How to welcome staff back to work in 2021

2020 was a tough year for everyone. As 2021 kicks in and staff make a move back to the office, it’s time to start welcoming back staff and kicking 2021 off in the right way.

2021 is a year like no other, coming off the backfoot of 2020 and the pandemic. Bringing staff back to the office in the right way will strengthen that much needed office culture that had slowed down in 2020. In 2021 we want to excite everyone to enjoy office life and foster the company culture, and guess what, Pen Catering is here to help.

Make the office a second home

As people return to the office it’s important to have staff feel comfortable. Succeed at doing the basics, ensure PPE is supplied, hand sanitiser stations and protocols are followed. By also supplying materials and supporting equipment you’re showing your staff more than a nice offering, you’re showing them you care and are creating peace of mind within their workplace.

Treat them!

By organising your staff lunch occasionally will show you appreciate them showing up and putting in the hard yards. With over 45 individually packed meal options, Pen Catering has a large variety to cover hot meal staff lunches to service all dietaries. Visit the menu or contact our team directly at if you have any questions.

Show them your priorities

If staff members are still uncomfortable in coming back allow them to continue to work from home. This will show your employees feel supported and comfortable and show you have their interests at heart.

COVID-Safe Catering

When organising catering it’s always a good idea to understand your guest expectations. With COVID-19, many catering events require individually packed options. There are a number of options covering our entire menu for single serve options. Take a look at the full-range here. This s a fantastic way to ensure staff members are comfortable in a meeting setting and consuming food in a social setting. If you have any questions email our catering manager at