We were always 'lucky' enough to have cooks that hated the staff so we always have bad meals with an occasional shining light.
Memorable ones were
meatcakes- all the scraps pureed and baked on a sheetpan cut into squares. sheetcake-meatcake, BUT they had cheese on them.
Sheetpan omlettes- same as meatcakes but with eggs.
meatloaf stack- all the old meat made into meatloaf and baked in cake pans then layered with mashed potatos. It was about 1 foot high and looked like a disgusting wedding cake.
vegetarian suprise---- there was meat in it,
hardboiled eggs in mayonaise and mustard, like egg salad but DIY chopped eggs.
mancakes-giant pancakes made in a paella pan- 'cause cooking 1 big pancake is a lot easier then many smaller ones.
broccoli-tastes and textures. you can figure that one out yourself.
veneson burgers--the chef killed the deer in his yard that morning and brought it to work. Good stuff.
The daily bread- the baker took all the staff meal ingredients and mixed it into bread dough and made loaves with it, supposedly it had everything you need nutrition wise. That and a glass of water- we were all set for that Saturday night service.
My favorite meals
Small staff pizzas always a favorite
garlic cheesy bread
Any kind of potato skin not fried.
My current job allows us to order an inexpensive menu item for mealtime or purchase an expensive one at cost. My previous job is the one that served the above mentioned meals.
I have to say a bad staff meal will set the tone for the nights service, like an employee with a bad attitude.