We thought it would be interesting to share some “behind the scenes” activities of our chef’s. Dining is such an important feature at Glenlaurel and with the changing seasons and the upcoming holidays, we couldn’t think of a better time than now to share the daily process in preparing each evening’s dinner.
The dinner chef will usually arrive around noon to start preparations for that evening’s dinner. First, he determines how many guests will be dining and if there are any dietary restrictions or food allergies. He then selects products from the pantry & walk-in cooler with attention to fresh & seasonal ingredients.
And then the magic begins! It’s up to the chef to use his creative imagination to produce the evening’s menu with all the ingredients making it the perfect six or seven-course dinner. The possibilities are endless! The chef’s day is roughly 8-10 hours.
According to our Executive Chef, Erik, it’s time to switch the menu to more comfort food. It’s also a favorite time to transition from lighter fare to more robust flavors of pumpkin, squash, apples, and all things nice! Our chefs take cure from the autumnal flavors of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet potatoes to bring those seasonal dishes to you! Chef Erik likes making people happy and it’s gratifying to see the process come full circle.
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