How to Show Teachers the Appreciation they Deserve by Catering a Staff Meal

With the summer officially coming to an end and the kids heading back to school, there’s no better way to show your appreciation for all the staff than to provide them with a catered meal! Teachers are the unsung heroes who shape the minds of our future generations and play a vital role in their development. At Porky’s BBQ, we know how important it is to show them the gratitude they deserve! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to cater a successful staff lunch/dinner that will definitely be the talk of the teacher’s lounge!

Plan Ahead

The first few months of the school year can be really hectic as the teachers get to know their students and vice versa. There are even certain school events where they may have to work late, whether it’s a meet & greet for the teacher, or a curriculum night. They also have several days sprinkled throughout the year for continued professional development. That’s why it’s important to pick a date and time that will make these events much more enjoyable! The school typically has these dates easily accessible so that you can plan ahead and let them know in advance!

Create a Budget

Once you pick the date, you’ll want to determine how many teachers and staff you plan on catering for. This way, you can create a budget that will cover all of the costs for not only the catering aspect, but also additional items such as plates, napkins, silverware and decorations. This is where it’s a great idea to reach out to fellow parents asking for contributions! Pro tip: Use an online platform for volunteer management such as Sign-Up Genius to create tasks for people to sign up for online! 

Cater From a Local Restaurant 

 Once you know how much you can spend, it’s time for the fun part- the food! Make sure to research and choose a local restaurant like Porky’s BBQ that specializes in BBQ catering services that is not only known for its great food, but also has diverse menu options. It’s also important to consider dietary restrictions and preferences so that all the faculty can enjoy their meal!

Show your Appreciation 

Most teachers go above and beyond to create an enriching learning environment for kids. Catering a meal for them isn’t just about providing them with a free lunch and/or dinner but it represents how thankful you are for all the effort they put in every day! Ultimately, it’s a simple act of appreciation that can really boost their morale and foster a positive attitude in the school environment!

Organizing a catered staff meal is a great way to recognize the influence that teachers have on our kids’ lives. First, it’s important to plan ahead and decide when you can do it and create a budget around how much you’re able to spend. Then it’s time to pick a restaurant that you want to cater from and make sure they have a menu that can accommodate different dietary restrictions. Finally, express your gratitude to the faculty who have such an impact on kids while supporting your local community!

At Porky’s BBQ, we specialize in farm-to-table BBQ catering services and can’t wait to cater your next event! Make sure you check out our fully customizable BBQ menu today!