30 Creative Breakfast Catering Ideas For A Crowd

Breakfast Catering Ideas For A Crowd

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What’s the time of the day when you are most alert and creative? Yeah! It’s the breakfast time. And if it’s about an office meeting, a significant breakfast event, or some conference, serving the best breakfast potluck recipes can make the entire day remarkable!

And you don’t have to worry about the menu! We have got you covered with creative Breakfast Catering Ideas, to start the day right! So, let’s see all of them! You can also look at these rice breakfast recipe ideas.

Breads & Pastries

Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese Spread

Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese Spread

The bagels with cream cheese spread are not only a breakfast idea, but perfect for brunches and parties as well. I personally plan it for office breakfasts because everyone can get their favorite flavor, and the arrangement is easy.

We usually ask our team to prepare half of them in sweet, and half in savory flavors, so they are a win-win item. They go best with coffee, green tea, or any hot beverage you plan to serve.

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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels

Some seafood lovers you are hosting today? It might be difficult to arrange a breakfast menu including seafood, but these smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels are a win-win item.

They are easy to assemble and offer a wholesome breakfast, which don’t need many side items to complement. If you are planning these for catering, do present them cut up in halves or quarters, so that everyone can taste everything.

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Assorted Danish and Croissant Tray

Assorted Danish and Croissant Tray

Cream cheese croissant, Chocolate Croissant and butter croissant! Sounds like heaven on earth. The platter becomes complete with baked Danishes, especially when they are fruit-filled.

Again, this tray is a versatile breakfast idea for a huge catering, where everyone can binge on their favorite flavors while fueling themselves for the day. Keep the things bite-sized for ease of handling and presentation. Now this seems like one of the best corporate breakfast catering ideas!

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Ham and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches

Ham and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches

If you want to serve a classic, restaurant-style breakfast, but with mild and gentle flavors, try arranging Ham and Cheese croissant sandwiches.

They are elegant, hearty, and full of protein and make a perfect menu for a corporate-style breakfast or brunch gathering.

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Savory Dishes

Mini Quiche Lorraine

Mini Quiche Lorraine

Looking for some mini breakfast catering ideas? Little Quiche Tarts are the perfect, grab-and-go breakfast item.

I love them with stuffing of beef and cheese, but you can also make them vegetarian-friendly. Use green onions, spinach, baby tomato, or another filling of your choice.

You can prepare them in a short time of just 25 to 30 minutes. Since it is a make-and-freeze item, you can prepare it for any catering or party real quickly.

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Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Something with cheese is something that no one dislikes! Because it’s cheesy! And if it is ready in 18 minutes of your time in the kitchen, then it’s a must-have for your massive breakfast.

All you need is some sausages from the deli section and a good cheddar cheese. Bake it just before serving so it is piping hot and retains the original flavor.

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Veggie Frittata Bites

Veggie Frittata Bites

Just like the egg muffins, Veggie Frittata bites are super healthy, bite-sized breakfast options. Quick and easy not only to prepare but also to eat as it is an ideal finger food!

These frittatas are high in protein and give you a boost of energy to start the day

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Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Burritos

Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Burritos

If you plan to invite close friends and family or a breakfast buffet, and you know they have spicier tastes, try adding Chorizo and egg Burritos to the menu.

This classic Mexican breakfast is as fulfilling as it is loaded with potatoes and Monterey Jack cheese. Although it is high in calories, a great way to start the weekend! And easy to prepare too!

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Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

Tacos never go out of style and if you are looking for Vegetarian breakfast ideas, this might help you.

Load them up with cheese, baby spinach, peas, greens, or any blend of vegetables you can think of. It’s best for those who don’t like eggs, dairy, or protein in their breakfast.

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Waffles & Pancakes

Pancake Stack with Various Toppings

Pancake Stack with Toppings

No breakfast seems complete without some wholesome pancakes, and why not? They are so fulfilling. For your upcoming breakfast buffet even, try arranging the pancake stacks with various toppings.

They go great with fruit, honey, or maple syrups, but once I tried some savory sauces, and my guests loved that too! This is also a great idea for brunch buffets as well.

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Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup

Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup

When it comes to a professional setting, something elegant should be on the buffet table.

Try putting up light and fluffy Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup for the Office breakfast catering. It looks very elegant and is best for a formal-style breakfast gathering!

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Belgian Waffles with Syrup and Berries

Belgian Waffles with Syrup and Berries

No, Waffles are not just for kids! We adults also love them, and especially when we see them nicely arranged in a buffet tray, with lots of different toppings.

Belgian waffles with some chocolate syrup are my personal favorite, but maple syrup, strawberry syrup, and fruit essences also make great toppings. Pair these up with some fresh seasonal berries to boost up that busy day.

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Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

Now that’s something my girl would rush to if you invited us to a breakfast buffet.  Stuffed French toast is one of the best Family breakfasts.

The toasts have a variety of fillings and toppings, so everyone gets a favorite flavor to munch on.

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Other Breakfast Recipes You can try:

Bars & Stations

Greek Yogurt Parfait Bar

Greek Yogurt Parfait Bar

A Greek yogurt Parfait bar seems so legit for a Wedding breakfast buffet. Everyone assembles it according to their flavors, and it’s easy to set up.

Yogurt is basic, and the toppings can have peanut butter, graham crackers, blueberries, fruits, candies, mixed nuts, strawberry sauce, chocolate chips, and whatever you can find.

A perfect, custom-made, easy-to-serve Catering idea. Just be creative with assembling and serving and oh! Do arrange pretty parfait glasses too!

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Avocado Toast Bar

Avocado Toast Bar

You may think of Avocado toast as a simple breakfast idea, but it can be created in at least 6 different flavors, and even more, if you are creative. So, for a large catering, you can also set up an avocado toast bar.

The variations include grated egg avocado toast, spicy toast, caprese avocado toast, hash brown avocado toast, and a lot more! This bar is also easy to set up when you have few or no house help for the event. That sounds like a real budget-friendly breakfast.

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Breakfast Burrito Bar

Breakfast Burrito Bar

Now this is another great idea to feed the breakfast to a large crowd! Not only it is easy to pull off, but it is wholesome and nutritious for the masses. So when the tram needs some serious refueling for the big day, serve the burritos.

Some warm tortillas are the must-have, while the fillings can include meat, sausages, mixed vegetables, cheese, eggs, and anything your people like to have!

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Granola and Yogurt Bar

Granola and Yogurt Bar

Holiday Breakfast buffet is it again? Why not keep it simple so that you can also relax? A yogurt and granola bar is not only healthy but has so much room for customization and offers so many flavors.

It is easy to set up a bar with different flavored yogurts, and carefully designed granola. The guests only need to help themselves with the yogurt, select the granola bar, and here is a healthy breakfast served!

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Acai Bowl Bar

Acai Bowl Bar

If it’s Christmas or Thanksgiving for which you are hosting the breakfast buffet, Acai Bowl Bar is a great idea. It is not so demanding meal and you can entertain the guests without worrying much about the hassle!

And it’s all about just healthy foods like fruits, nuts, and seeds!

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Eggs Benedict Station

Eggs Benedict Station

If you are hosting a breakfast buffet for friends and family, setting up an egg benedict station is a great idea. It is easy to set up and offers so many varieties.

Just prepare the English muffins, some eggs, and hollandaise sauce. Add various toppings, like asparagus and pancetta, salmon, avocados, etc. The options are endless and you can also create Vegan, gluten-free, and healthier versions to cater to the needs of everyone.

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Breakfast Sandwich Slider Station

Breakfast Sandwich Slider Station

A breakfast or brunch catering without sandwiches seems so unreal. One splendid breakfast catering idea is to set up a sandwich station with so many healthy options. It allows the guests to choose their bread, filling, and sauces and help themselves to a sandwich they would like.

It is nutritious, wholesome, and creative, plus everyone gets what they want. Choose to serve smaller sizes of bread or cut slices to help the guests make a bite-sized sandwich.

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Platters

Fresh Fruit Platter

Fresh Fruit Platter

No questions on this. It is wholesome, nourishing, tasty, and budget-friendly. Just have all seasonal fruits cut and arranged beautifully on a platter. Although fruit taste best in its natural forms, you can also sprinkle sugar, lemon juice, lime juice, etc.

If you have a spicier taste, try sprinkling a bit of paprika powder. Not only this is one of the easiest Gluten-free ideas but is also Vegan, and keto-friendly.

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Cinnamon Roll Platter

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Aren’t we all looking for a cinnamon roll on every breakfast buffet, Mouthwatering aren’t they?

And when there are so many options, it often gets difficult for me to select one. So don’t forget to arrange cinnamon roll platters for the next breakfast catering you are arranging.

You might need to work up on the dough, but it’s worth the effort. And might I remind you, cinnamon rolls are best paired up with a mocha latte! You can also try these homemade Cinnabon cinnamon rolls.

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Scrambled Egg and Bacon Platter

Scrambled Egg and Bacon Platter

Finger potatoes, sour bread, scrambled eggs, jam, avocados I mean, you can load up this platter with whatever you like.

The reason I like platters at breakfast buffets is that they are the best Customizable breakfast catering item. As per your guests, you can design it to be Keto Friendly, Low-cal, or Gluten-free too.

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Assorted Muffin Tray

Assorted Muffin Tray

Trying to think of some creative breakfast ideas for the buffet? Why not create as many flavors of muffins as you can?

Arrange an assorted muffin tray and load it with chocolate muffins, strawberry muffins, blueberry muffins, peanut butter muffins, and whatnot!

But remember you might not be able to grab one because they disappear so soon! Yup! Adults like muffins too!

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Oatmeal with Assorted Toppings

Oatmeal Bar with Assorted Toppings

An oatmeal bar might just be a humble, shy breakfast, but it is so much fun when you get to the toppings!

It is a budget-friendly idea, easy to make, and everyone can get their favorite tastes! Just prepare everything ahead of time, and all you need to do is to set up things in the morning!

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Assorted Scone Platter

Assorted Scone Platter

Although scones fit more for an afternoon tea service, but you can always have a platter or two at a breakfast catering too!

Some freshly baked scones with jam, cream, cheese, or butter can make a lighter breakfast option for those who do not eat much in the mornings.

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Continental Breakfast Tray

Continental Breakfast Tray

Setting up Continental-style breakfast catering is not too complicated. You can go with the classic Continental trays, which are loaded with pastries, cookies, mini croissants, toasts, fruits, and coffee.

It is best to serve at the breakfast buffets when the number of guests is not too much.

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Drinks & Beverages

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Orange Juice and Breakfast is a kind of evergreen love story! A Farm to Table breakfast idea, Orange juice is loved by most as it is naturally low in sugar and a healthier option.

The tang and citrus from the oranges wake you up and give you a boost of Vitamin C to kickstart your day.

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Coffee and Tea Selection

Coffee and Tea

Yes! That is important! If it is a corporate or a high-end event, be sure to arrange a variety of tea as many people cannot start the day without a hot beverage.

The options can include Green tea, tea with milk and sugar, Black tea, Kashmiri Tea, Herbal Tea, and others. The same goes for the coffee station, it calls for all kinds of varieties to cater to everyone’s needs.

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Mini Smoothie Bowls

Mini Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies come in endless flavors and can be designed to fit all kinds of diets.

So be it a breakfast, brunch, or lunch buffet, smoothie bowls are a must-have. They are Satisfying, highly nutritious, and naturally sweet without many calories!

You can make them with fruits, nuts, seeds, or protein powders! Oh, and it’s a Gluten-free breakfast idea too!

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Breakfast Catering Ideas For A Crowd

30 Creative Breakfast Catering Ideas

Adalynn Ward
We have got you covered with 30 creative Breakfast Catering Ideas, to start the day right! So, let’s see all of them.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 54 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 9 persons

Ingredients

  • Mini Quiche Lorraine
  • Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese Spread
  • Greek Yogurt Parfait Bar
  • Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
  • Fresh Fruit Platter
  • Assorted Danish and Croissant Tray
  • Belgian Waffles with Syrup and Berries
  • Eggs Benedict Station
  • Avocado Toast Bar
  • Pancake Stack with Various Toppings
  • Breakfast Burrito Bar
  • Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels
  • Cinnamon Roll Platter
  • Breakfast Sandwich Slider Station
  • Stuffed French Toast
  • Granola and Yogurt Bar
  • Scrambled Egg and Bacon Platter
  • Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos
  • Assorted Muffin Tray
  • Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Syrup
  • Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Coffee and Tea Selection
  • Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Burritos
  • Oatmeal Bar with Assorted Toppings
  • Continental Breakfast Tray
  • Assorted Scone Platter
  • Mini Smoothie Bowls
  • Veggie Frittata Bites
  • Ham and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches
  • Acai Bowl Bar

How to Make?

  • Choose any one of your favorite breakfast catering recipes.
  • Gather ingredients and follow instructions.
  • Some of these recipes can be bought from online stores, while others can be made at home. Choise is yours.
  • I hope you enjoyed the gathering.

Nutrition

Serving: 1platterCalories: 240kcal
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Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!