Published on March 17, 2014
Jeff Ware March 23rd, 2014 The Push Pop Craze: Sweet & Savory
Session Agenda • Why is this so popular? • Tips & Techniques • Types – Sweet – Savory – Beverages • Display – Buffet – Passed – Plated
• Started with CBM at 14 • Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science Background • Worked at CNN & theatres Learned other aspects of live events • Fell in love with food thanks to this job My Story
• Founded in 1980 as a hot dog stand • Catering spun off into separate company in 1991 • Peak revenue of $17 Million • 90 FT & 130 PT Employees • 45% Full Service / 35% On Premise / 20% Delivery CBM 101
• Largest event $1.3 million • Focused on food quality above all else • Poor facility design challenges efficiency • Non Chicago address is a marketing struggle CBM 101
Why Is This So Popular? • No rules! • Nostalgic Look – Frozen push pops from childhood • Portability • Allows great control over colors vs. monochromatic
Tips & Techniques • Cooling rack to prep in • Layering tool • Use empty tube as cutter • Assemble tubes in advance
Types • Sweet • Mousse • Muffins • Macaroons • Trifles • Brownie Shots • Savory • Sushi • 7 Layer Dip • Napoleons • Salad • Condiments • Beverages • Jello Shots • Margaritas • Pina Colada • Layered Drinks
Display • Buffet – Croquembouche – Hanging Ornaments – Trays – Flower Pots/Vases – Floral Foam – Candy/Sprinkles • Passed/Plated • Hawker Boxes • Trays • Mini Paint Jars • Lucite Block • Wood Block
Evolution & Sizes
Evolution & Sizes
Cupcake Push Pops Rainbow Cupcake Push Pop Strawberry Shortcake Push Pop
French Macaron Push Pop
Pudding Push Pops Limoncello Push Pops Tiramisu Push Pops
Frozen Push Pops Kid’s Slushie Push Pop Watermelon Surprise Push Pop
Frozen Cocktail Push Pops Margarita Push Pops Raspberry Mojito Peach Apple Martini
Savory Push Pops Ceviche Push Pops Beet Napoleon Push Pops Mexican Seven Layer Push Pops
Savory Push Pops Soup Mix–In’s Push Pops Shrimp Cocktail Push Pops
Sushi Push Pops “Fruishi” Push Pops Korean Salmon Push Pops Spicy Tuna Push Pops
Picnic Push Pops Cobb Salad, French Fries, Cheeseburger, and Elote Corn Salad Push Pops
To download a copy of this presentation, go to: slideshare.net/CateringChicago Jeff Ware jware@CateringByMichaels.com | (847) 966-6555 Questions?
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