Staff at Axa received a shock when contestants taking part in hit BBC show The Apprentice gatecrashed their London offices to sell them lunch.
The visit, which was filmed last October and will be screened next week, took place at the insurer's Old Broad Street offices.
As part of their task, male and female teams had to pitch their salad and sandwich ideas to staff for the right to provide lunch for the whole team.
"It was a little bit manic," a spokesperson says. "The girls had to provide lunch for our meeting rooms and sold to staff at their desks too.
"They were bringing round wraps, salads, sandwiches. It was complete mayhem to be honest."
However, as was in evidence in last week's opening episode of the series, this year's contestants all look a sandwich short of a picnic.
"We sort of expected them to come in, provide lunch, and then move on to the next office," the spokesperson adds. "But they were all over the shop."
"People were complaining they had bought a chicken wrap with no chicken, and another sandwich had a hair in it."
The Apprentice is a televised 12-week competition setting candidates a series of gruelling tasks for the right to be hired by Sir Alan Sugar as his apprentice, a six-figure salary post.
The Axa episode will be screened on BBC One on Wednesday 1 April.IFAonline
EIS and Seed EIS sectors
'Truly making a difference'
Avoidance, evasion and non-compliance
From 6 April 2019