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post #1 of 25
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I was wondering if anyone could suggest some items that I could make for a group of Fraternity boys. I will be there breakfast/lunch chef and I am stuck on what to make them for breakfast. I have a few ideas, but not enough!
post #2 of 25
Have you accepted a position at a fraternity house as a cook? Or, is this a summer position as a private chef at a vacation house? And how many will you be cooking for?
post #3 of 25
Pizza omelettes:

- Italian ground sausage / pepperoni
- mozzarella cheese
- oregano
- marinara sauce
- of course, eggs.
post #4 of 25
How about a keg?
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post #5 of 25
budget, head count, what kind of timing, what's been popular in the past, which college, is it a bunch of atheletes......7 days a week or less?
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post #6 of 25
Cold pizza and beer are basic food groups at frat houses.
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post #7 of 25
I worked for a company that did frats and sororities. I worked in a sorority. ;) The guys at the frat houses would always come over and get food from me when they ran out of money.
post #8 of 25
From what I've heard, college-age boys are as crazy as college-age girls when it comes to what they will or won't eat. (Lots of anorectics there, too. :cry: ) So Shroom's advice is really good.

Obviously, you'll always want to provide bulk cold cereal (including granola) and hot oatmeal (and/or other hot cereal), bought bread/toast (whole-grain if you can get them to not want Wonder Bread), basic egg dishes, breakfast meats and meat substitutes, dairy products including yogurt and cottage cheese, fruit, fruit, FRUIT. And always peanut butter. You might offer a special breakfast carb each day -- pancakes can be done a zillion ways, especially a basic batter with different fruits cooked in; waffles if you have enough time since they are slooooooooow to make; there are lots of variations of biscuits, ethnic breads, sweet or savory yeast breads, quick breads. Fancy egg dishes, as others have mentioned -- filled omelets are a good way to get them eating vegetables; frittatas; stratas and bread puddings.
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post #9 of 25
what cures a hangover?
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post #10 of 25
A keg will work great, as scotty said. and hot dogs
post #11 of 25
Toasted English muffins with apricot jam and a freshly-roasted pig. They love calories, especially in fat form. Put a whole pork loin in an English muffin and have them do lotto for who gets it
post #12 of 25
Siduri, you got a hangover?
post #13 of 25

How about...

...a baked french toast cassarole...slices of bread arranged in a baking dish, then you pour over a mixture of beaten eggs, maple syrup, some cream, and let it soak overnight...pop in the oven in the morning to bake, and you have french toast for an army, or frat house...you can google for more exact amounts of each...serve it up with fresh fruit and coffee/juice/beverage of choice...:beer:

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post #14 of 25
Hey add fresh strawberries to that
post #15 of 25
Sorry in advance, but this is too easy! ;)

Bloody Marys
Screw Drivers
Beer (it is made of cereal after all)

And then what all shroomgirl asked! ;)
Why not do a week of menus then the first week ask the guys what they like to eat?
post #16 of 25
Beer is a grain product. Very healthy, get your 6-pack of grain a day. Sounds good to me. By the way, I have 6-pack abs.
post #17 of 25
No oregonyeti, but i imagine frat boys haven't got much else.
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #18 of 25
Breakfast that can be grabbed and eaten on the run, as well as sitting and eating food. Depending on class schedules, some earlier morning classes may be a roll out of bed, use the restroom, find your books and run days.....note that I'm assuming wearring the same clothing will not detour some guys and that shoes may or may not still be on their feet in the morning. (mother of 3 sons 25, 20,18).

Whole fruit bowl.....like bananas, and when they darken use them for cake/muffins....ditto apples.

Protein bars.....come up with a recipe that fits the budget and crank out sheet pans full of them. Bet Cornell has some decent recipes.

Breakfast burritos.....

Save waffles for dinner on the weekends or 3pm breakfast.....assuming you're not working 3am Sun morning. :)

Several years ago we had a cook from a sorority house post alot....what was her "name"? Anyway seems like she had a salad bar for lunch and worked pretty much solo. The archives should be rich with her posts.
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post #19 of 25
I just did a breakfast faor 120 art teachers and the staff at the art school that I cook for when school is in session. I did stratas which went over well, a baked french toast layered with cream cheese and blueberries, baskets of muffins, bagels and croissants, fruit with a honey, lime yogurt sauce on the side (that sauce came from a member here...Thanks! it was a hit), but the dish that I would suggest to you is a chili egg puff. It sounds kind of "girly", but you could change the name. It's egg, green chilis, flour baking powder, etc, baked and served with salsa, sour cream, guacamole. I'll get the recipe and post it if you're interested.

Stratas are simple and fast. A hotel pan uses up any day old bread you have and can have any number of veggies, meats and cheeses in it.

What about enchiladas? I'm eating a chicken one for breakfast right now- that's probably why I'm thinkin of it? Chicken would be good, but an egg filling wrapped in a corn tortilla would be good too. How about making a pan of eggs and all the accompaniments and letting them make their own? I think if you kept the corn tortillas moist and warm, it would work. Burritos would be easier for them to eat on the run. What about that Latin egg dish, vigas, rigas, something like that??
post #20 of 25
Oh yes. Home fries or those hash brown preformed things. My kids love those. And don't forget catsup.

Edited to add the following: What are your ideas so far? I'm interested to see some new ideas myself!
post #21 of 25
The answer is......More Beer :D
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post #22 of 25
Hair of the dog--what was that movie Jack Nicholson starred in, a lonely Rockies resort in the winter? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Oh The Shining
post #23 of 25
One of the best unexpected breakfast treats I have had--

Had an early morning call at Sunriver--furnace was not working.

It was a few degrees below 0 Fahrenheit.

The furnace was in the garage and the thermostat was inside. Went inside and I could smell the pan-fried potatoes. "Dang, I missed breakfast" just kidding.

The wife there said the kids didn't care for that breakfast. Went back out to the garage to see what was up with the furnace. After about 10 minutes, the husband brought out a bowl of sizzling hot pan-fried potatoes. YUM one breakfast I will remember. I hadn't had any breakfast.

Well anyway, the furnace's circuit board was bad and had to replace it.

Andy
post #24 of 25
I've never lived in or been in a fraternity house, but many years ago I did cooked breakfasts at a Residence Inn, then worked in a B&B as a breakfast cook.

I'd suggest a daily breakfast buffet--one section with breads, muffins, sweet rolls, a large bowl of fresh cut fruit, cold cereal bar, hot cereal bar--oatmeal with toppings, a chafer for eggs, either scrambled, quiche or a strata, biscuits and gravy, bacon or sausage rotated, somedays pancakes in a chafer. What about getting some waffle machines like the hotels use, you make the batter, portion it, and let them make their own waffles.

For to-go breakfasts on the run, you could make some breakfast burritos, egg mcmuffins, and some fresh fruit.
post #25 of 25
Not sure what kind of a kitchen you are working with here, but here are my thoughts:

Breakfast: Need to have a couple of varieties. Fast and no-so-fast. Your idea about cereals, even cereal bars, etc would work for those that have to run to class. Then (for those that dont have a class until noon) eggs to order, if at all possible. Bacon, sausage, toast, etc. I think that they would love it.

Lunch: Again, something that they can pack away into a backpack. Sanwhiches, wrapps, cups of fruit. Then maybe grilled items: burgers, dogs, and a changing daily variety...something baked (pastas are always welcomed).

Dinner: anything goes here. Try going to the school's cafeteria to get ideas (or get their menus). This will give you ideas for what kids will eat. I am sure that the company that runs the cafeteria kitchen has done some research on the subject...take advatage of it. Just make sure that it tastes better than the cafeteria
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