An inside look from Chef Murray Hall of Dolce Hotels & Resorts on how to incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into group menus while balancing budgets — and creating flavorful, plant-forward vegan, gluten- and dairy-free dishes even meat-eaters will dig into.
Once a competitive bodybuilder who believed it took animal protein to build muscle, Nina Curtis found her competitive edge when she “broke up with salmon” and became a vegan chef. While Nina Curtis has been a foodie since she was an eight-year-old helping her mom cook from scratch and lending a hand with her dad’s catering business, she never thought she would cook for a living. “That’s why you should never say never, because it could come back to haunt you,” she says. And, while her mom went organic long before it was a thing, Nina’s early professional food experience…
Wine may be made from grapes, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t cause problems for vegan attendees or even those with milk, egg and shellfish allergies.
A hotel chef spills the beans on how meeting and event planners can accommodate the ever-increasing requests for vegetarian/vegan options.