Marketplace or Marché Dining - A New Concept
Qualities of Marché Dining:
- Chart your own course, select your meals, pick your own ingredients, watch a chef prepare your food.
- The Marché concept is centered around fresh foods prepared to order in full view of customers at a variety of internationally or nationally themed stations. The aromas and sounds of cooking along with the energy and bustle of a French street market, or Marché, provide the theatrics.
- Marché changes its menu daily and sometimes during the day to serve guests the best food it can get fresh and in season. Stations also change periodically.
- Food station managers are responsible for every detail, from menu planning and food presentation to employee management. Other employees also play the part.
- The kitchen is small or non-existent. Customers can see and smell the food being prepared. Marché is total interaction.
- Marche's market-style dining has been popular throughout Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Asia. The concept itself was invented 22 years ago in Switzerland by a Swiss-based company.
-Adapted from "Market-style Dining Key to Marché" an article by Allyson Sicard.