Thanks all for the responses. Some quite good ideas here!
My list with breakfast options is growing.
This group is from a university in Finland. I'm actually not sure what they are coming to do.
They are asking for an affordable set menu, and so far I've given them a number of options with the costs.
We basically specialise is fishing trips (tigerfish)and game viewing by boat.
The local food here is not very exciting, it is mealiepap with relish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the people with a slightly higher budget it is very (old-fashioned) English. Full English breakfast, baked beans on toast (arrgg), soft white bread without crusts and jam etc.
I am using the local food for dinner and lunch options. It's a bit heavy for breakfast.
Local vegetables are also not very exciting: cabbage, tomatoes, rape, green peppers, baby egg plants, okrs and that's about it. I'm incorporating them fully where possible. The supply is a bit unreliable though.
Local fruits are paw paw and bananas and if we are lucky some pineapple. The mangoes and litchis won't be in season yet
It's just too hot where we are to have a wide variety grown near by, so most comes from other parts of the country where it is cooler (everything is relative) or is imported from Zimbabwe and South Africa. Basically we can get almost everything, but it has a price tag attached. Zambia isn't cheap.
I'll be having 2 cooks and myself availabe and more people for prep if necessary. The other 2 cooks will keep on running the restaurant.
We'll be able to use a big bbq (about 1 by 2 mtr), gas stand with 2 cooker plates (hope that that is understandable English) and maybe another one of those.
We can use part of the kitchen in the quieter period, esp the ovens. We got 2 ovens, just the normal household ones, nice to keep things warm, but not really suitable to bake fresh bread every day (for 80 people).
We are going to have to do a lot of work ahead.
I like that bisquick egg idea and am going to try that out. Maybe in a muffin pan, so we got easy portions. Muffins are on the trial list as well.
So are mini pizza's and/or foccacia
My list has now grown to:
- toasted sandwiches
- hungarian sausage rolls
- boerewors rolls
- english breakfast (but with scrambled eggs instead of fried)
- scrambled eggs on toast
- toast and jam
- baked beans on toast
- quiches (served room temperature)
- pasta salad (more a lunch option)
- other salads (also more a lunch option)
- wraps (flat bread and everyone can fill to their liking with minced beef, shredded cheese, sliced onion, tomato, cucumber, hummus)
- burrito (pretty similar, but with beans & salsa)
- spanish tortilla or potatoes anna (had to look that one up)
- bisquick egg pie
- cereals, milk & fruit salad
- mini pizza
- mini bakes or pies
- french toast casserole (french toast strata) http://www.mommyskitchen.net/2010/02/overnight-french-toast-casserole.html
- egg & spinach casserole
- hard boiled eggs and ????
I think I've answered most peoples questions above, there are just a couple remaining.
Thanks for all your help, and sorry for the long post
We do make our own lasagne sheets and lasagna is on the list with dinner options. Any idea on using them for breakfast?
I've been using the internet quite a bit but most options for big groups focus on dinner.
I'm a bit worried going asian style. I prefer it to most european options but I seem the odd one out (at least around here),
Having said that, There is no harm in including it in my options list. The clients can choose it or leave it out
I like your bunny chow option. It is one of my favourite dishes. And is there live without biltong?
Boerewors rolls are on the list.
And yes, I should give them a taste of rooibos tea
Please come with those potatoes options :)
Thanks for the Mexican twist.
Please send me those recipes (granola and foccacia). Thanks.
I'm looking at hash options
Ham would be a great one, but only available now (for Christmas) not during the rest of the year. I prepared one yesterday. I love ham.
Same story for Turkey. Which actually makes me think: I can do something with cold chicken, maybe for the wraps or burrito's
I like your green chile egg casserole, but might be a bit too much for Scandinavians. I changed it to a egg-spinach casserole