Originally Posted by c420
.... and trust me most places do not do everything from scratch!
Just to add another story, my sister loves going on and on about how fabulous Applebee's chicken tortilla soup is. She complains to the wait staff every single time we go there because they don't serve it everyday anymore. I told her, "If you will shut up about this soup, I'll bring you a container of it! I have a case of it in my freezer that I just got from GFS!" I then turned to the wait staffer and said, "Oh wait ... you guys have the tortilla noodles in yours, don't you?" He said, "Oh we add those after we mix up the soup!" So I guess Applebee's can also say, "Oh we start with a mix but add our own stuff to it!"
So at my nephew's wedding a couple of weeks ago, I handed her a frozen container of her favorite restaurant soup!
As I've also said a number of times, if housewives had access to the foods and cleaners and equipment that I, as a caterer, have access to, then we'd all luv being housewives! Housewives don't have the ability to buy Chicken Tortilla soup unless they live in a large city with a GFS open-to-the-public store nearby. The frozen lasagna I buy is MUCH better than the frozen lasagna found in grocery stores. I'm to the point that I just don't want to buy grocery store food anymore because what I get from restaurant suppliers is MUCH superior.
This may be another reason for the bias against non-scratch baking and cooking .... if they're eating frozen grocery store foods, then they just don't realize how good the restaurant frozen foods are.
Trust me, it's a WORLD'S of difference!