Originally Posted by Robyn Daniels
I'm preparing for my Community's Holiday Program. I'm very passionate about helping people in my community therefore I've decided to join a None Profitable Organization called Hope Development Projects. Hope Development Projects is an organisation that concentrates on developing the youth,women as well as children from my community by having seminars,crime prevention programs,motivational speakers etc. When we have these programs we need to make sure that people are fed. I believe that we can not think and concentrate on the message that these special speakers are trying to pass on to us when our stomachs are empty. What do i cook for these people attending these seminars?
I'd say something simple, tasty and well prepared and presented - but you already know that so it's not much help.
Perhaps if we knew the time of year and/or the weather - hot or cold? Are you looking at a sit down meal with knife and fork or were you thinking more soup and sandwiches? Obviously you don't want to feed them too
well or they'll all be snoring through the afternoon sessions
Is there a particular ethnic or age demograph? A lot of people can't do hot curries or take burn-off-the-roof-of-your-mouth chilli and you'll probably have a number of vegetarians (bearing in mind that practising Jews, Muslims, Hindus and other ethnic and religious groups often prefer to eat vegetarian meals away from home rather than get tangled up in trying to sort the wood from the trees at the buffet table).
If it's winter, an everything-in-it pot of stew and a veg casserole might fit the bill. Served in dishes rather than plates if they are eating buffet-style and standing around, rather than sitting at table. It would be easy to cook, to transport to the venue if you can't cook it there, easy to keep hot if the morning session drags on and there's no messing about with potatoes and side dishes. Cake is an easy dessert as you don't need cutlery and it doesn't have to be kept hot or cold.
Hope that helps a bit.