In light of being the perfect day to be trendy, we’re going to throw it all the way back not only to Thursday, but to last week in its entirety. ZeroCater employees from Chicago, New York, and DC started trickling into the San Francisco HQ office for the much-anticipated team building adventure. Not surprisingly, ZeroCater’s office is filled with passionate and energetic employees who love working together to keep the company at the forefront of its field. Foodie love permeates all aspects of company culture, and throughout the office, the ZeroCater team can’t get enough of good food.
Food is a great source of bonding and camaraderie at the office—and bringing these relationships outside of the workplace to take on the not-so-intense rapids of the American River boosts teamwork and collaboration, which, in turn, boosts overall company success.
Even if your office isn’t packed with foodies, food can be a great foundation for enhancing your company’s culture. So whether you’re heading up your own team or your office is just in need of a little more fun, here are a few food-centered ideas to get you started.
- No time for a full-fledged sit-down meal?
Try a quick jaunt to the nearest food truck. It’ll give everyone just the bite-sized portion of fresh air, exercise, and camaraderie they need to break up the day and come back to the office fully energized.
- Organize an Ice Cream Social
A weekly ice cream social is a sweet way to get everyone together and reward your team members for their hard work. Wednesdays are a great day to do this—a fun event to look forward to on Hump Day can boost even the weariest of mid-week spirits.
- Hold Monthly Happy Hours
Friday happy hours are an especially fun way to get people together and promote chatter among fellow co-workers. Incorporating a company Retrospective meeting during office happy hours are a great way to bring employees together to discuss what’s working well and what can be improved upon. This will help to establish an atmosphere where people feel positive, purposeful, and engaged – not just in what they’re doing, but with the company as a whole.