Recently we were in Las Vegas for the Catersource/ICA convention. We had the opportunity to showcase products from several different sponsors. Adam, the executive chef, Marco our Baker, Kalli one of out prep chefs and I went down and worked to prepare food for the event. The number of expected guests was 1300 but ended up being more like 1600 when it was all over. We stayed at the Hilton and had the opportunity to work in their kitchen and brought our own event staff to help with the food preparation. There is such a thing as too many cooks in the kitchen.
The menu consisted of items like Vietnamese Pork Lettuce Wraps, Rack of Pasture raised sheep, Polenta with lamb confit or Prosciutto and Brie stuffed Chicken breast, Wild rice Pancakes with Smoked Trout and Lemon Crème Fresh, Ancho Rubbed Prime Rib with Roasted Potato wedges, Chicken Tostadas with Citrus Slaw and Mini Lamb Burgers on an Herbed Salad with Tamarind Vinaigrette. These were just a few of the mouth watering foods sampled by out guests.
We had a great time and are grateful for all of the help we received from our friends at the Hilton and the other Chefs from other catering companies around the country. Thanks goodness there was a little time to get out and have some fun and pick up treats for our families. A trip to Vegas is not complete with out a visit to M&M's World. Sometimes what happens in Vegas gets posted on the internet!!!