I am sitting here writing a box lunch menu and shaking my head at the price. I know this is a four-star property, but how much does a sandwich, potato salad, chips and brownie cost, for goodness sakes? At this particular property, $32. And don’t think for a second that includes a drink, because it doesn’t. Recently, […]
From 1994 to 2005, Walter Scheib prepared meals for the Clinton and Bush families as well as foreign dignitaries such as Tony Blair and Nelson Mandela. Currently, he owns American Chef Event Services and is a culinary partner of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in Hershey, Penn.
Eat Naturally, a new catering program focused on delivering menu items that are fresh, local, organic and sustainable, is available at select Hilton and Doubletree hotels in Southern California.
Folks, there is such a thing as too much garlic. I know, hard to believe for you garlic lovers out there, but it is true in a banqueting situation.
This morsel is not going to be about how food is presented. Instead, it’s about my dissatisfaction with how hotels are presenting their menus to us, the customers.
While working last month in Paris, a client treated one of my bosses and me to a dinner for two at La Table de Joël Robuchon.
This month we are going to look at garnishing … or should I say the lack thereof? For whatever reason the culinary industry has gotten away from putting a garnish on the entrée plate. In the olden days (as I date myself) we used the tomato rose, the carrot butterfly, the radish rose, yadda yadda […]
Road warriors of the future may be a lot healthier, thanks to hotels giving trans fats the boot.
PYM’s resident F&B expert shares her wish list for 2007.
Tips on creating menus for vegans from F&B expert Claire Gould.
Allow me to make this as plain as day: Set up the buffet as you would put food on your plate. In other words, use common sense.
I lecture and write about trends a lot, and planners always want to know: “What is in?” I can’t stress enough how important it is not to pay too much attention to food trends. They are subjective. For example, many people think mashed potato martini bars are hot. I think they had their moment four […]
When doing a buffet meal, here are some suggestions to enhance guest experience: If seating is for everyone, instruct banquets to set the tables completely instead of placing silverware in a napkin roll on the buffet. The room looks much nicer. Ask that banquets pre-set or serve the beverages instead of having drinks on the […]