I have to be honest: I had only ever been in Chipotle once before I moved to Tuscaloosa.
Since moving down to Alabama, however, I can tell you that there has been at least two weeks where I have eaten Chipotle (and its leftovers) for three or more meals in a row.
I have since come to love the generosity of guacamole portioning when vegetarian bowls are your order, and the fact that they do try to humanely source their meat.
I was quite obviously ecstatic when the local Chipotle offered to cater a department cohort meeting (for up to 20 people) completely free, as part of their new catering initiative.
We were happy to be their practice ‘party,’ although everything went so smoothly, it was hard to believe they hadn’t been doing this for years.
When I arrived to pick up the food, everything was packed and ready to go, having been cooked an prepped just 15 minutes before my arrival. The manager sat with me and went over everything I needed to know to set up the fajita station, and gave me a pamphlet to refer to, should I need it.
They provided everything, right down to the matches needed to light the burners for the pans.
Everything was a breeze to set up, and tasted as fresh and as flavorful as if we’d been eating at the restaurant.
They also accommodated my request for two sets of fajita veggies in lieu of three meats (and one veggie).
(P.S. BIG NEWS for vegetarians: the pinto beans are now veg-friendly!)
One member of my cohort had never had Chipotle before, and after this beautiful bowl declared herself addicted to the chicken and the guacamole.
I, of course, referred her to the holiday special Chipotle is running, where you get two free burritos–maybe lunch the next day?–if you sign up for Chipotle catering at your seasonal shindig.
All I’m saying is, if you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Wouldn’t it be great to have a Chipotle counter in my house?”
This is pretty much exactly like making that wish come true.
Thank you, Chipotle!!!!!