June
Spotlight

June
Recipes

June
Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials

Publications

Additional Resources

June 2015

By the time summer officially arrives on June 21, America's farmer's markets will be in full swing. Many have evolved into prime sources of locally sourced meats and seafood and locally grown produce – items that topped the National Restaurant Association's 2015 food, beverages and culinary themes trends list. The association's list was the result of its poll of 1,300 professional chefs, all members of the American Culinary Association.

 

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. Use a suggestion below or be creative and try your own idea! Also, A salad tossed to order is a great way to make any casserole dish into an action station!

Spring Cultural

Catering Menus

The Spring Cultural Catering Menus are available here.

Vegetarian

Fried Green Tomato And Mozzarella Sandwich

Seize this perfect opportunity to enjoy green tomatoes at their seasonal best. You might want to pair the sandwich with a cup of your favorite summertime soup.

Pollo de Tejas

Meat Protein

BBQ Pork Ribs With Chipotle Marmalade

What do you get when you slowly marinate ribs in high-quality, homemade marmalade? An irresistible and savory entrée that literally falls off the bone.

Meat Protein

Grilled Salmon With Peanuts Salad

Light, yet filling, this salad is the perfect summertime meal. Cooked on the grill, it's ideal for busy cooks who are short on time.

InHarvest
Grains and Rice

Southwest Black Bean and Ruby Wild Blend Shaker Salad

Why toss your next salad when you can shake it? Here's a high-fiber, high-protein dish that's guaranteed to be as delicious as it is fun to make.

Breakfast

Baked Pancakes
And Sausages

Give this magnificent recipe with mouthwatering appeal a try. The pancake batter (of your choice) and the link sausages make for a swift and scrumptious meal.

Summer Banana Berry Shake

Sure, you could buy a shake at your favorite fast-food or ice-cream establishment. But nothing beats the ice-cold, fruity treat that you can make at home.

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

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.

 

This is an easy and effective program to implement.

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.

 

Your culinary staff will appreciate the opportunity to showcase their skills as Café Thompson does not use corporate or visiting chefs. This program is executed by on-site chefs and employees. This is one of the key features that differentiates Café Thompson from a Chef Spotlight event or a Chef's Table.

 

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.

 

Questions and uniforms

 

Signage

Menu Templates (Word)

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

Dining Services By Chartwells And Thompson Hospitality

Chef Roenicke

Chef Mendoza

Chef McDonnell

Chef Abud

Chef Andrews

Unity
June 2015

Sustainability 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. Our full-color corporate newsletter provides the latest behind-the-scenes news about Thompson Hospitality.

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.

Thompson Hospitality

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 Templates

(PDF Format)

Evaluation Reports

(Excel Format)

MWBE Suppliers

(Excel Format)

Promotional Table Setup

Instructions (PDF format)

Questions