Archive for March, 2017

Fast Food Must-Haves

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Few people manage to get through life without having fast food at some point. Like its name suggests, the food is cooked fast and is easy to eat. Whether they originated in the Americas, Europe or Asia no longer matters – fast food has become a global phenomenon. If you have lived under a rock your whole life, then these are the types of fast food that you absolutely need to try.

Sandwich Heaven

Forget two slices of bread with a slice of ham in the middle. Fast food sandwiches have fluffy buns and some juicy patties in the middle, with plenty of additional veggies and condiments. There are plenty of burger restaurants that do submarines (or club sandwiches as they are known sometimes) and burgers in record time; the average wait period in one of these fast food outlets is 10 minutes. There are old fashioned places that serve up plenty of grease and fries along with your sandwich, or you can go to the gourmet places that serve whole wheat buns and the highest quality Kobe beef patties, medium rare.

Wings Don’t Always Fly

Interestingly, these are a staple in most best restaurants at Foresthill, Southland, Doncaster even the ones that feature a more upper scale menu: chicken wings. Whether smothered in barbeque sauce, grilled over charcoal, batter fried, deep fried, marinated or otherwise cooked, chicken wings are all the rage when it comes to fast food. While it usually takes more prep time than the average 10 minutes in a fast food outlets, these places ingeniously pre-cook the wings and simply add the finishing touches (like dipping in hot oil, spritzing BBQ sauce etc.) before serving to the customer. Don’t forget to order beer with it or it won’t feel complete. If it is a non-alcoholic place, try the ginger beer.

Round, Red and Splotchy

Everyone loves them some pizza! Compared to other fast foods, the pizza takes an age – even the quickest ones will take about 20 minutes to serve an in-house customer, while delivery takes well over 30 minutes. But your patience will be rewarded. Pizza only became a fast food after the Americans adapted this Italian dish to suit their shore, and then decided to spread it across the world through numerous pizza chains. Today there are well known international brands that do fast pizza but also plenty of small time, family owned pizzerias run by expatriate Italians or Italian cuisine lovers. Once you have tried these, here are some other fast food items that you should try: French fries, hotdogs and milkshakes. Nothing’s complete without that sugar sweet shake.

First 3 Basic Steps To Consider When Deciding On Planning A Brunch Party

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Brunch is a course of meal that includes food items from both breakfast and lunch menus. Hence, it is appropriately named “brunch”. These meals are usually served in the late mornings or early afternoon. If you want to plan a plan a brunch menu, there are a few food and beverage options that you will first have to consider and plan out. Below are a few tips to how to get started:

Determining the guest list

In planning any event or party, it is important to know how many guests will be dining as this is what will ultimately affect the type of brunch service you decide on. There are different types of brunches such as sit-down ones that are great for small parties while the larger ones will require a buffet style step up. These are usually associated with Sundays as people tend to wake up late thus are ideally called as a weekend brunch central. Once the guest list is determined, you can set the tone and style of the food being served. For example; fresh pancakes whipped up for about 6-8 guests may be feasible while for about 20 might be difficult.

Food preferences and theme

It would be ideal to find out any particular food preferences of the guests. This will help you to customize menu. For example, some guests might be vegetarian or have allergies to certain types of foods and so on. This is especially important for a smaller brunch service as this will have a limited menu and will help avoid food wastage too. Buffet style tends to have a wider selection; however this might not necessarily include the best pizza in town. Next, you will have to think of a theme, although these services usually do not require one, it makes it easier to plan out the choice of menu options. For example; if you are hosting a brunch that is more towards a tea themed service, then you are more likely to serve tea instead of any other beverage such as mimosas and bagels and scones and similar food items.

Catering or cooking

There are two ways in which you can source the food for the brunch. Catering will tend to limit the options of the menu even though it will be less of a hassle however; cooking your own food gives you absolute freedom to decide on the menu options. This will of course depend on a variety of reasons such as budget, guest list and the time you have to get everything ready.

Organizing An Office Party

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Organizing an office party can be an overwhelming task with no shortage of headaches. It does not matter if you have plenty of experience with organizing or if it is the first time you are trying it, it will always be a job with a huge amount of pressure. When done perfectly with attention given to every tiny detail, it can help you gain a good impression among the staff members and your superiors who are sure to appreciate the effort you put in and how well you managed the responsibilities handed to you. In ideal condition, you would like to have all the time in the world and an unlimited budget.

Make it a priority to decide on an excellent location. The ideal location should be easy to access from the work place and should have a fair amount of taxis and cabs to get home even if it is a bit too late at night. Ensuring there is appropriate transportation will ensure that a lot of people will make it. It is also important that you look for places at the beginning even. Good locations tend to get booked quite fast and if you are try to find places too close to the date you might lose out on the good locations and have to stick to a doggy pub in some run down area. Ask you’re superior if alcohol is allowed at the party. If the location you have chosen does not offer a bar you can get a bar for hire.

There are also multiple companies that do cocktail catering and help lift the atmosphere at the party. Talking about drinks, pay close attention to the meals. A good meal is sure to make the party great. Ensure that you try out the sample of every meal and take along someone with you so you can have a second opinion.

It is also recommended that you try and invite a guest speaker to speak at the event. Think hard about the goals and the vision of the company and invite someone who can talk along those lines on a topic that would entice the guests and keep them pre occupied. Lay down all the necessary guidelines and request the speaker to avoid self-promoting himself or the company as this leaves a bad taste among the guests. And lastly ensure that there is plenty of appropriate music to suit the event and atmosphere prevalent. If necessary and if your budget allows it you can get a band to play live and entertain the guests.