Employee pot lucks are a great idea, especially when people are able to take the time to prepare something from scratch. I've often heard that pot lucks have a bad rap because the food tends to be highly processed and unhealthy. That doesn't have to be the case at all if people make a conscious effort to make cooking and food a focal point, rather than an inconvenience and formality. Having a 5 mo+ old baby now, I can say with certainty that being sick is inconvenient. Cooking for my family so we can feel energized and get things done and not be sick, is not.
 
What is your opinion and experience with work potlucks?