May
Spotlight

May Recipes

May Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials

Publications

Additional Resources

May 2014

As we celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month, there's no better evidence of the Asian food craze's explosive growth in the U.S. than the Luckyrice New York Festival. Set to begin on May 2, the fifth-annual annual event includes everything from street food to fine dining. In 2014, the festival travels to Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, providing large-scale tastings, festive dinners and gastronomic gatherings.

 

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 now available here.

Vegetarian

Kung Pao Tofu

Usually made with chicken, this variation on kung pao gets a wholesome twist from its main ingredient, tofu. A vegetable medley only adds to the entrée's appeal.

Cumin-Broiled
Pork Chops

Meat Protein

Pork, Apple And Noodle Miso Soup

Tart Granny Smiths and mild miso lightly sweeten this quick and easy noodle-and-soup recipe. Although the ingredients are minimal, this dish bears an abundance of flavor.

Meat Protein

Ginger-Grilled Chicken Breast

Sweet, salty and aromatic flavors converge in a simple, but sophisticated, Asian-inspired poultry dish. Fresh ginger provides a kick, but the sesame and honey help to mellow it out.

InHarvest
Grains and Rice

Fajita Chicken And Caviar Medley Tacos

Fajita, which means "little belt" in Spanish, traditionally consists of skirt steak. These days, chicken is now often used as the main ingredient in this staple of Tex-Mex cuisine.

Brown Rice
Breakfast Pudding

Diners will appreciate this tasty spin on the morning meal. Sweetened with real maple syrup, this pudding is also a great source of fiber and calcium.

Afternoon

Bite-Sized
Tostada Snacks

Here's a much more appealing alternative to the typical afternoon snack. This one is certain to be popular, so make sure you have plenty of ingredients on hand.

Connect with diners by providing our exclusive reading material at your location. Each month, Our Cultural Calendar, Trivia Questions 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

Trivia Questions
and Answers

Cookbook Raffle Signs

 

Entry Sign

 

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.

 

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

 

20 x 30 Poster

Letter-size Sign

Editable letter-size
Sign for date
and Chef

11 x 17 Sign

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 
May 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 Reprorts

(Excel Format)

MWBE Suppliers

(Excel Format)

Promotional Table Setup

Instructions (PDF format)

Questions