When hiring for a senior role, the interview process will include many phases. In the later stages, you will host candidates on campus, including meals. Here are three questions to ask yourself so that you select meals that facilitate a positive and productive meal:

1. Is it easy to eat? There are obvious and oft-cited items to avoid. No one—candidate or interviewer—wants broccoli stuck in their teeth or to have a test on how well they use chopsticks. It’s best to avoid finger foods. Serve items that can easily be eaten with a fork.

2.  Does it include options? An increasingly large percentage of people have dietary restrictions. Ensure that the fare you provide includes a gluten free and vegetarian option. When scheduling a finalist visit, it is appropriate to ask if the candidate has any special considerations you can keep in mind, including dietary guidelines.

3. Will it avoid distractions? The food should be an enhancement of your meeting, but not the main focus. Select items that don’t require much attention or care. While you should offer some options to accommodate preferences and dietary needs, do not provide so many that choosing is laborious and time consuming. A taco bar might be fun, but will require additional time and attention that will detract from the conversation.

Remember that you are the host and your selections and enjoyment of the meal set the tone for your guest. Whether or not you partake in appetizers or alcohol are cues your candidate will be watching to make their own choices.