If you didn’t hear, this past weekend’s Cryptic Council Steak & Egg Breakfast fundraiser was a HUGE success. The feedback I received from many who attended was that they loved the new menu items (hashbrown potatoes, fresh orange juice and flavored liquid coffee creamers), really liked having fresh linens on the tables, thought the use of calling out people’s first name when delivering the breakfast (instead of a number) was a nice touch and that the overall environment of the Temple seemed warmer and more inviting.
Seems like we’re doing something right!
So, we’re going to mix it up a bit this fall, Brothers. We’re going to go back to eight full cooking teams, with 8 to 12 guys on a team. We discovered there’s a need for a couple of guys in the kitchen devoted to putting breakfast plates together and keeping things moving along. Also, we’ll need two or more runners who will deliver breakfast as well as bus tables. And at least one person to act as a sort of public relations rep, checking in with everyone to see how they are doing and if they need anything.
Some other changes you can look forward to:
Mixing up the menu. We’re keeping the hashbrown potatoes, fresh orange juice and flavored coffee creamers on as full-time additions. We’re also adding small boxes of assorted cereal for purchase — something our surveying says will satisfy kids. But also expect to see us experiment with some new menu items from time to time:
- Ham-off-the-bone and bacon in addition to our traditional pork sausage links.
- Blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes.
- Made-to-order omelettes.
- Bagels with cream cheese.
- Breakfast casseroles.
- Waffles with toppings.
Our surveying tells us people want more than just the same old thing week after week. So, if you’re on a team, get ready for some new items.