Here at Grazing, we love food. We don’t just like it a little bit, we freaking love it and the event better is that the one thing we love more than food itself is sharing it with others.
A quick search with the help of Uncle Google reveals a mountain of articles, blogs and posts on all of the science behind why and how food makes people happy – something to do with some chemicals in the brain apparently, but that’s not the important thing here. Science aside, there’s a load of different reasons why food can make us happy…..we usually share it with people we like, we often have it as part of a celebration AND it tastes good (NOTE – if it doesn’t…we strongly suggest you stop eating it and go find some that does!). Just as important, of course, it also gives us energy and with energy, anything’s possible.
So if we’re happy, satiated and full of enough energy to do anything, there’s a very good chance we’re going to be at the top of our game at work. Which is why the most awesome businesses in the world are those that make sure their teams are always well fed.
Here at Grazing global HQ in Bermondsey, we’re not only passionate about great food, we’re also passionate about finding ways for great teams to share great food at work. We truly believe that sharing a great meal at work makes for awesomely productive, collaborative and creative teams and companies.
Most of us have likely had a job or two where we didn’t feel valued, didn’t get to know or really gel with our colleagues and, frankly, didn’t really enjoy ourselves.
Some of us, however, are lucky enough to work for great companies, who show how much they value us by providing an office environment that’s a pleasure to come into every day, where they’ve thought about the things that really matter, like lockers and changing rooms so we can cycle to work, and delicious lunches so we can enjoy a great meal and relax with our colleagues for a while. And with those bods in white coats having proven that the food makes us happy, it seems a bit of a no brainer as to why great companies provide great food.
So next time you’re changing jobs, or trying to attract talent to join your company, don’t underestimate the emotive power of great food. Be sure to take a long hard look at the office lunch menu first.