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.
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!
Veggie Burger Meal
Cheese and Beans on Toast
Snack Menu/Night Menu:
Cheese & Crackers
Tortilla Chips & Salsa
Pitta & Hummus