May
Spotlight

May
Chef Table Recipes

May
Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials

Publications

Additional Resources

May 2017

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is the perfect time to delve into what the National Restaurant Association has deemed some of the hottest trends of the year. The association's rankings are based on a survey of 1,298 members of the American Culinary Federation. The No. 2 hot-food trend is street food-inspired dishes, such as tempura. Ethnic-inspired breakfast items, including Asian-flavored syrups, come in at No. 6. And the restaurant association's survey ranks shichimi and other ethnic spices as the 11th-hottest food trend of 2017.

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Marinated Pork Chops

It"s so easy to whip up our Asian-inspired marinade for baked pork chops. You'll be pleased with how quick – and delicious – the entrée turns out.

Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef

Making your own sauce guarantees that these meaty morsels will be tender and full of flavor. Warning: They'll disappear before you know it.

Chicken Acapulco With Creamy
Shrimp Sauce

Vegetarian

Corn-and-Zucchini Frittata

Here's the perfect dish for a great weeknight dinner or a weekend breakfast. It's as much fun to cook as it is
to eat.

Thompson DeLight

Broccoli-and-White Cheddar Quinoa
Mac And Cheese

Once you try our quinoa version, you might not ever go back to the original. Don't knock it till you've tasted it.

Menu items marked as FIT meet certain criteria, which were developed to be consistent with current dietary recommendations.

Spring Cultural
Catering Menus

The Spring Cultural Cuisine catering menus
are available here.

Connect with diners by providing our exclusive reading material at your location. Each month, Our Cultural Calendar and Entry Signs are filled with fresh, engaging information for your customers to enjoy. Add a little excitement by posting our monthly Cookbook Raffle sign at your location.

 

For directors and others making presentations to clients, the PowerPoint slides provide a quick snapshot of our diversity content.

Cultural Calendar

Promotional Materials Standards

Cookbook Raffle Sign

Diversity and Cultural Awareness Sign

Entry Sign

Mobile App

Did You Know?

Cinco de Mayo Sign

PowerPoint Slides

Café Thompson: The brand, usage and guidelines

Café Thompson is new culinary offering that will improve Thompson Hospitality's onsite presence. With the number of product and corporate brands that are featured in our daily operations, it's easy for the Thompson Hospitality brand to get lost. Café Thompson is a marketing tool that will help solve this challenge.

Café Thompson is a live cooking exhibition and is presented as an action station. All recipes come from the Thompson Hospitality recipe library. You can bookmark the Joint Ventures page and find the recipes there, and they are delivered via the monthly e-blast. Use this program at a minimum of once per month, or you can use it biweekly or weekly.

 

Week 1

 

Week 2

 

Week 3

 

Week 4

Café Thompson Marketing

You can find the materials you will need to market this program here. Download the posters and signs that will work best for your operation. Depending on the café station location and space, use a full size poster, an 11" x 17" sign or a regular letter-size sign. Recipes are displayed in a counter-top sign holder or on the poster as seen in the illustration to the left. Display your marketing materials early (when employees first arrive to open and prep) on the day of the event. Also, the chef or employee working the action station must wear a black bib apron branded with the new Café Thompson logo, complemented by a black skull cap.

Signage

Slide

Menu Template (Word)

Apron Info

Celebrating Foods of the World

These documents come in handy when you need to promote an upcoming appearance by one of our chefs at your location.

Chef Spotlight
Posters

Thompson Hospitality
And Compass Group's Partnership Signs

Collaboration Poster for Morrsion JV Accounts
- West Coast

Chef Abud

Chef Andrews

Chef Mendoza

Chef Rivera

Chef Roenicke

Unity

May 2017

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Issue

 

Publications

As part of our joint venture with Compass Group USA, Thompson Hospitality produces a full-color, eight-page publication six times a year. It's perfect reading material for diners to pick up at your location or enjoy via the Web, tablet or smartphone.

Unity Magazine

Unity is a cultural publication from Compass Group and Thompson Hospitality. Approximately 25,000 are distributed in Fortune 500 environments (IBM, Microsoft, Bank of America, Boeing, etc.), K-12 schools systems (Chicago Public Schools), colleges and universities (HBCUs), museums (Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian), and other influential venues in coordination with the official heritage months celebrated throughout the year. Stories are positive, inspiring, and focus on food, art and culture.

Thompson Hospitality Newsletter

Read President and Chairman Warren Thompson's message to all employees. And get up-to-date info on current initiatives, new accounts and much more.

More Tools at Your Disposal

Café and cafeteria managers can make use of our Chef Spotlight Menu Templates (pre-visit) and Evaluation Reports (post-visit). And if you're in need of a vendor, check out our MWBE Suppliers List.

Our Promotional Table Setup document is a visual guide for setting up our marketing materials at client sites.

 

Menu Template

(PDF Format)

Evaluation Reports

(Excel Format)

MWBE Suppliers

(Excel Format)

Promotional Table Setup

Instructions (PDF format)

Questions