UNO ToGo - Playa del Carmen
by Michele Kinnon (October 2012)
Originally from Canada, Susan moved to Playa del Carmen in 2005 and was one of our very first friends here. She is a wonderful chef, hostess and a fountain of knowledge about tours, activities and dining in the area. She is also the Operations Director for Taste of Playa! Having experience with a wide variety ingredients and genres of cooking she has thoughtfully developed her catering menus with original recipes that reflect her own personal style of cooking with the fresh flavors of Mexico. We have had the pleasure of recommending UNO Events & Catering and her services to our friends and clients for years and we are super excited about this new development in her business plan.
started, the menu will reflect the menu and the ingredients she is
using for her current catering clients and as such, the menu will change
daily. In keeping with Susan's food philosophy, the food will be fresh
and healthy and appropriate for either lunch or dinner, served hot or
cold. Her goal is to provide a variety of menu options that are suitable
vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Of course, there will be dishes
for meat eaters as well. Also on hand will be a selection of healthy
dressings, marinades, sweets and even gourmet dog treats, all made from
Susan's favorite recipes.
In the near future, Susan plans to collaborate with a certified nutritionist to provide comprehensive menu planning and meals tailored for people with special dietary needs and/or restrictions. Over the years many of Susan's catering clients have made special requests to accommodate certain dietary needs and there are certainly many people now living in the region who struggle with food allergies and sensitivities that can be very challenging to manage while working within the traditional Mexican diet. A nutritionist can provide a complete nutritional analysis, create a menu plan with meals that Susan can execute in her UNO ToGo kitchen on a daily basis or as needed. This is going to become an amazing resource for people living in Playa del Carmen who are diabetic or hypoglycemic, those with food allergies or gluten sensitivities, people looking for a weight loss/maintenance plan or those who require meals to support an established weight loss plan like WeightWatchers. Rob and I are maintaining a vegetarian diet which is a real struggle sometimes because we are so busy. Menu planning and shopping for a vegetarian family is challenging and time consuming and I am really looking forward to adding Susan's healthy vegetarian and vegan meals to our repertoire.
The shop opened its doors for the first time and of course, I was there along with many of Susan's friends and fellow foodies to support her and test out the very first menu. There was roasted red pepper feta dip and white bean dip, served with wholegrain bread, a fresh green salad with jamaica vinaigrette, soba noodles with mixed vegetables in a hoisin sauce and grilled chicken breasts. For dessert, white chocolate raspberry brownies! I brought enough home for dinner for the 4 of us and everything was a huge hit! Even my youngest, who is a picky eater, cleaned his plate! Hurrah!
How will you find out what is on the UNO ToGo daily menu? The daily
menu will be announced via email and various social media channels, so
be sure to follow UNO ToGo on Facebook!
If you would like to make a special menu request or would like to inquire about chef/catering services, call Susan at 984 129 8902 or shoot her an email at email@example.com.
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