Happenings & Ideas from Superior Culinary Center
February 2016
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Superior Culinary Center Featured on Fox 6 Morning News!

The Superior Culinary Center's "Best Game Day Foods" demonstration was featured on the Fox 6 Morning News as Chef Tom Schultz guided a group of young chefs in the preparation of a playoff quality party spread. 

Anyone can sign up for the fun at Superior's free demonstrations

Neapolitan Pizzeria Demo
Feb. 20, 2016
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Cold-Weather Soups and Stews
Feb. 27, 2016
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Flexible Corporate Event PlanningCorporate
Sit from 9 am to noon?
The standard event schedule is a thing of the past. Attendees are no longer willing to sit still and behave like third graders. Attendees want to control their own schedule. Because of flex schedules, at home workers, and independent contractors most people are now accustomed to exercising some say over their daily activity. Plus with the distractions of technology, you won't find that the attendees at your event are willing to sit and listen for long.

No more hour-long sessions.
The standard, classroom information session lasted for 50 minutes. Today, attendees only want to sit and listen for ten minutes - at most. Then, they want to move on. Or interact with speakers and other attendees in a one-on-one format. As the event planner, you have to assume that people will be more receptive when they are able to freely wander from space to space, listening to the speakers that interest them the most.

Wedding Dessert Options Desserts
Offering a candy and dessert bar is a great way to add some color to your wedding or event while ensuring that everyone has an option for the end of the meal. Typically, a candy bar offers a variety of candies displayed in glass jars to showcase the color of the confections. In addition, hosts often add some additional options like gluten-free cakes and sugar free sweets.

Work with your caterer to ensure the candy bar has a sufficient number of alternative dessert options. Use the bar to offer some fun choices like cake pops, push pops, and pie. Some hosts opt to add an ice cream freezer so guests can scoop out some ice cream to eat with cake.

Local Food Sourcing at Your WeddingLocal
In an effort to reduce their environmental impact while supporting local farmers and businesses, many young couples source as much food as possible from local markets. If you want to keep within these personal choices for your wedding, speak to your caterer about using local vendors for your wedding reception.

First, be prepared that using local sources will likely cost more. Not only do caterers typically get a discount on food because they buy in quantity, your caterer will have to spend a significant amount of time sourcing and acquiring enough food for a wedding reception.

Team Building LunchesTeam
In order to create a highly productive workplace, employees need to understand each other's personal and professional challenges. From team conflict to inter-departmental squabbles, an office's working environment can become sour or caustic without some team building exercises. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on day-long retreats, start with something small - lunch.

Work with Superior catering company to create a menu of items that employees can have during a sponsored lunch event. (In Wisconsin, you'll still have to give the employees a break with no restrictions if you plan on requiring them to attend a team-building lunch event.) Because of cultural and culinary diversity, you may have to take individual orders to ensure everyone has a lunch of his or her choosing.

Healthy Dinners for Busy FamiliesHealthy
Many people know that breakfast is an important meal, but you may be surprised to learn the importance of dinner as well, particularly for families. Dinner provides a chance for families to bond and catch up on the day's events, and it allows children to learn about cooking and trying new food.  Research also shows that children who eat dinner with their families more frequently ate more fruits and vegetables and less soda and fries, and also achieved a better report card than children who eat dinner with their families less frequently.

However, many families often have busy schedules, which can make it difficult to find the time to cook healthy meals and eat together. Below are some tips and meal ideas to help your busy family eat a healthy dinner together every night.

Plan ahead: One of the best ways to ensure a healthy meal is to plan it out ahead of time. When people are short on time, exhausted from a long day, or overly hungry, they often reach for food that cooks quickly with little effort. Unfortunately, these quick and easy foods are often frozen convenience foods that are high in sodium, which can increase the risk of high blood pressure.

A good way to plan dinners ahead is to take time during the weekend to write down what meals you think you will eat that week. Meal planning is something that children can help with, and is great way for kids to express their creativity with meal ideas. Encourage children to plan a vegetable with every meal.

Make enough for leftovers: When planning your week of meals, keep in mind recipes that make enough to have leftovers. If you make a large batch of food, you can freeze the leftovers to quickly reheat on another night. Crockpots and slow cookers are a great way to make a large and easily freezable meal. Crockpots can be used to cook soups, stews, chili, and even pasta dishes such as macaroni and cheese.

Superior Culinary Center
4550 S. Brust Ave.
St. Francis Wisconsin  53235

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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