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Just some of the benefits to using EatFirst for your staff lunches

Awesome variety

From fresh Italian to spicy Asian food, we have a catering option for every occasion, taste and budget.

Every diet covered

Nobody goes hungry on our watch! From gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and halal, we have special diet options to suit all needs.

National delivery

We can cater most Australian cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and more.

Easy to use

Ordering catering is a breeze with our easy-to-use online platform that's currently #1 in Australia.

Staff lunches made easy

Whether it’s an important meeting, a casual lunch break, or a team-building offsite day, we've got you covered. We offer an array of easy staff lunch ideas that will have your team actually looking forward to the next working lunch.

We've partnered with more than 1,000 corporate caterers across Australia, covering all major cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra, to provide a delicious, diverse, and hassle-free lunch for your staff. 

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Only the highest quality meals

We pride ourselves on offering high-quality, delicious food, curated to cater to every taste. Every catering partner in our marketplace has been carefully vetted so we’re only putting forward the best options. After all, we believe that a great team lunch is more than just a meal—it's an opportunity to foster team spirit, motivate staff, and show your appreciation for their hard work.

And it’s not just food quality we care about, but also the range for different diets. We make sure our broad range of cuisines are suited to any occasion and dietary need, so your entire group will be included in your next team lunch.

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Delicious office lunch ideas for your team

Delicious office lunch ideas for your team

Looking to add a touch of creativity to your next office lunch? Here's a selection of lunch ideas to get you started:

  • Buffet-style lunch: A well-stocked buffet offers variety and satisfies different dietary needs or large groups.
  • Gourmet sandwiches and wraps: Up the ante with artisanal breads and premium fillings.
  • Pizza: A crowd-pleaser that offers plenty of options for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike.
  • Poke bowls: A healthy, colourful option packed with fresh ingredients.
  • Roast chicken and salad: A wholesome, hearty choice that's bound to satisfy.
  • Noodle boxes: Easy to serve and eat, noodle boxes offer an exciting Asian flair.
  • Sushi platters: Fresh and healthy, sushi caters to a variety of preferences.
  • Vegan delights: Treat your vegan staff members with plant-based gourmet options.
  • BBQ lunch: Enjoy a relaxed, casual feast with a well-planned BBQ.
  • Mezze platter: Hummus, falafels, and other Mediterranean delights offer a refreshing change.

We’re catering to all dietary requirements

We are committed to ensuring everyone on your team feels catered for, which is why we offer a variety of lunch options that cater to all dietary needs. 

Have a look at your favourite caterer’s menu and you’ll find easy-to-spot symbols next to each item (e.g. V for Vegetarian, Vg for Vegan, G for Gluten-free, D for Dairy Free, and K for Kosher). You can order with confidence knowing that everyone’s dietary restrictions are taken care of.

Streamlined ordering and delivery

Our platform is designed to take the stress out of organising staff lunches. With just a few clicks, you can filter your options by cuisine, diet, date, and more. Decide when and where your staff lunch arrives, and once you've received your order, all that's left to do is enjoy!

We handle everything, from processing your order to consolidating your invoice to ensure a seamless experience free of invoicing surprises or any other follow-up complications.

Uncompromising customer support

Your satisfaction is our priority. Our customer service team is always ready to assist you at any step of the way. Whether you're seeking advice on what to order, inquiring about dietary options, or need help managing your orders, we're here for you.

FAQs for Staff Lunches

FAQs about staff lunches

Can you cater staff lunches for different dietary restrictions?

Yes, we can cater for a variety of dietary requirements. Simply filter by diet on our platform to view suitable options.

To make things easier when browsing a supplier’s menu, eachitem that accommodates common diets(such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free) is noted on each menu, too.

What is the minimum order for staff lunch catering?

Our minimum order requirements depend on the specific caterer and can be found on their EatFirst profile page. If you’re ordering for a small group, you can find many caterers with a minimum of as low as $60 per order.

How much lead time do you need for staff lunch catering orders?

Generally, we suggest that you order at least 3-4 days in advance but if you do have a last-minute need pop up, we’ve also got caterers who can deliver with less than 24 hours notice. 

Do you offer repeat meal plans for team lunches?

Yes, we offer repeat meal plans. You can easily set your preferences and schedule in your account settings.

How do I pay for my staff lunch?

You can pay directly through our platform. We accept all major credit cards and provide a consolidated invoice for easy processing. 

How EatFirst makes corporate catering simple

With over two decades in the catering biz, our service is unmatched.

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Always just a phone call away to help you with last-minute fixes, incidents or catering advice.

Account Managers

Located all over Australia, we're your local, dedicated corporate catering experts.

Supplier Relationship Managers

Working with our network of local cafes, restaurants & caterers to deliver the best quality.

Tech Support

Your local team for assistance navigating and troubleshooting the EatFirst platform.

We bring the widest range of suppliers to you

From locals to crowd-favourites, we have the best variety in-market.
Local small business

Promoting the best fresh & locally produced options.

Charity and social enterprises

Supporting through promotion, charitable & food contributions

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We are committed to sustainability

Helping you make a better choice on sustainable catering
Recyclable kitchen utensils

Opt for trays, cutlery and napkins that are recyclable, compostable, & sustainable.

Locally sourced ingredients

Local and vetted Australian businesses, providing fresh, high-quality food.

Supplier sustainability ratings

We rate our suppliers on important criteria, and showcase this to you.

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We happily support offices all across Australia

Genuine service & easy ordering!

Spotify uses EatFirst for our staff lunches and pantry. The wonderful team at EatFirst makes my life easier by offering a wide range of food for staff to enjoy, as well as keeping everything running smoothly. Thank you Mel, Michael & Leanne!

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Brigette Brown
Office Manager

So easy to use!

We use EatFirst for event catering and weekly fruit and milk deliveries. The website is so easy to use and offers a wide range of catering choices. We especially love the festive packages on offer each year, such as the Easter Hotcross bun boxes. Rose, our account manager, is so positive and always ready to assist us when we need something. Thank you Rose and the team for everything you do 😊

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Corporate Catering
Sarah Jahn
Office Manager
Tech / Automotive

Delicious food & great customer service

EatFirst is perfect for keeping our kitchen well-stocked with food & drinks. We love the wide selection of snacks and fresh fruit. Michael from EatFirst always goes out of his way to make sure we have what we need, and to recommend new products for our pantry. Highly recommend!

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Alex Kelly
Building and Facilities Manager
Tech / Automotive

‘Delicious food & great customer service’

Order In is perfect for keeping our kitchen well-stocked with food & drinks. We love the wide selection of snacks and fresh fruit. Michael from Order-In always goes out of his way to make sure we have what we need, and to recommend new products for our pantry. Highly recommend!

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Corporate Catering
Alex Kelly
Building and Facilities Manager
Health & Care

‘Excellent company to deal with, great food, great staff!’

They have a great selection of suppliers, and their customer service staff is second to none! I have had nothing but great service from them time and time again.

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Daren Weippert
Scrum Master @ Bupa

‘It makes my job significantly easier’

Order-In is the easiest possible way to access a great variety of caterers around. It makes my job easier and allows me to have some fun choosing on the way. Thank you for all your help and support.

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Project Officer @ Equity Trustees

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Cristal is a seasoned writer with a decade of experience in travel, business, and lifestyle writing. As a self-proclaimed foodie, she's spent the last 18 years exploring the globe, savouring dishes from Mexico, Thailand and India—her top foodie destinations. With a penchant for spice and a weakness for chocolate, Cristal loves how her home of Australia never fails to impress with an incredible array of global eats. As an enthusiast in writing, editing, and SEO, she joined the EatFirst team in 2023, ready to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with fellow food lovers.

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