Eggciting stuff for your platter

PTI | ByShefali R. Sethi
May 26, 2004 12:45 PM IST

Joe Benfeito says the USP of Eggspectation are the 125 egg dishes available on the menu besides the usual pasta & pav bhaji.

Joe Benfeito, Director Food and Beverage, Eggspectation at the renovated Jaypee Hotel was a sous chef at the Ritz Carlton at Montreal, Canada for eleven years before he gave up his job to do what he loves – training people at various Eggspectation outlets across the world. “I think I’m a good teacher and for me the most important thing is to do what I love most.”

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Now if you thought working with the hotel industry was a glamorous job,  think again. Since the past three weeks the Jaypee Hotel staff have been undergoing a rigorous workshop under Benfeito. “It’s a tough job as one has to be on one’s toes the whole day. But people here are eager to learn,” says Benfeito. For Benfeito it’s not just the first but also the last impression that makes him want to come back to the place. Benfeito has also done a seven-second role in George Clooney’s Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind.

The USP of Eggespectation are the 125 egg dishes that is available on the menu besides the usual pastas, pizzas and pav bhaji. “Unlike other 24 hour coffee shops in the city, we don’t really have a buffet menu,” says Benfeito who introduced the concept of the open kitchen that makes everything fresh at any time of the day at this Canadian chain. 

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