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Potluck picnic at work? Advice needed.

We have a monthly training coming up at work and we normally do a potluck lunch so we can have a "working" lunch and get to leave an hour early that day. For June's meeting we have to have the meeting at a different location than we normally do. I was thinking about instead of having a potluck lunch where people typically bring their slow cookers or reheat their food prior to lunch, we could have a potluck picnic where we can bring potato salad, fruit, chips, dip, etc.

We will have access to a refrigerator, however, I am wondering if it would be best to ask people to bring their own sandwich and a side to share or if we should have someone bring bread, someone bring condiments, and someone bring different sandwich meats? There will only be 9 people at the meeting. 

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Asked by JeremysMom at 6:39 PM on Jun. 9, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • Is it an out door venue? Can you BBQ?

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:41 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • No, it is indoors, however we will be doing an outdoor service project right beforehand, so we needed something that would be quick and easy to fix when we return from that.


    Comment by JeremysMom (original poster) at 6:43 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • How about everyone pitch in for a giant sub sandwich? Your other idea is also good. For nine, you don't need much.

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:05 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Well if the person bringing bread doesn't show your sandwiches are screwed. I would have everyone bring a side or their own food.

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:05 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • With the way people eat so differently these days, gluten-free and dairy-free and the like, I'd lean toward everybody bringing their own sandwiches and then each offering a side or a dessert to share. That way, with the variety, everyone will have something of their own they know they can eat, plus probably a few sides to choose from.

    Answer by Ballad at 7:06 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • I'm with Ballad. Have everyone bring their own sandwich and then have others bring a side dish. Perhaps someone could bring a salad of sorts (potato salad or tossed salad), someone else fruit, someone else a dessert and someone else drinks.

    Answer by tempsingl3mom at 8:38 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

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