Whether it’s a hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning or meatloaf and mashed potatoes, everyone has a favorite comfort food. Grilled cheese sandwiches and macaroni & cheese often top the list of beloved comfort foods, although when dining out, customers don’t want to see something on your menu that they could make at home!
You should also explore integrating ethnic culinary traditions into these American staples: Try a Mexican queso blanco in your mac & cheese, or use Indian naan bread for your grilled cheese. Maines stocks a variety of high-quality cheeses and breads with homemade appeal. Let me go into more detail. Maines stocks outstanding bread lines in Bakery De France and Euro Bake; both lines will give you more variety than you will need or can imagine. Some of the breads that will be available to you include, but are not limited to, baguettes, batards, sourdough, ciabatta, multi-grains, breads made with fruit (apple or raisin), potato – you get it!
Teach your servers how to sell: They need to know how to describe it with mouth-watering accuracy.
Sampling: When the server comes to the table to present menus, possibly drop a 1 oz. sample of mac & cheese or a slice of your grilled cheese.
Don’t forget eye appeal! Serve grilled cheese on a wooden cutting board or mac’ n’ cheese in a skillet or nice ramekin. Remember, January is a time for change, especially when it comes to your menu. Now would be a good time to add gourmet versions of grilled cheese and mac & cheese to your menu!