WINNIPEG – Cooking for a crowd can be a daunting task, but serving up a meal for hundreds is another.
All week chefs have been prepping for Saturday night’s Table for 1,200 event.
“I think I worked 36 hours straight, I did two days with a four hour nap in between,” said the event’s executive chef Ben Kramer. “A lot of chopping, we’re doing everything fresh and local so there’s a lot of peeling, a lot of chopping, a lot of tedious work.”
For the first time ever the sold out event is setting up a world record length 1,200 foot table on the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge between the Forks and St. Boniface.
“My biggest concern was weather and logistics of the location. The food part for us is easy, it’s the organizing of the event and managing all of the people that’s hard,” said Kramer.
Kramer is used to cooking for thousands of people on a daily basis as the University of Winnipeg’s executive chef and caterer of 55,000 meals at Folk Festival, but his partner for this event isn’t.
“Challenges, I love doing things I’m not used to, I have a 68 seat restaurant so turning that into 1,200 dining experiences is quite …read more
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