New food recipes are tested every Friday at the corporate offices of the Avenue Catering Company. Each of our chefs have been trained in various parts of the world and bring a wealth of culinary knowledge into our kitchen. They are encouraged to present new recipes or to modify and modernize traditional food recipes.
Twelve previous clients are invited to taste the new food recipes during a lunch presentation. The food is than criticized by the clients and staff. The recipe becomes part of the Avenue Catering food recipe inventory or it is rejected.
A recent winner was Green Plantain Chips. The ingredients are as follows: two cups oil, two green plantains, peeled and very thinly sliced. The steps for preparing the green plantain chips are as follows: 1. Heat oil over medium-high heat to 160 degrees Celsius. Fry plantain slices just until they are beginning to turn golden, about one and one half minutes should do the trick. Using a slotted spoon, remove from oil and transfer to a cutting board. Cover with plastic and pound to about one quarter inch thickness. 2. Increase the heat of the oil to one hundred and ninety degrees Celsius. Fry pounded slices until golden brown, usually about two to three minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined platter to dry.
The chips can be eaten on their own or eaten with a cilantro lime mixture or tropical fruit salsa. They make a wonderful appetizer, snack or hors d’oeuvres for get togethers.
The mission of our international chefs, at Avenue Catering, is to present a food experience to our clients that offers simply perfect catering. Our food menus and our chefs reflect the diversity of our city.