Unlike host Seth MacFarlane, who did not win over too many people at the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Chef Wolfgang Puck was once again a hit and made cooking a dinner for 1600 people at The Governors Ball seem like a cakewalk.
According to latimes.com:
“Puck and his kitchen staff of 350 not only have to turn out thousands of appetizers, small dinner plates and desserts in a matter of minutes, but also must please picky Hollywood diners — from hard-core vegans (look for the kale salad with grilled artichokes) to veterans of a certain age who want their lamb chops overcooked to the texture of a baseball mitt.
At the same time, the menu needs to include plenty of comfort food to console dejected losers and enough celebratory fare — like the baked-to-order chocolate soufflé cake with shaved espresso ice — for those toting golden statuettes.”
“For me, it’s the biggest party — it’s bigger than the inauguration of the president,” the 63-year-old said in his catering kitchen adjacent to the Hollywood & Highland ballroom where the ball is held.”
Shew, talk about the most high pressure cooking stint of the year!
Well done Wolfgang Puck and his team.
To check out some pictures from the big night have a look at Chef Puck’s Instagram account.