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August
Recipes

August
Unity Materials

Café Thompson

Chef Spotlight Materials

Publications

Additional Resources

August 2015

It's August, and pretty soon school will be uppermost on everyone's minds. There’s still time, though, to indulge in a bounty of seasonal fare. Our featured recipes this month – including Watermelon and Mozzarella Skewers, Pork and Peach Stir-Fry and Steamed Pollock With Summer Vegetables – will help keep you in a summertime frame of mind for just a little while longer.

 

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!

Summer Cultural

Catering Menus

The Summer Cultural Catering Menus are available here.

Vegetarian

Indian-Spiced
Lentil Wrap

Here's a tasty entrée that's no flash in the pan. Although quick to prepare, its flavors are certain to linger on your palate.

Mexican Polenta Pie

Meat Protein

Pork And
Peach Stir-Fry

Who doesn't want to reduce cooking time – and heat – in the kitchen during the dog days of August? Here's a delicious dish that requires minimal amounts of both.

InHarvest Grains
and Rice

Quinoa Fruit And Seed "Trail Mix"

Far too many trail mixes are full of ingredients that most wouldn't consider healthy. No need to settle for those when you can make a better version.

Breakfast

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Roll-Ups

Pressed for time in the morning? Just grab one or two of these roll-ups as you dash out the door for work or school.

Afternoon

Watermelon And Mozzarella Skewers

Sweet melon and creamy mozzarella in one appetizer? Infused with honey and spices, it's a savory combination that most will find difficult to pass up.

Steamed Pollock With Summer Vegetables

Mild, flaky pollock + tender, steamed veggies = one fine meal. This entrée is the epitome of a light, yet filling, summertime dish.

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

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