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Because of my occupation, I’m often invited to various types of conferences. Many times, these meetings begin in the early morning hours. Thankfully, most of the organizations that sponsor these conferences provide the invitees with a continental breakfast. However, at many events, the selection of foods only includes an assortment of donuts and bagels. Because I like to eat healthy, I wish more people would offer fruit for breakfast at these conferences. If you plan the breakfast menu for corporate conferences, consider adding different types of fruit to your standard bread and pastry offerings. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fruit to offer for breakfast at corporate conferences.

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Serving All-Day Breakfast Without Swamping Your Kitchen

by Liam Clark

All-day breakfast is all the rage right now. It's easy to see how and why it appeals to restaurant guests. As a restaurant owner or manager, however, implementing an all-day breakfast program is not always easy. Your kitchen is probably already busy, and expecting them to prepare breakfast dishes while also preparing lunch or dinner is asking a lot. But rest assured that you can serve all-day breakfast without swamping your kitchen. Here's how.

Choose Items That Can Be Made Ahead

You don't have to serve a long list of breakfast dishes all day. Even if you have a longer breakfast menu, it is okay to cut back and serve just a handful of options all day. Choose menu items that can be mostly prepped in advance. Quiche is a good example. Your kitchen staff can make it ahead of time and then just warm up one slice when someone orders it. Baked French toast is also a great option; it can be made in a large pan and sliced to order. Also, consider some coffee cakes for an old-fashioned appeal.

Assign One Staff Member to Breakfast

Your cooks may have a hard time switching back and forth from standard lunch or dinner fare to breakfast dishes when someone orders breakfast. Simplify their routine by assigning just one cook to breakfast orders. They can focus on all breakfast dishes that are ordered while the other cooks focus on the other menu items. If the breakfast cook ends up too busy, then you can move another cook over to breakfast items. You'll have to feel out how many guests order the all-day breakfast and adjust your staff assignments accordingly.

Don’t Allow Substitutions

There are a lot of substitutions that can be made with breakfast dishes. Someone might ask for pancakes in place of waffles. Another person might want to substitute low-fat yogurt for their yogurt. It would be nice if you could accommodate all of these requests, but when you're adding all-day breakfast to an already busy lineup, doing so is just not possible. Put the words "no substitutions" at the top of the menu, and don't let your waitstaff budge on it.

If you follow the tips above, you can add an all-day breakfast option to your restaurant's plan without overwhelming your kitchen staff. See how things go, and adjust over time. For more information about how to implement an all-day breakfast menu, reach out to local restaurants.