working with food vendors to get a great price

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working with food vendors to get a great price

Having worked as the head cook at our favorite campground for the last ten years, I have experienced several issues with food suppliers. As a non-profit organization, we work to provide our campers a great selection of food without the costs increasing and making it difficult for the campers to spend their summers with us. I have learned a lot about picking and choosing the food vendors that we work with and have put together a website to help others working with vendors get the best possible prices on high-quality foods. Hopefully, my experience can help others maintain a good budget while preparing wonderful meals.

Are You In Charge Of The Food For Your Next Business Meeting?

Are you the head of your department at work? Perhaps you are the owner of your own business, or it might be that you are an assistant to the president of the company. Whatever your position, if you are in charge of the food for your next business meeting, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a unique and satisfying meal either for the breakfast that will start your day or the meal that you will serve for your lunch break. 

A Breakfast To Start The Day: Keep in mind that there might be people who attend your business meeting who will not have eaten breakfast, while there will more than likely be others who will have had a full course meal before they left home. With that in mind, consider serving a variety of breakfast items. For example, order breakfast tacos with fillings like eggs and potatoes or beans and cheese in them. Another idea is to have assorted commercially wrapped muffins that can even be taken by those who would like a snack later in the day. Think of setting out assorted individual yogurt cups and whole fruits like apples, oranges, and bananas. Think of offering different juices along with hot coffee and hot chocolate. 

A Meal For Your Lunch Break: By lunchtime, even those who had a big breakfast will more than likely be hungry and ready for a good meal. Consider serving different artisan breads, cheeses, and cold cuts, including some that may be new to those who attend the meeting. For example, have you ever tasted Dominican salami? If so, you more than likely have already served this delicious meat. If not, consider asking your butcher to give you a sample of Dominican salami. After you taste it, you will probably want to include it in your menu for your lunch break. Dominican salami has a unique flavor and is delicious served with things like Havarti, Swiss, and sharp cheddar cheeses. And don't forget to have some condiments like mustard, honey mustard, and other spreads to serve with the Dominican salami and other meats that are part of the lunch meal. Of course, many people will probably want to end their lunch with something sweet. Consider serving assorted cookies and brownies so that those who attend your meeting can serve themselves. For the beverage, think of offering individual bottled water and assorted chilled sodas.