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Board Meeting Food

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I’ve been to zillions of board meetings (and lunch meetings) over the past decade.  The food at 98% of them is shit. 

We had a board meeting at FeedBurner today.  Lunch was – nope – not “yet another soggy sandwich.”  Dick and crew treated us to Thai food – yum. 

It took virtually no extra effort (or cost) to shift from “generic unhealthy roast beef and ham sandwiches that the vegetarian board members (me) had to avoid and settle for a bag of potato chips instead” to “sumptuous, fun, exciting, hot, spicy, and stimulating food.  Oh – and NO cookie plate laden with 500 calorie bombshells that no one wants but those with poor impulse control and sugar addiction (like me) can’t avoid gobbling down.

The next time you have a board meeting, be creative.  Feed us something fun and healthy.  Make me jump with joy when I see the food.

  • http://blog.softtechvc.com Jeff Clavier

    Motion seconded.

  • http://www.dharmesh.com Dharmesh Shah

    I totally agree. I’ve been to hundreds of meetings and have had to make do too many times with potato chips and cookies (just to get throught the day).

    Also, I’m hoping more and more people will recognize the fact that non-vegetarians can easily have meals without meat (and would likely not be offended). It would often be easier just to have fun, interesting, vegetarian food for these things. But, I’ve got a biased opinion…

  • http://avc.blogs.com fred

    yes, the food rocked and so did the content.

    i had seconds :)

  • http://www.ariasystems.net edsull

    Food is for closers!!

  • http://www.internmentcamp.com Raj Bala

    Chics dig vegetarians. Seriously.

    On a related note, I was at staying at the Mirage in Vegas recently and decided to eat at their fancy pants haute cuisine Chinese restaurant. I was encouraged by the fact that a soup on the menu was clearly labelled as “Vegetarian Sweet & Sour.”

    An inquisitive sort, especially about my food intake, I began to ask questions about the specific contents of the food. Pork stock. No kidding.

  • http://tailrank.com Kevin Burton

    They have Thai food outside of San Francisco?

    Strange!
    :-P

  • http://www.scottschnaars. Scott Schnaars

    Hey Brad,

    Had a client meeting today and took Thai food instead of soggy sandwiches or bad pizza. It was a huge hit.

    Thanks for the great suggestion.

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