Action Station Ideas

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by fulltang, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. fulltang

    fulltang

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    Hello Chefs,

    I work at a private boarding highschool and I need to come up with some ideas for action stations. They would be for approx. 60 to 70 students/staff. They would be done during dinner service and would have to be manned by a single chef.

    Some ideas I've had so far are:

    Bananas Foster Station

    Decorate your own cupcakes

    Pasta/Stir fry station (this one would be a bit intensive and pushing the limits of being doable)

    I was hoping I could gather some more ideas from this marvelous community.

    Thank you!
     
  2. petalsandcoco

    petalsandcoco

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  3. shroomgirl

    shroomgirl

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    s'more

    chocolate river

    pho

    pho type salad

    yogurt....top with fresh fruits, dried fruit, nuts, granola

    mashed potato bar

    baked potato bar

    pasta
     
  4. jchenschel

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    Crepe Station..

    I vote for pasta station again, it's cheap and quick, people love it.
     
  5. planethoff

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    Wing Cart with a couple dozen sauce choices (and a create your own wing sauce with basic components?)  Also offer naked/flour dusted/breaded. 

    A light flour dusted wing tossed in fresh General Tso's Sauce over Broccoli with toasted sesame seeds isn't your everyday wing.

    just an idea
     
  6. shroomgirl

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    Salad....use martini shakers to mix/dress, lettuces are displayed in chicken wire which is way cool

    Cereal....fruit (dried and fresh), nuts, different cereals.....again shake and serve

    Vietnamese spring rolls.....

    Banh mi
     
  7. chefcrazy80

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    Pad Thai

    Bruchetta station with grilled chicken, toasted points served over salad/mixed greens

    loaded fries/mashed potatoes

    Mexican Food of all sorts
     
  8. arugula

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    I would go with a pasta bar too or maybe a burger bar.
     
  9. berndy

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    Besides  the baked potato bar you could also offer  a variety of stuffed potato skins. And an Ice Cream bar is always a hit
     
  10. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    How long is dinner service?   I've done fajitas, fish kabob, stir fry, sushi, pasta.  All of it for brunch service stretched over three hours.