Whether you are planning a party, a working lunch, or a small gathering with friends, you will need to think about catering. You might be considering Chipotle – delicious Mexican inspired food made with fresh ingredients.
If you want to know more about the menu, pricing, and how to order then you have come to the right place. We have put together this helpful guide to tell you everything you need to know about Chipotle catering.
What Is Chipotle?
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is a chain of fast food restaurants with over 3000 branches across the United states. They specialize in Mexican inspired food such as burritos and tacos.
Chipotle are passionate about serving fresh food that is better for their customers and better for the environment. They pride themselves on using no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
They also serve no food from frozen or from a can. You can find the full ingredient list online with only 53 items.
Why Choose Chipotle Catering?
There are plenty of reasons to choose Chipotle Catering for your next event.
Chipotle food is made using a list of only 53 ingredients. All of the ingredients are fresh and natural, with no artificial preservatives or colors.
You won’t find any chemicals or unnatural additives on the list of ingredients. This means that the food you and your guests will be enjoying will be fresh, natural, and wholesome.
If you are trying to count calories, track your macronutrients, or you are health conscious and want to know the nutritional breakdown of your food, then Chipotle is a great option for you.
They have a nutrition calculator on their website which allows you to build your meal and check the nutritional breakdown.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is one of the first national restaurant brands to commit to using responsibly raised meat.
They have high standards when it comes to animal welfare and they never serve meat with added hormones to their customers. It is important to know that you are serving good quality food to your guests, and using an ethical catering company.
Chipotle is also one of the first national restaurant brands to show commitment to sourcing local and organic ingredients. And that should be applauded.
Chipotle is also committed to sustainability and takes their social responsibility seriously. They have managed to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill by 50% and they have started recycling their plastic gloves.
Chipotle publishes their sustainability reports online every year to keep them accountable to their customers and the wider community.
In 2011, Chipotle set up the Cultivate Foundation with the goal of making real food more accessible.
They donate money to organizations that are dedicated to the same cause, as well as providing resources and mentorships to new ventures that are committed to the same goal. This includes farms and micro producers who grow organic produce.
One of the great reasons to order from Chipotle catering is because of their rewards system. The more often you order, the more points you earn. Once you have ordered a certain number of times you will be able to get free items. Obviously, this is a major incentive to become a loyal customer.
You get a free portion of chips and guacamole when you sign up, then you can earn 10 points for every dollar you spend either in store or online.
You can get extra rewards on your birthday and you can make use of special promotions to earn extra points and double up on your rewards.
Members will also be the first to hear about the latest news, the newest menu items, and special offers. Members also have exclusive access to Chipotle merchandise.
It’s really easy to collect points – all you need is the Chipotle app on your phone which is connected to your account. If you forget to scan the app you can use your receipt to add the points to your account.
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There are several different options that you can choose from when it comes to Chipotle Catering. Whether you want to order premade burritos, build your own burritos, or chips and dip, there are plenty of different orders you can choose from.
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Burritos By The Box
If you are ordering for 6 people or more then ‘burritos by the box’ is a popular option. You can choose your own assortment of burritos, or let Chipotle choose for you.
The burrito box also comes with chips and dip – salsa and sour cream. All of the burritos are individually wrapped so they are easy to share and to eat. The price varies depending on location, but it works out at approximately $9 per person.
The burritos come in different flavors such as steak, chicken or plant based options. The burritos also have other tasty fillings including cilantro and lime rice, black beans, salsa, salad, guacamole and shredded cheese.
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If you are looking for a vegetarian option then the plant powered double protein option is ideal. You can order for a minimum of 10 people up to 200 people.
This is a build your own burrito order – the fillings come in separate tubs and your guests can choose what they want to include in their burrito.
It comes with soft flour tortillas, guacamole, sofritas plant based protein, crisp lettuce, cilantro and lime brown rice, fajita veggies, shredded cheese, taco lettuce, fresh tomato salsa, and roasted chili corn salsa. This order works out at around $12 per person.
The work anywhere to build your own burrito order also includes double protein. It comes with both chicken and steak to go into the soft flour tortillas.
You can also include cilantro and lime white rice, guacamole, salad lettuce, fajita veggies, cheese, taco lettuce, roasted chili corn salsa and fresh tomato salsa.
It is designed to be perfect for a working lunch, but you can order it for any occasion. This order is available for 10 to 200 people and works out at around $12 per person.
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This order is perfect for a small get-together with friends, but can be ordered for between 10 and 200 people. It has three sources of protein – chicken, steak and black beans.
It also comes with soft flour tortillas, white rice, queso blanco, salad lettuce, fajita veggies, cheese, sour cream, taco lettuce, roasted corn chili salsa, fresh tomato salsa and tomatillo red chili salsa. This order is also around $12 per person.
Build Your Own
If you don’t want to use one of the pre-selected burrito options, you can build your own custom order instead.
There are three different options depending on your budget. The single option comes with one protein source, 2 bases, 2 toppings, 2 salsas and one type of tortilla. This works out at around $9 per person.
The double option is the most popular as it is the perfect balance between variety and value for money. For $12 per person you will get to choose 2 sources of protein, 2 bases, 3 toppings, 2 salsas, 1 type of tortilla, chips, and guacamole or queso.
The final option is the triple which comes with 3 choices of protein, all toppings, all bases, chips, guacamole, queso, crispy corn tortillas and soft flour tortillas, salad vinaigrette and 4 types of salsa. This works out at around $14 per person.
Chips And Dips
If you want to order something snacky, chips and dips are perfect. Each order will serve 10 to 15 people, so you can order multiple portions if you have a larger group.
It comes with chips that are made in house, 4 types of fresh salsa, and a choice of guacamole or queso blanco. It works out at around $40 per order, depending on location.
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How To Order
It is very easy to order Chipotle catering online. Simply Use the online ordering service to create your ideal order and provide all of the necessary information such as the delivery address.
You can also place your order for collection if you would rather. You need to order at least 24 hours in advance to ensure that Chipotle will be able to fulfill your order.
If you are ordering in a group, such as for an office meeting, you can create a group order.
This means that multiple people can amend the order. All you need to do is invite them to join the order. Everyone who is amending the order will need to create a login for the Chipotle website.
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Chipotle offers catering options from groups of 6 people all the way up to 100 people. It is simple to order online and you only need to give 24 hours notice before placing your order.
You can order for delivery or collection which is very convenient. Whether you want premade burritos, build your own burritos, or tasty chips and dips, there are plenty of options.
The ingredients are fresh and natural, giving you a wholesome and nutritious catering option for your event.