February
Spotlight

February
Chef Table Recipes

February
Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials

Publication

Additional Resources

February 2016

When it comes to food, there's a celebratory air to February that is the perfect antidote to winter doldrums. Culinary highlights include dishes associated with the rich history of African-Americans, Super Bowl fare, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras. All provide tempting opportunities to savor a plethora of dishes.

 

Chef Spotlight Suggestions

To add excitement to any Chef Spotlight recipe when you offer it at a Chef Table, turn it into an action recipe. Most recipes can de deconstructed and assembled in front of the guest, or add a creative side that can be cooked to order. A salad tossed to order is a great way to make any casserole dish into an action station!

Winter
Catering Menus

The Winter Cultural Cuisine catering menus are available here.

Squash And Corn Chile Rellenos With Smokey Tomato Sauce

Braised Short Ribs

A key step in making these ribs is browning the meat. That, plus a few hours of cooking, produces an irresistible entrée.

Vegetarian

Sweet Potato
And Caramelized
Onion Quiche

One meal, two savory main ingredients. It's a concoction so full of flavor that you won't miss the meat.

Meat Protein

Shrimp Creole

This Gulf Coast favorite will put you in a bayou frame of mind. Be sure to serve it with rice, its traditional companion.

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

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

Cookbook Raffle Sign

Entry Sign

Guess Who

Chinese New Year Sign

Promotional Materials Standards

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.

 

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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 Templates (Word)

Apron Info

Celebrating Foods of the World

Chef Spotlight
Posters

Thompson Hospitality
And Compass Group's Partnership Signs

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

Collaboration Poster for Morrsion JV Accounts
- West Coast

Chef Roenicke

Chef Mendoza

Chef McDonnell

Chef Abud

Chef Andrews

February 2016

African-American History Month Issue

Publication

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.

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