So, which celebrity makes the best banana bread? And who really nails their mac n cheese? As more celebrities grace us with their cookbooks it's fun to make them go head to head in a celebrity snackdown. So would you prefer Rihanna's mustard and ketchup laced mac or John Legend's layered pasta bake?
Cafe classics - Mac n cheese, banana bread, French toast - these recipes are all classics for a reason. Simple to make and delicious to eat they're the essence of comfort food, transforming a handful of simple ingredients into something special. And the basic recipes are bomb proof too, able to withstand Kris Jenner's six cheese onslaught or a hefty whack of Scotch bonnet or evaporated milk. Stripped back or over the top, a cafe classic can withstand any amount of meddling - even from celebrities.
Celebrity specials or home cooking? - Playing celebrity snackdown is a lot of fun, and there are some great celebrity recipes out there - the Rock's chocolate chip pancakes are unbeatable! But if you're thinking of opening your own cafe can you rely on star name recipes to drive customers through your doors or are you better to put your own stamp on the classics? Whatever you decide, make it with love and the best possible ingredients. RiRi's mac n cheese is popular because it tastes like she puts her heart and soul into the recipe, so don't be afraid to add your own personal influences to a cafe classic.
Classic style - Whether you put Gordon Ramsay's fish tacos on the menu or Kylie Jenner's French toast, your cafe needs to provide the perfect atmosphere for a snackdown. Always make your space welcoming with a seamless customer flow so your patrons know where they're going next. Make sure there's not a bad place to sit in the entire space and differentiate some areas for in and out trade and those who come to meet and linger over a great coffee or a slice of Kourtney Kardashian's banana bread made with sour cream and plenty of cinnamon.
Celebrity seating - While you may not be serving a celebrity snackdown menu, you can make your customers feel like celebrities with your choice of handpicked cafe furniture. Mix up cosy sofas with more practical work oriented cafe chairs to create the perfect customer-oriented design for your cafe. Deliver a well thought through and bespoke experience and your customers will keep coming back for that great mac n cheese, no matter whose recipe you use!