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