Posted by Chef Thomas Minchella in Appetizer
on Jan 2nd, 2011 | 4 comments
I want to apologize for not writing any posts for the past month or so. Because of the holiday season I have to buckle down and place my entire focus on the restaurant. Planning for the increase in business starts late summer and early fall. Thats the time I really take a look at my staff and see what positions they will fill and what staff I will need to hire. Along with staffing there comes menu planning, developing menus for special functions, increasing pars, and new ideas for our guests. This gives me no time to do what I enjoy as much as cooking, food photography....
Posted by Chef Thomas Minchella in Vegetables
on Jul 12th, 2010 | 4 comments
I love the crispness and sweet flavor of bok choy. On Saturdays I like to go to one of the local farmers markets to see what is available. This week I tried the Buford Highway Farmers Market. When I drove into to the parking lot I noticed there was little parking available and was able to squeeze my little car into a small spot. The market was very busy, everyone out enjoying themselves. I started in the produce department looking for a vegetable for dinner. The market has some very unusual vegetables and fruits. I think the next time I go to the market I will bring my digital...
Posted by Chef Thomas Minchella in Steak
on Apr 29th, 2010 | 12 comments
Since returning to Mckendricks Steak House in October of 2007 I knew I had a lot of work to do. I wanted to transform Mckendricks, return Mckendricks to one of the best steak houses in Atlanta. I wanted to bring Mckendricks to a new level, a level I could not even imagine. I did not know what the outcome would be or what the end result might be but I knew with my determination, ambition and years of knowledge I could bring Mckendricks to a new level. I new this would take time and didn’t care how long it took, I was just very eager to start my journey.
There were three elements to my...