November 20, 2015

Pot Luck Food Ideas

Every year we have a company pot luck and celebrate the season by sharing some of our favorite foods with our co-workers.

This year Pot Luck was a huge success because organizers decided to assign categories by company departments. Engineering was responsible for sides and main dish, while other teams had deserts and appetizers etc. This ensured that there was plenty of coverage in different areas. (You don't want the case of everyone bringing pies.)

The dish size people prepare or purchase is big enough for a large family gathering. People will take small portions of your offering. Example: For a company with 100 employees, you should make enough as if your serving for 20 people.

If your looking for some ideas of what to bring to a Pot Luck, here is a list of some of foods that people have brought in the various pot lucks that I have attended in the past:

Appetizer
  • 5 layer dip with chips
  • Baked Asparagus Fries
  • Braised Brussels Sprouts
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip with chips
  • Cheese plate
  • Guacamole, salsa, chips
  • Jalapeno Cornbread
  • Pumpkin kugel cupcakes
  • Pumpkin spice muffins
  • Spinach Balls
  • Spinach Dip
Main Course
  1. Artichoke Dip
  2. Buffalo Chicken Dip
  3. Caramelized Onion Dip
  4. Ecuadorian chicken & rice soup
  5. Ecuadorian chicken & rice soup
  6. Gnocchi
  7. Some breads
  8. Spicy pigs in a blanket
  9. Spinach Dip
  10. Stuffing
  11. Sweet Potato Pecan Scuffle
  12. Sweet sweet potatoes
Dessert
  • Blackbottom Cupcakes
  • Brownies
  • Candy
  • Chai spice mini cupcakes
  • Cinnamon Cake
  • Ice Cream-filled Cupcakes
  • Ginger cookies
  • Peanut Butter Lava cookies
  • Peanut Butter Lava Cookies
  • Pecan Pie
  • pumpkin cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
  • Seasonal Cupcakes
  • Toffee caramel cookies
  • Toffee chocolate caramel cookies
Drinks
  • Apple Cider
  • Mix Soda (Season Favorite)
  • Coquito
  • EggNog

Don't forget to bring any display dishes or utensils. (Bring along extra in case other's forget!) Make a small sign to display in front of your dish with any special information, such as 'Gluten Free' or 'A favorite from Ireland.'

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