I've been working on a little project for the exec. of our company, designing and costing some specials and seasonal entrees for an upcoming wine dinner. I was just curious if anyone had a favorite Italian entree or dessert that is feasible in a high volume environment (and keeps food cost relatively low)
Pet project, need some advice on American style Italian recipes.
Baked Pasta dishes - individual servings prepared in advance, heat through till cheese topping is bubbly and serve. Will need suitable dish.
'Home-Style' spaghetti and meat sauce, soften noodles and have a hot-pot of sauce ready. Will need pasta pot and inserts.
Lasagna - bake in hotel pans - re-therm and hold in steam table. Veggie are cheap, 4 cheese a bit more and multi-meat / mushroom are most expensive.
Chicken Parm Light - pre-cooked chx breast, to order top with marinara, cheese and bread crumbs. Heat through and serve on pasta with more marinara.
... just a few ideas, hope it helps or stirs the creative thoughts. Many more ideas out there but i'm beat after a Friday service... having a scotch and going to bed....