Catering for Value & Variety


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Catering for Value & Variety

  1. 1. catering for variety and value
  2. 2. D onferences and banqueting are vital to the financial success of many resorts and hotels in America, while social catering remains one of the fastest growing Duo of grilled Natural tenderloin withfoodservice segments in the United States. In the face of intense competition, rising braised Wagyu beef brisket, roasted onion,food costs and a weaker economy, there has never been a better time for chefs to tomato and goat cheese tartinnovate, refine and differentiate their menus using wholesome Australian beef. It’s natural to balance value and variety with Australian beef. Serve a duet of our quality cutsTo demonstrate this, we asked internationally renowned Chef Marc Miron and the performers won’t be the only peopleto share some of his favorite Australian beef banqueting and catering recipes. singing at your next function.This booklet is the result. AUSTRALIAN BEEF DELIVERS THE VARIETY YOUR CUSTOMERS DEMAND.Beef has always been a popular item on Australian beef allows you to offer discerningbanqueting menus. Despite this, chefs tell us customers a consistent quality product to suittheir customers are increasingly looking for every occasion and budget. You can also developsomething extra — demanding fresh, flavorful, menus based on a combination of alternate cutshealthy and innovative options delivered to or niche products showcasing these exclusiverestaurant quality standards. and premium options, perhaps offering a Wagyu or Natural item where these products mayFrom robust flavored Organic, Natural and otherwise be considered cost prohibitive.Pasture-fed beef to finely textured Grain-fed andultra marbled Wagyu, Australian beef offers you Ordering Australian beef to your requirementsvariety. The availability of smaller primal cuts is easy using an internationally recognizedalso helps lower your center-of-the-plate cost, grading and description system developed bywhile adherence to strict production standards AUS-MEAT. Beef packers use elements of thismeans that chilled Australian beef shipped by system to underpin the quality of their brands;sea arrives with a long shelf life and the added for instance, setting a minimum marble scorebenefit of wet aging, so it’s tender and ready and trim specification to deliver high yielding,to use straight from the bag. quality cuts.
  3. 3. S Spiced beef medallions on pea and coriander pancake and lemongrass aioli For your banqueting menu to stand out from the crowd you need a point of difference. Impress guests at your next function by featuring innovative options made with wholesome Australian beef.MMedallion of Grain-fed striploin and braised shortribs servedon cauliflower puree with apple and Spanish onion jam Banqueting and catering are vital to the financial success of many businesses in the foodservice sector. Australian beef offers the value, variety and quality you need to stay competitive in these tough economic times.
  4. 4. WWagyu tataki with daikon salad and Japaneseseared beef with wasabi mayonnaise Hors d’oeuvres are your fi rst chance to impress at a reception. Start with Australian beef and your guests will enjoy innovative, flavorful and healthy options. O Organic tenderloin filled with mushroom duxelle on grilled baby leeks and crushed potatoes Book chilled Australian beef at your next reception for a product that arrives pre-aged so it’s perfectly tender and ready to complement your freshest ingredients.
  5. 5. B Balinese style Grass-fed beef satay dippers Australian beef offers a wide variety of options so you can present quality products to suit every occasion and budget.RRoasted Grain-fed ribeye on mustardmash, baby carrots and green peas Nothing says ‘special’ like premium beef on a banqueting menu. Make Australian beef center-of-the-plate at your next conference and your menu will be the center of attention.
  6. 6. C Charred Wagyu top sirloin cap steak, served on zucchini ribbons and balsamic braised lentils Address your guests’ desire for variety and fl avor by breaking with convention and serving Australian beef at your next conference!Pomegranate glazed flank steak served on potatowedges and green beans Maintaining quality while keeping to a strict budget is essential for success as a social caterer. Use value cuts of Australian beef and the inexpensive bill won’t be the biggest surprise at your next catered party.
  7. 7. Chef Marc Miron has served presidents, world leaders, royalty and the Rolling Stones. Over his career, this internationally renowned chef has led kitchen brigades in some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. Now in Canada, Chef Marc continues to share his love of food through Cuisine & Passion, his gourmet food shop and cooking school. YOU CAN BANK ON AUSTRALIAN BEEF FOR QUALITY AND SAFETY. When you buy Australian beef you are All export beef packers must comply purchasing a product that has met the strictest with federal food safety standards which quality, traceability and safety standards in are backed by legislation. Government the world. Australia’s industry is recognized inspectors monitor compliance against internationally as being free from the major these standards, and beef cannot be released cattle diseases and our strict quarantine for export until it has been approved by regulations work to keep it that way. these inspectors. All product exported to the United States must meet strict U.S. Under our quality assurance systems, standards and is subject to U.S. government Australian ranchers are required to individually inspection at the port of import. identify their cattle using electronic ear tags. A unique identification number is assigned For these recipes, a copy of our beef to each animal. This is stored on a central product guide and more information on database along with the property number how your customers can enjoy the benefits where the animal is located. The database of wholesome Australian beef at your is updated whenever an animal is moved, next function, visit the trade section providing individual animal traceability of our award winning website at back to the property of birth. MEAT & LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA, NORTH AMERICAN OFFICE1401 K Street, NW Suite 602 Washington, DC 20005 202.521. 2551 main 202.521. 2699 fax info @ ©2009 Meat & Livestock Australia | Design: Levine & Associates, Inc. | Food Photography: Renée Comet | Photo of Chef Marc Miron: Stef Geiger