I happen to be in charge of feeding 60 college students at the moment. I live in a co-op, and right now I have to feed people breakfast, lunch and dinner, all while keeping them happy and staying within budget. A budget that equals about $130 per person, per month. Not too bad, but not fantastic, either.
Here's how it works:
- I get a cool meal idea into my head.
- I write down said cool idea and make sure it has a meat entrée, a vegetarian entrée, a carb side and a vegetable side (plus all dinners have salads.)
- I go dig up recipes for said cool meal.
- I print out recipes and put in kitchen for cooks.
- I look in pantry, fridge and freezer to see what ingredients we still need.
- I order ingredients from various outlets and, on occasion, go to the store to pick some up myself.
Luckily, once the cool recipes are found, I can scale them up with a nice program I have and then pull it out again in 3-4 weeks so people can have more of it.
I really should be taking pictures. I really should be putting my recipes, on a smaller scale, here for you. Even if I am not cooking, I can still take credit as the evil overlord, trying to trick people into eating more healthy foods.
I think I'm winning.