Culinary Presentation 101 with Chef Nick: Three Creative Presentations



Behind the quality of the food, culinary presentation is perhaps the most important aspect of restaurant service. Not only does the presentation let customers know the value of your establishment, but studies have found that an artistic presentation actually makes food taste better. Thus, a chef with a good eye for culinary design has an advantage over those who don’t.

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Chef Nick Culinary Presentation

Winter Squash Salad with Goat Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Now that fall has officially made its mark in the form of falling leaves and chillier temperatures, Metropolitan Market's recipe for Winter Squash Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette is the perfect dish to serve alone or as a side. Fresh arugula, baby greens, and baked squash paired with crumbled goat cheese, toasted pepitas, and balsamic vinaigrette will liven up any menu this autumn. Find the recipe below!

Peach & Blueberry Shortcake with Metropolitan Market

It's Peach-O-Rama season again, and this year Metropolitan Market created a recipe that will be perfect for your next summer gathering. Succulent peaches combined with mouth-watering blueberries, a touch of whipped cream, and a fluffy biscuit make this Peach and Blueberry Shortcake dessert light and decadent.

Find the recipe below!

Topics: Cooking & Recipes

Inspiring Healthy Lives through Education: An Interview with Carnation Farms' Rosy Smit

Over 100 years ago, Carnation Farms opened its gates and became one of the most prominent dairy production and genetic research facilities in the country. Although the 818-acre property has gone through various iterations over the course of its history, Rosy Smit, Director of Farm Based Education has opened a new and exciting chapter for the organic farm. Her team is inspiring people to live healthier lives through culinary workshops, garden tours, and farm-to-table dinners. 

Topics: Interviews

Welcome, Corporate Chef Nick!

We are so excited to welcome Corporate Chef Nick into the Bargreen Ellingson family! Read below to learn more about his background and why he is so excited to join the team.

Topics: Interviews Behind the Scenes

An Interview with The Office Bar & Grill's Jim Kanelos

Formerly known as Karen and Jim's Movie Star Lounge, the recently revamped Office Bar and Grill is the newest hot spot in Casper, Wyoming. Owned by Jim and Karen KanelosThe Office opened in April and features an outside patio, four-sided bar, and large open windows - something that the prior space was missing before. It's an exciting change for the owners and a great addition to the increasing variety of bars in the area. 

Topics: Restaurants & Bars Interviews

Lil' Jon's Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates 50 Years

As one of the last few diners in Bellevue, Washington to offer good old American grub - think large, fresh cinnamon rolls and delightfully greasy hash browns and eggs - Lil' Jon's Restaurant and Lounge has stood the test of time. The iconic restaurant is celebrating 50 years which is a huge milestone for anyone in the service industry. We sat down with Parker Sjolander, Chief Operations Manager, to talk about the family business, the hardships and accomplishments faced over the years and the importance of consistency. 

Raspberry Peach Lemonade

Our Raspberry Peach Lemonade is the perfect antidote for a hot spring or summer day. Freshly squeezed lemons combined with peaches and raspberries creates a refreshingly sweet drink you won't be able to resist. Find the recipe below!

Topics: Cooking & Recipes

Mother's Day Marketing Tips

Mother's Day happens to be one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants, so we wanted to provide some tips and tricks for making the day successful, profitable, and fun. 

Topics: Tips & Tricks

Bargreen Bake Off: Pin to Win a Dexter Knife Set!

Do you have the perfect pie recipe? If so, we want to see it on Pinterest! 

Post your best original pie photo and recipe on Pinterest and you could win a Dexter Knife set (below)! Be sure to include the hashtags #BargreenBakeOff & #BeInTheKitchen in the comment section of your pin to qualify. All entries will be pinned to Bargreen Ellingson's "Contest & Entries" Pinterest board, and the winning pin will be selected based on creativity and presentation.

Topics: Contests & Giveaways