Quick N Easy Corporate Food Demo

Oh man, do I have a new respect for chefs and caterers. Sure I’ve been cooking for a while, but in this past week I’ve spent many hours making food for some corporate food demonstrations. Making food, multiple days in a row, for more than a family size portion, gets tiring! BUT, it has been fabulous. The goal of this class/demo is to show busy office types that it can be easy AND tasty (yes, tasty) to make healthy food. The dishes are also very affordable.

Quick, easy, and very tasty! Marinated veggies have many uses.

The marinated veggie salad is one of my favorites. And it is SO easy to do.

This salad is excellent on its own, as a side dish or quick snack. It can also be added to a regular salad, a wrap, or added to cooked rice (or another whole grain).

Some of the veggies

  • 2 bell peppers (red, orange and yellow are more mild – see if you can find a purple one!)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • half a bunch asparagus (skinny only – thick is not as good raw)
  • 1-2 cups string beans
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Ume Vinegar (found in the Asian food section at Whole Foods and some specialty stores
  • apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s is the best)
  • balsamic vinegar

Marinade mixings

Wash all of the veggies and chop them into bite size pieces (or smaller if you prefer). The tomatoes do not need to be chopped. The dressing is done to taste. The demo here has approximately 1/8 cup of each vinegar and ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil.

The response to the class has been fantastic so far. There were lots of other great ideas on ways to tweak the recipe and re-use the salad. And best of all, many of the people said they wanted to go home and try it!

Here I am, rocking my awesome new apron, at one of the classes.

Can you tell I love my new apron?

Want a food demo in your office? Let me know! The class takes about 30-45 (and includes samples – of course).




2 Responses to “Quick N Easy Corporate Food Demo”

  1. Gloria says:

    I was one of the lucky recipients of your demo this week. Thanks for the great ideas and tips!

    • Rachel says:

      You are most welcome! I’m glad you were able to make the time to come in. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

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