Food to power your team
We all know how important good food is, but meals for staff in the hospitality industry continues to be a real sticking point. There are positive developments here and there, but in general the staff meal is still the neglected child of the restaurant kitchen. Mostly likely because of (a lack of) time and money. When putting up a meal for your staff doesn’t cost you a lot of time and money, there’s no reason not to give them a decent dish. A healthy meal in less than 15 minutes, for less than €3 per person? Really? Absolutely! We have created a series of well-thought-out dishes that can be made by any chef. Simple, tasty, inexpensive, varied and healthy: great food to power your hard workers!
Eating a good variety of food is healthy and, let’s face it, eating the same thing too often just gets boring. By making a plan for an entire week or perhaps even a month, you will find that you have some flexibility with the cost of your meals. So it doesn’t matter if you use a more expensive main ingredient on the odd occasion, for example if you make a cheap vegetable curry the next day. But whatever you do, don’t make the meals too heavy: you want to avoid the ‘after-dinner dip’! A well-balanced dish is a great source of energy and is really appreciated by your team. For your colleagues, this is the most important meal you cook!
Checklist for your menu plan
To make things a bit easier for you, we have compiled a checklist for a good meal and a good menu plan. A good menu plan:
- contains recognisable dishes, possibly with a twist
- contains varied dishes and ingredients
- takes no more than 15 minutes per day to prepare (not including cooking time)
- costs less than €3 per person per meal
- features vegetarian dishes for half the week (sustainable and economic)
- contains dishes without raw garlic and raw onion • contains no fried main ingredients
- has one (sustainable) fish dish a week