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Dallas Breakfast Catering Menu Trends

Posted on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 05:50 AM

breakfast catering dallas buttonThe tray of cold pastries, accompanied by some sort of fruit and coffee and maybe some juices is the most commonly ordered corporate catered breakfast. But, breakfast isn't just for muffins and dougnuts any more. With the demand for healthier breakfast ideas, the standard continental breakfast is being replaced with oatmeal, yogurt and many more exciting menu items than ever before. 

Dallas and Fort Worth Breakfast catering menus, feature not only the traditional hot breakfast items likd burritos, breakfast tacos, migas casserole and a buffet of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, there's also an increase demand for oatmeal, oatmeal stations, yogurt, yougurt parfaits and stations, and even a cold cereal bar can be a fun alternative to the Danish, croissant or muffin.

Plan corporate breakfast catering with these considerations:

1. Serving time

If your attendees are arriving at 9:00 am, there's a good chance some of your guests will have had some sort of breakfast already, particularly if they're out-of-town guests staying in a hotel that offers a complimentary breakfast. Don't assume it really is the first thing your guests will eat or the first cup of coffee they will have had if you're hosting a breakfast around 9:00 or later. It may be that your really need a morning snack rather than a full breakfast.

2. Corporate mandates on more healthy options

healthy breakfast cateringMany companies are focusing on strictly healthy options for thier employees and/or guests which is why catering companies and restaurants are being creative with thier menu options. Yogurt and granola, probably the most popular of "healthy" options freatures plain or maybe flavored yogurt with some crumbles of granola to sprinkle on top. Some menus may add fresh fruit like berries, melons, bananas and apples to the mix so guests can actually build a yogurt "parfait" or sundae with layers of the fruit, yogurt and granola. 

3. Hot or cold menu choices

Continental Breakfast require little for the host to do. Dallas breakfast caterers will simply deliver a tray of pastry, fruit if it was selected, and juices and these breakfast trays are put on a conference table, a counter or banquet table and uncovered. Simple, easy, no-fuss catering. With hot breakfast catering, there is a bit more involved with the delivery since chafers may be needed to maintain serving temperature. Delivery time should be scheduled closer to the scheduled guests arrival time and not necessarily the comfortable hour-before-to-be-sure-it's-there delivery time.


The most popular hot, healthy breakfast is oatmeal. It's appearing on the best Dallas Fort Wroth corporate catering breakfast menus and can be just oatmeal, or, dressed up similar to the yogurt station with nuts, raisins, fresh berries, white and brown sugars, butter and more.  With this option, not only is a healthy alternative being offered, but it actually becomes a breakfast food station allowing the guest to create thier perfect bowl of oatmeal.

Breakfast Sandwich Food Stations

breakfast sandwich catering dfwBreakfast burritos and calzones have grown in popularity which are made with scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon and/or sausage and maybe even breakfast potatoes are rolled up in flour tortillas or for a cazone, a pizza like crust. Premade or as a breakfast food station, the guest have an entire breakfast wrapped up in a tortilla. Biscuit sandwiches, croissant sandwiches, breakfast tacos are all great alternatives to the pasty tray and can be presented as a food station with all the menu items prepared buffet style so guests can pick and choose how they want thier sandwich.

Breakfast Buffets

Texas loves thier biscuits and gravy! To create a more healthy option, egg whites in place of whole eggs are being used, turkey bacon maybe substituted for pork bacon, whole wheat biscuits, bagles and tortillas may replace the buttermilk biscuit and baked breakfast potatoes may replace those oh-so-good hash browns. The best caterers can take your ideal menu and create a more healthy version for you all you have to do is ask.


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