Bringing Freshness to Events in 2023: 10 Ways Food Can Boost Your Mood

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As the sector continues to evolve, event caterers now have an opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to the table when it comes to food for delegates.

With the growing emphasis on sustainability, health, and creativity, our catering partners Seasoned are highlighting their commitment in helping to shape the future of the events industry when it comes to food.

One of Seasoned’s core focuses in 2023 for The Mermaid London’s corporate market is looking at how food can influence productivity by boosting mood, aiding concentration and raising energy levels.

Here are 10 ways that Seasoned plan to add the feelgood-factor to their food, enhancing the delegate experience – and appetite!

1. Serve a balanced breakfast

Provide attendees with a breakfast that includes complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein. Examples include oatmeal with nuts and berries or avocado toast with eggs.

2. Offer healthy snacks

Provide snacks that are high in protein and fibre to keep attendees full and energised. Examples include trail mix, fruit and nut bars, and hummus with vegetables. We’ve also developed delicious energy balls which can be offered as an alternative snack to accompany tea or coffee. Currently available in apple & cinnamon, cashew & pecan and cacao & mint.

3. Incorporate superfoods

Superfoods like blueberries, spinach, and quinoa are known for their health benefits. These can be included in dishes like smoothies or salads.

4. Use wholegrain bread

Wholegrain bread provides complex carbohydrates that can help sustain energy levels. We like to use it for sandwiches or toast as a healthier option.

5. Provide lean protein options

We are able to offer lean protein options like grilled chicken or fish to suppress appetite and keep attendees feeling full and energised.
6. Limit sugar and processed food

Foods high in sugar and processed foods can cause energy crashes and mood swings. Healthier alternatives like fruit and vegetable platters can help to avoid this.

7. Add nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are rich in healthy fats and protein. Sprinkling them on top of dishes or offering them as a standalone snack ensures our customers are getting energy from the best sources.

8. Offer hydrating, flavoursome beverages

Dehydration can cause fatigue and decreased cognitive function. In response, we offer more stimulating flavours within our refreshments beyond the standard water, tea or coffee by providing alternatives such as herbal tea and infused water.

9. Use herbs and spices in food

Herbs and spices like ginger, turmeric, and rosemary are known for their health benefits. These are incorporated into a number of our dishes for added flavour and nutrition.

10. Provide vegetarian and vegan food options

Plant-based options like tofu, lentils, and quinoa can provide protein and other nutrients. With rapidly growing demand for vegetarian and vegan options, this offering ensures we can make a difference to people’s health, happiness and productivity by helping staff, visitors and clients eat well, especially with the growing popularity of flexitarian diets.

To book your next event at The Mermaid London, or to hear more about partners contact us today

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