• Family dining concept
Simplicity and personality – these are the values at the heart of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center’s new ‘family dining’ concept. While many meeting venues offer the opportunity for attendees to eat together in a family-style setting, this new concept is unique. During the meal, attendees serve beverages, prepare salads, carve meat, and cook desserts.
“The recent trends in food & beverage are leaning towards authenticity and locality. We’ve taken these ideas one step further with ‘family dining,’” said Bill Doyle, Executive Chef of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. “Guests are now the servers, hosts, as well as patrons of their meal. This encourages attendees to engage in a more casual and comfortable setting, helping build lasting relationships and memories.”
Born out of a desire to create a unique and intimate experience for guests, the ‘family dining’ concept transforms the Hilton’s banquet halls into a large family dining room.
Each table is one of a kind, adorned with unique and personal decorations. One table may convey the atmosphere of a quaint countryside with earthy tones and wooden features. While across the room, a Victorian inspired table plays up sophisticated elegance in the glassware, plates, and linens. In every aspect, personality shines through.
Because guests are serving their peers, the dishes must be simple. The recipes allow any “host” to cut, slice, dice, or toss a dish quickly and with little prior cooking experience needed. To add to the cooking experience, each “chef” is working with the best fresh ingredients available. Whether serving salads with seasonal ingredients harvested directly from the Hilton Milwaukee’s own garden, or dishing up freshly carved and roasted chicken or beef tenderloin, each family member experiences the foundation of a memorable meal – great quality food.
“It’s simple; it’s fun,” added Doyle. “By serving each other and showing off cooking skills, every attendee talks and laughs a little more. They get to know each other on a more personal level, which produces a remarkable experience.”