Tom Hall, Executive Chef of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, provided members with all the ingredients they needed to make a delicious meal in exactly the right proportions.
Over the past year, the team at Green Spring Valley Hunt Club has worked hard to come up with ideas that would help keep our membership engaged. During one of our Entertainment Committee meetings, we were brainstorming what we could do along the lines of our once popular cooking classes and demos.
During the early days of the pandemic, I was able to record some videos at work and at home showing some basic cooking techniques that I thought would be fun to share with our membership. These videos were well received and they were fun for us to make and share as well. We came up with the idea to still do the videos but start including the ingredients to go along with the dish we were preparing. We modeled the idea off of the home cooking meal kits. We provided all of the ingredients needed to cook up a 3 course meal.
We had to write a menu that our membership could execute at home with readily available kitchen tools and pans. Once we had a menu the next step was to write the recipes and begin filming the videos that would accompany the recipes. Recipes were everything from salad dressing to how to sear salmon. We covered every detail needed to cook the dinner. We shared the recipes and videos with those who signed up for the package.
After we finished writing all of the recipes and shooting all the videos the next step was to actually build the meal kits. We cut and measured each and every item so that there was very little prep to do once it was time to start cooking dinner. Having all of the items diced, minced, and measured would free up lots of time for the person preparing the meal. We packed as many of the ingredients in reusable containers as possible. This would cut down on waste and the membership was able to bring back the containers for us to use again in the future.
This project was a ton of work but when we got emails from everyone who participated letting us know how much they enjoyed it we knew our efforts were worth it. We look forward to doing more of these in the future.