NEW MENU DISCUSSION

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NEW MENU DISCUSSION

Postby Nevadanteater » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:42 pm

The Kitchen Managers met a few weeks ago to discuss how to change the menu. This is what we've come up with. If anyone has any ideas, suggestions or anything, please let us know.

Current Menu –

Burrito: A staple. Keep.
Mexican Burger: Costly. Kill.
Veg Burger: Cheap & Easy, maybe Jane doesn’t like it due to the competition? Keep
Falafel Burgers: New falafel is good, could be better. Look for new supplier.
Salads: Keep.

Specials: Use whenever possible. Create recipe book for easy preparation.

Value Menu: Keep everything except sandwiches. Remove for the time being.

Drinks: Remove smoothies (have as occasional special?). Remove English breakfast, raspberry & fennel. Find new fruit, ginger and mate teas. Look for cafeteria pump coffee – keeps coffee good and fresh. Says Ryan, ‘much easier, better and cheaper than big machine.’ Keep juices the same.

Cakes: Keep, re-cost, maybe up prices. We make no money from this stuff. Find new supplier? Gareth wants muffins.

Breakfast: Keep museli (we could feed an army w/ our current supply), maybe add yoghurt – if we can serve this.

Actions: Look for new falafel supplier. Start listing specials recipes. Kill sandwiches. Look for new teas from green city. Research cafeteria pump. Look for muffins! Look for yoghurt. Re-cost everything.

NEW MENU STUFF –

Baked potatoes – We have all the toppings, can undercut everyone, will be great. Just need to figure out how to implement this.

Toast bar – Gareth’s baby. Have toaster and spreads (butter, jams, -mites) in the café. We provide the bread. Implementation could be a problem, but it will be cool.

Value Menu – expand. include olive bowl, toasted pitta & hummus. MORE!

Nachos – Everyone loves but Mat. Costing needs worked out.

Quiche – Would be easy and quick to serve. No oven = no quiche. Make at home and bring? Serve as special?

Soda Floats – Easy and good. Need to decide on icecream source.

Night Menu – Stop regular menu at 8:00pm and begin serving only simple stuff. Toast bar, cakes, nut bowls, chips & salsa, olive bowl, cheese & crackers, pitta & hummus, etc. etc.

Action: Research Research Research: Potatoes, implementation of toast bar, look for more value & night menu stuff. Cost nachos. Cook quiche at home to test. Look up ice cream suppliers. Cost everything!

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Tentative Menu:

Main Meals:
Burrito Meal
Veggie Burger Meal
Falafel Meal
Salad Plate
Nachos

Value Meals:
Cheese and Beans on Toast
Falafel Burger
Veggie Burger

Snack Menu/Night Menu:
Olive Bowl
Nut Bowl
Cheese & Crackers
Tortilla Chips & Salsa
Pitta & Hummus
Muesli
Yoghurt

TOAST BAR

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Postby Nevadanteater » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:53 pm

i think this is all well and good, but the initial reason for changing the menu was to make everything easier for everyone working in the kitchen.

i can't see how this will change much. the prep remains mostly the same (guac, salsa, cheese, salads, burritos). roast veg is the only thing we get rid of (but if we get potatoes we'll probably have to do that too, yes?).

lately though the kitchen has been running really well...maybe there aren't many problems?
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Postby beev » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:12 pm

Yes major changes are perhaps not necessary. The range of choice is currently good. In light of current situation, perhaps should stick to changes that increase value for money for the forest.

Overall price increases would mean either more cash coming in or less demand therefore less work for KMs & vollies. Also more incentive for people to volunteer and get a discount!

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Postby beev » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:16 pm

Btw, more nut bowls will mean less beev action in the forest. But I try to avoid touching things as it is, so probably wouldn't make that much difference.

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Postby Magda » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:32 pm

Make those lovely lovely roasted nuts you made for a volunteer meeting once!

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Postby dan » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:08 am

hey pump cafeteria coffee - this isn't just americana drip coffee is it? if it is this is no good. it's the dirty brown of the coffee world, compared to the white pony of espresso...

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Postby Nevadanteater » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:07 am

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