Next month, we’re excited to be welcoming two very good friends of Lumi Kitchen to Miami, chef Alex and chef Patrick. Both chefs went to culinary school with Lumi and just happen to be stopping by Miami for vacation. So we thought it would be an awesome idea to hold some sort of food exchange, and thought of the idea of a cook-off. It’s not going to be a big event, but we’re thinking about inviting some patrons to join this cook-off as judges. We just want to organize something fun and our patrons would be the ones to judge the food. But before we finalize anything, we would like to get your suggestions on how we should host the event. Would you be interested in joining as a judge? If we do something other than a cook-off, what would you like to see? Please leave your comments below.
Also, we thought it would be helpful to give you guys a bit of background information about Alex and Patrick so you can make some good suggestions. As mentioned earlier, both of them work as chefs and are from Chicago. In their spare time they have also launched a blog together about pressure cooking. Their blog talks about the best pressure cookers of 2015. Alex and Patrick are very knowledgeable about pressure cookers and they often host events teaching people how to cook with pressure cookers. We were thinking about doing something related to pressure cooking – for example, to host a teaching event for your guys, or to have the cook-off with the theme of pressure cookers so we would have to use it to cook.
For the teaching event, we were thinking of having both us and Alex and Patrick working together to make pressure cooker recipes. We would do it from scratch. This idea comes from their blog because we saw that they do pressure cooker reviews and recipes. Pressure cooking is very quick so we would be able to fit 3-5 recipes throughout the day. So we think this will open up the event to many more people than if we were to do a cook-off. People can just sign up to the recipe demonstration that they want to watch.
For the cook-off, we will have two teams. One with Alex and Patrick and the other team Lumi. Both are required to make the same recipe. Then, anonymously, the audience will vote for their favorite dish of the two teams. We want to make it as fun and interactive as possible. Maybe we can even have the audience help cook.
We’re certainly open to new ideas. It doesn’t have to be a cook-off or a cooking demonstration. However, it must be practical and we must be able to host it at the restaurant’s guest room. We’ll even throw in prizes in the event like Lumi Kitchen gift cards. So let us know what you think of all this and we look forward to hearing your ideas!