Ingredients: A couple of sausages and mashed potatoes
Preparation: Work canteen
How would you how good a company is to work for? Maybe look at how much are they paying you or research in the the opinions of ex-staff, they may even be one of the the various n best places to work for (although these polls now feel like a Buzzfeed article).
I have my own particular way of determining a corporation’s worth, check what food you can get from the canteen.
A number of employers I have had the pleasure of being indentured to have been happy to get away with cursory attempts at providing facilities to eat. A coffee shop in the entrance or the ability to order from a small selection of sandwiches.
So when my current abode of employment has a pretty good restaurant it means that it is very easy to stay and put on the pounds.
Most have had a full stocked restaurant that cater for anyone who wants more than a limp ham salad or cheese sandwich. These would normally be happy to have a drying pasta dish and oven chips, then on a Friday some soggy fish with more oven chips. Then there are the soups.
I’ve yet to be served proper cream of tomato or oxtail soup, normally there are pots of weird vegetable combinations or the fancy broth du jour. Where the main courses are plain staff canteens put all their creative juices into making odd concoctions.
So to be able to choose a dish from the “mash” bar is a new experience. Not only do I get a good dollop of potato I also get it in a Yorkshire Pudding bowl. Two good sized sausages which are not dry and crispy under the skin and a fair helping of onion gravy with real pieces of onion in. The two onion rings on top are just an added bonus.
Then there was also a free bacon sandwich within my first week. I think I’ll stay here for a while.