In a previous post, we offered some ideas on how to approach staff meetings differently and achieve better results for your staff. Today, we tell you how to treat your employees to the perfect popcorn snack at your next staff meeting. It will turn potential boredom into excitement.
What flavors of popcorn should I choose?
Choosing popcorn flavors for your staff meeting should be based upon how well you know your employees’ preferences. Our classic popcorn flavors are always good choices. These would include Buttery, Low Salt, Kettle corn, Caramel, Cheddar and White Cheddar. If you know what each employee really likes, you can customize your choices to everyone’s different taste. We’ve got over sixty gourmet flavors to choose from. Each handmade in small batches in our kitchen.
What popcorn is best for those with dietary restrictions?
We offer vegan popcorn flavors, sugar-free flavors, and dairy free popcorn flavors in addition to fruit flavors, chocolate flavors, cheese flavors and caramels with nuts flavors. We always recommend including Buttery in your flavor choices. Some folks don’t care for flavored popcorn and prefer the classic popcorn flavor that our Buttery popcorn delivers.
The good news is that popcorn is naturally gluten-free and most of our flavors are gluten-free. The only flavors of popcorn we sell with gluten are those with a baked good such as pretzels or Oreo cookies added.
How much popcorn do I need?
Individual Mini bags of popcorn are always a great choice for both large and small staff meetings. At approximately 3.5 cups, it’s the perfect snack size. We also offer other bag sizes ranging from our Junior bag at 7 cups, Small bag at 10.5 cups on up to our Extra Large bag at 112 cups.
For larger groups, a popcorn bar is a nice way to present the snack at your meeting. Set a table up in the corner and get large wide-mouth serving bowls (ask your employees to bring one in from home the day prior to ensure you have enough for all the flavors). You’ll also need scoops or large serving spoons and serving containers for attendees to scoop the popcorn into.
How do I calculate how much popcorn I need?
Every staff meeting is different in terms of the number of employees and flavors chosen. For bags of popcorn, select the size of bag (MIni, Junior, etc.), the flavors and the quantities.
For popcorn bars, the rule of thumb is 1-3 cups of popcorn per person (1 cup = 8 oz.). Our bags are all measured in cups, making the math easy. Just add up the number of attendees, multiply that by the number of cups per person you want, and divide that number by the quantity of flavors you want to serve. Download our menu and you’ll find a handy chart of our popcorn bags sizes and number of cups each holds. Order accordingly.
Here is a scenario:
- 50 people
- 3 cups per person
- 3 flavors
50 x 3 = 150 cups
150 cups divided by 3 flavors = 50 cups per flavor
50 cups is equal to (1) of our Medium size bags at 48 cups
Therefore, you would order (1) Medium bag of your three chosen flavors
How much will popcorn cost for my staff meeting?
We have a price point for every budget. Our Mini bags range from $1.10 for Buttery or Low Salt to $6.45 for our chocolate flavors and many prices in between for our other flavor categories. Pricing also depends on the number of employees. For a quick reference, check out our menu.
Creative Ideas for Popcorn gifts
In addition to providing popcorn snacks at staff meetings, consider these creative ideas:
- Celebrate a birthday by providing a Mini bag of our Birthday Cake flavor in addition to their snack
- Offer bags of popcorn as prize giveaways
- Offer a special flavor for Employee recognition
- “Guess the popcorn flavor” contest with the winner receiving a larger bag of popcorn such as our Medium size (31.5 cups)
- Add a selection of our vintage sodas for added appeal
Now you know how to treat your employees to the perfect popcorn snack at your next staff meeting. Offering your employees a delicious snack of popcorn at your next staff meeting will be appreciated and remembered. And it is a unique change from bagels, cupcakes and cookies. Especially with so many gourmet popcorn flavors to choose from and a price point for every budget. Request a complimentary quote today!