As a Chef, you’re hard-wired to keep your menu on-trend, with in-season ingredients and exciting new dishes. It’s what keeps your mojo going. That’s the way it’s supposed to be.

So, imagine if we told you that some seemingly boring ingredients can adds a touch of ingenuity to your serves.

Like what?

Infusing your dishes with easy ingredients can add a touch of innovation to your menu.
Hot, popping corn

Good ol’ poppy corn. The staple and easy-on-the-wallet snack for movie buffs can give your menu a pop, literally. The popped-out kernels can add texture and flavour to a salad or be served in place of bread and butter with a generous sprinkling of sriracha.

Brussel sprouts aka cabbage minions

Brussel sprouts, according to Wikipedia, they’re a member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages – hence the association, and minions… because they’re tiny. These leafy green vegetables when baked with a bit of oil, salt and pepper, can be crispy and delicious – unlike the ones in your childhood memories. Served as a side, you’ll be surprised by how many adults and kids learn to like them for the first time.

Fried. Chicken

No two words go together better. You can’t go wrong with fried chicken. The most popular late-night drive thru fav can become one of the hot-selling items on your menu with diners visiting upmarket restaurants for a basket of this battered and fried dish. Classic is best, so you need nothing more than some chicken, buttermilk, flour, oil, salt and pepper.

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