Rise and shine! To celebrate National Cereal Day on March 7, and to keep America’s obsession with all-day breakfast going strong (thanks McDonald’s), we rounded up three creative ways to incorporate cereal into your event’s F&B program. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day—no matter what time you eat it.
1) Create a DIY Station
Ask your venue’s catering team to set up a station with a variety of cereals (include the sugary stuff along with healthier options) and toppings like fresh and dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, crushed cookies and honey. Use stand-up dispensers or sturdy glass jars with metal scoops for the cereals, and serve different milks, including nondairy varieties, in milkman-era bottles for a nostalgic twist.
2) Make It a Competition
For a tasty teambuilding activity similar to the Kellogg’s-sponsored competition at Taste Talks Brooklyn in 2015, give competing groups five minutes to create inventive combinations using a selection of cereals and toppings, with the winner decided by a judge.
3) Put a Lid on It
For an easy grab-and-go snack option, have baskets of dry cereal in sealable jars and individual milk containers available for attendees who miss breakfast or need an afternoon pick-me-up. Team up with catering to create premade specialty jars containing combos of cereal and nonperishable toppings so attendees only need to add milk.
Photo credit: Becca Rillo Photography