June
Spotlight

June
Chef Table Recipes

June
Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials

Publication

Additional Resources

June 2016

Local sourcing of produce, meat and seafood is among the top restaurant trends for 2016, according to the National Restaurant Association’s What’s Hot culinary forecast. “Diners want to understand everything – from the way a certain food tastes to how the farmer grew it to how far it traveled to get to the plate,” said Jeff Clark, director of the NRA’s Conserve sustainability program. “Chefs and operators are more engaged in telling their stories and acting in environmentally friendly ways. The industry and its customers are seeking out foods that are not only flavorful, but also minimally impact the environment.”

 

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!

Spring Cultural

Catering Menus

The Spring Cultural Catering Menus are available here.

Filipino Chicken Adobo

You might wonder if something this delicious and succulent can be easy to prepare. Well, there's only one way to find out!

Spring Rolls

Have a taste for authentic Thai food? Here's an easy-to-craft recipe that will help you satisfy your craving in no time.

Arrachera Asada
– Mexican Grilled

Skirt Steak

Vegetarian

Tandoori Grilled Tofu

Tandoori-inspired spice rub and smokiness from the grill flavor these tofu strips. A creamy yogurt sauce provides just the right amount of tartness.

Thompson DeLight

Lite Lobster Mac
And Cheese

Don't worry: Our version of lobster mac-and-cheese is just as savory as the traditional dish. You'll love every bite of this rich, creamy seafood favorite.

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

Promotional Materials Standards

Diversity and Cultural Awareness 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.

 

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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

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 Abud

Chef Andrews

Chef Mendoza

Chef Rivera

Chef Roenicke

Unity

June 2016

Sustainability 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