hi, fun shall it be to be a chef[quote=AprilB]"Ok, here is the deal. I am one of three caterers here in town, my competion does ice sculptures and fruit carvings......I am trying to come up with my OWN signature "thing" that I do.....anyone have any ideas? I have got the food part down and the table presentaion as well. I just need a show stopper. We just did an event with another caterer and absolutley stole the show......but, their ice sculpture was what was on the news......need help here......thanks"
OK, you "stole the show" with what? If you "stole the show" why do you care if the ice sculpture was on the news?
I guess the main question would be what do you do best and different? Only you can answer that.
As i understand the question, is that in this town people are visual oriented, and Ice carvings and fruits carvings are something new to them, therefore the whow exitement. Therefore the challange of competition, even though we in the five star hotels for a long time left this type of center pieces as the rich got tired of it.
Today, we work more on fancy plates and just a simple flower in between, action station in a function preparing fresh food (controling food cost).
however food taste and quality is still the key to sucess.
Obviously i agree with April, you have to be more specific to explain, why did you have sucess in the funtion with the other caterer.