Posts Tagged "menu development"

What Would I Serve at Dinner?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Culinary Techniques, Food, Menu Development | 0 comments

If you read my newsletter the The Rubber Band Door Knob, you know I went through a all juice detox. Three days, all juice to cleanse the body and the mind. I couldn’t put all of my thoughts down in the newsletter but I wanted to share my approach to healthier cooking at home. The concept is to look at the development of a menu where the ingredients are not just randomly selected nor the techniques used a whimsy. The process of electing items takes time and can be hazardous. No you are not going to loose life or limb writing a menu but there are preverbal cliffs and treacherous turns in...

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Farm to Table Menus

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Consulting, Food, Menu Development, News | 0 comments

Here is a great article form the CIA discussing how to incorporate the Farm to Table movement in your establishments. You can start small and work this into your daily menus. It take time and if you need help look to the resources around you for support.   http://www2.ciachef.edu/htmlemail/CEnewsletter2012_ProChef/pdfs/FarmTableMenu_20.pdf

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Chefs, consumers embrace seafood charcuterie

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Culinary Techniques, Food, Menu Development, News | 0 comments

Just another way American Chef’s are pushing themselves to master traditional techniques with American ingredients and creative spirit. It is these kinds of trends that get me excited about the possibilties of modern cuisine. It is about great ingredients and applying the right technique to make a great dish. Molecular manipulation is dead in most circles. A great pate and real bread what can go wrong with that.  What do you think? Chefs, consumers embrace seafood charcuterie | Nation’s Restaurant...

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“Customization” a Food Trend I Can Live With

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Consulting, Menu Development, News | 0 comments

“Customization” a Food Trend I Can Live With

I tend to agree with a few of these trends. I especially believe in the customization trend. I started my business partly because I was tired of seeing the same items menus across the city. Chicken Ceasar especially. Why? I wanted to help culinary teams fine their “inner groove”. The top five food trends according to a culinarian | QSRweb.com. Every kitchen has a soul. It is a collaboration of many factors and each should have a unique identity. Just because some else has it on the menu does it mean you have to. I have termed this the “vanilla” factor. Kitchens as well...

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How do people really see your menus?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in Consulting, Menu Development | 1 comment

How do people really see your menus?

Menu writing is very important in todays market place. Have you every really thought about how they see the words on the menu. Words are a power medium. The wrong words used out of context can be devistating and bad for business. Everyone sees and interprets the words in a book diferently. Some guests who are detailed orientated my see a spelling mistake and become annoyed, they don’t see the great combination of flavors on the menu. They start looking for more mistakes. Are they focused on choosing dinner or commenting on your bad english. Sequencing of words is also overlooked...

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