Interesting Presentations

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by shroomgirl, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. shroomgirl

    shroomgirl

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    Last weekend I was cooking for some friends at a local farm which had some amazing large wooden bowls....including trenchers.  24x6" shallow platters.....the corny polenta with morels looked great!

    Fresh hot potato chips served in paper cones, passed in a lucite holder or placed in wheat grass.

    Last Sept. I used sunflower shoots (growing in a flat) as a base for baby vegetables skewered....for a James Beard presentation.

    What are you doing that's novel & interesting?
     
  2. kyheirloomer

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    re paper cones. Have you seen the bamboo ones? A little more expensive, but better looking, IMO.

    An interesting approach, for some foods, is to use randomly shaped pieces of slate as platters. I've even seen that approach used for serving dishes.
     
  3. shroomgirl

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    and cooking on stones....
    I've seen the bamboo cones, they are are really cool.
     
  4. kyheirloomer

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    I like the cooking on stones approach for small groups, like a sit-down dinner for six or eight, primarily because it's so dramatic. But I'm always concerned about the safety angle.
     
  5. chefd65

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    40+ years cooking around. I have been doing mostly catering and management for the last 20 years.
    I found the bamboo cones on the internet- but can't locate a source.. any ideas?
     
  6. kyheirloomer

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    Here's one place: http://www.sweetflavorfl.com/all natural mini dishes.html  Scroll way down, the cones are just about on the bottom.

    While you're there, be sure and navigate around the site. They have lots of choices in both disposable, plastic, and china service; particularly for mini-sizes.
     
  7. kyheirloomer

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    You might, Chefd65, do a search under "bamboo cone cup sources." Lot's of hits doing that.

    Granted, many of them are unsuitable. But mixed in are places you're looking for.
     
  8. chefd65

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    40+ years cooking around. I have been doing mostly catering and management for the last 20 years.
    Thank you KYHeirloomer!
    I have bought disposables there before but had lost the information.  I was able to spend a bundle on fun stuff!
     
  9. kyheirloomer

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    I was able to spend a bundle on fun stuff!

    Easy to do at that site: I need some of those, and a case of them, and a couple hundred of dem over der. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif