I know, strange topic. However, I am catering a 2-day clinic being taught by Jimmy Wofford on November 1 & 2. I will be serving breakfast (beverage/muffin/coffeecake/similar); lunch (sandwich, cup of soup, salad, chips & beverage); and afternoon snack (cookie & beverage) both days.
Does anyone here know what Jimmy Wofford likes to eat? Any allergies? Any real dislikes?
I am thinking a vegetable soup, turkey, swiss & apple sandwich, and some sort of fall type of green salad for Saturday. Then maybe a cream soup (potato/tomato/butternut squash or pumpkin or lentil), cranberry rosemary chicken salad sandwich, another fall type of green salad for Sunday.
This is just a tentative menu ... subject to change of course. Might go Mexican/Hispanic on Saturday and do some sort of tortilla wrap instead of turkey. And maybe chili instead of vegetable soup.
Before I go too far with my menu planning, I was hoping someone on this Board knew Jimmy Wofford and might be able to give me some guidance.
While the food will be for everyone, I certainly don't want to prepare anything that the clinician cannot eat!
Why don't you call him and ask him? His number is listed on his website. he is a very nice man,and I am sure he would appreciate your asking his preferences.He is a real gentleman ,so don't be afraid to ask him yourself.
Thanks, everyone. It did not even occur to me to just ask him. I don't know him at all and felt like maybe it would be a bit bold to bother him. Also some people don't want to seem picky and won't give real answers when asked directly. They say, "oh, well, whatever you make is fine" ... and then it turns out that they did not tell you that they are allergic to strawberries or they are vegetarian, and there you are stuck.
To GiGi, hope you got the e-mail from the Organizer and also from me regarding the food and the opportunity to sign up ahead of time to save $$. If you didn't, you could PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you the e-mail. The menu will be pretty much what I posted, maybe a tad different depending on recipes/local produce, etc. Looking forward to meeting you!
Yes, for sure, just ask him and he will tell you. But don't be dissapointed when he doesn't hang around and visit. He usually just grabs a snack and heads off to his rental car for a quick nap and some time to himself. If it rains, make sure you have LOTS of extra rain gear.
And don't forget to come armed with some good questions for the Q & A session the first morning. You can pretty much ask him anything. Enjoy!
I remember him liking a newspaper too, though can't think of one in upstate SC that I would ever read!!!
I don't go bothering Jim on his break with silly questions about my horse or logistical questions about the clinic that can wait. He gets plenty of that stuff day in and day out and actually does have an active life outside the sport!