I hosted my “Dream Makers” dinner Sunday night. It was a strategy session for my career. The intent was to present what I wanted to do, transition to culinary marketing, and brainstorm with my friends regarding how to make it happen. I approached it as a marketing assignment. I provided research on the product (me) and the target (potential employers). I even wrote a creative brief. The goal was to come out of the session with ideas for my pitch package.
What actually happened was a little different. I now have the initial idea for a new business venture! I’m not sure this will take the place of culinary marketing or if it will be in conjunction with or before I head down a new corporate path.
Because it was a working session, I kept the dinner simple: bread, pasta, cake and a punch. The past was my weeknight standby. The cake was the chocolate cake I’d frozen from Thanksgiving. My focaccia was a disappointment. I used Alton Brown’s recipe which was supposed to be incorrect as printed in the book. I went to the Web and got the recipe correction, but it turned out worse than the original! I’m not above admitting user error, but I liked the version as printed in the book.
- Mediterranean Pasta with Chicken
- Chocolate Cake
- Cranberry-Cider Punch