chutney yogurt, Chipotle with Asadero or Tequila Lime. Served with entrée side, mixed greens salad, rolls & butter, dessert, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- Grilled chicken is always a safe bet. It can be prepared gluten-free. If you have a vegetarian in the group you’ll need to order from the vegetarian a-la-carte menu.
Parmesan Chicken with Sage Butter (add $1.00) Chicken breast breaded in a light Parmesan crust and drizzled with Sage butter. Served with entrée side, mixed greens salad, rolls & butter, dessert, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- This is a heavier chicken entrée that groups especially enjoy in the colder months. The flavoring on this is so good. This entrée, however, cannot be prepared gluten-free and vegetarians will need to order from the a la carte menu.
NC Chopped Pork BBQ Classic Eastern North Carolina chopped pork. Served w/creamy coleslaw, entrée side, buns, dessert, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- Traditional NC pork BBQ. This is a great entrée to welcome your group to North Carolina. The pork is gluten-free. Vegetarians will need to order from the a la carte menu, though.
Baked Potato Bar Idaho baked potato or Sweet Potato bar served with cheddar and jack cheeses, broccoli spears, sour cream, scallions, bacon bits, butter and salsa. Served with mixed greens salad, rolls & butter, dessert, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- The Baked potato bar is another easy way to accommodate multiple dietary needs. Gluten-free and vegetarian participants are covered. This pairs nicely with a soup a la carte.
Blackened Chicken with Tortellini Boneless breast of blackened chicken served with tri-colored tortellini with Cajun cream sauce. Served with mixed greens salad, rolls & butter, dessert, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- This is a great dish to satisfy multiple dietary needs. The pasta can be separated from the chicken, to make it vegetarian-friendly. The chicken can be prepared gluten-free.
Chicken Parmesan with Penna Pasta Boneless breast of chicken breaded with Parmesan, bread crumbs and topped with marinara. Served with mixed greens salad, rolls & butter, dessert, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- This is a great option for groups that need to accommodate vegetarian participants. The chicken may be separate from the pasta. Since the chicken is breaded, this is not a good option if you’re looking to accommodate a gluten-free participant.
Baked Ziti Italiano (Vegetarian) Classic baked ziti with zesty marinara and cheeses. Can also be made with meat sauce. Served with mixed greens salad, rolls & butter, dessert, tea and all paper and plastic products.
- Perfect for groups with many vegetarians. This hearty pasta can be made with vegetarian or meat sauce. It does include cheese, though, so this would not be good for a group with gluten-free or dairy-free participants.