Here are the basics of the job. The kitchen is large and industrial, it's quite nice. There is plenty of storage space and everything is clean and will be efficient. The budget is large enough to provide things like shrimp, chicken, steak, etc. There will be assistant chefs working with me. I am in charge of providing the following meals: Lunch and Dinner Monday-Thursday, and a "brunch" on Friday. There are 200 girls in the sorority, but the only night I have to cook for approximately that many is Monday Dinner. The rest of the nights they said to expect about 80 for dinner.
Here are some sample menus from the previous cook so you can see the type of food to be served, as well as the amount of entrees, sides, etc.
Chicken and eggplant parmesan
Baked potato bar
Roasted red potatoes
Peas & carrots
Occasionally fun "ethnic" nights like Burrito Bar, etc.
Lunches I'm supposed to provide a salad and sandwich bar, as well as an "entree" such as a soup, specialty sandwich, pasta, etc.
So my question is this. Given those parameters, does anybody have any ideas for menus? I am going to give the girls a survey about what they like/dislike, but I want to be a) creative as I get the idea that their previous chef was very basic b) address their health needs because apparently they try to make the meals very healthy and c) obviously have meals that can be cooked for that many people.
I'm very excited and want suggestions! Not only just for dinner menus, but also for sandwich/salad bar, the brunch on Friday, etc. This is going to be very challenging but a lot of fun and I'd love input.