While you may have certain questions that you're itching to ask your potential restaurant staff hires, don't forget to ask many of the following questions for a well-rounded look at your candidates.
Why Do You Want to Work Here?
A great line of questioning is why they have chosen this specific restaurant. Is it the type of place they would visit as a customer? They may be a better representation of the company and understand the values you're trying to achieve if that is the case.
If you're planning a large event with lots of guests and you've decided to have it catered, it can certainly help to alleviate some of the stress. On the other hand, when you let the catering company do all the work in food preparation and planning, you may feel a little bit out of the loop. Here are a few ways you can make the most out of your next catered event so that you can relax and have a great time while still maintaining some control.
If you're planning on catering a private party, and want to really impress your vegetarian guests, then think about serving a variety of hors d'oeuvres from around the world. Serving multiple types of different ethnic cuisines as entrees can be chaotic for the caterers, as well as overwhelming for your guests. But serving a variety of finger foods as appetizers is easy and enjoyable. Here are some different ides to discuss with the caterers before you throw your party.
If you're throwing a party, and you are serving BBQ, then make sure to pick the right slaw and bread. There are several different styles of BBQ, and they all have their own particular breads, slaw and sides. Below is a discussion of the proper accompaniments for two popular meat styles: North Carolina or Lexington BBQ (Pulled Pork) and Memphis Style (Ribs.)
Lexington Style BBQ (Pulled Pork)
If you're having a party where Lexington style BBQ pulled pork is being served, then you might like to use red slaw.
It's no secret to anyone who occasionally enjoys a cold one that India Pale Ales (IPAs) are experiencing their moment in the sun. With the explosion in the popularity of craft beers over the past 5 years, the once-humble IPA has proliferated to encompass a dizzying array of options: double hopped, triple hopped, Belgian IPAs, session IPAs and black IPAs to name a few. But before its rise to glory, the IPA has had a nearly 250-year-old history that spanned the globe.