The Politics of Catering – Part Three

Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española

Kefta Meatballs / Roasted Red Peppers

Kefta Meatballs / Roasted Red Peppers

Grilled Bavette / Chimichurri

Grilled Bavette / Chimichurri

Japanese Crudité Bundles / Soy Sesame

Japanese Crudité Bundles / Soy Sesame

Black Olive Tapenade / Flat Bread

Black Olive Tapenade / Flat Bread

Event day! My boss graciously allowed me to leave the office early in order to do some last minute prepping and setting up. The campaign office doors are supposed to open at 6 pm. At precisely at 6 pm sharp and not a second later, supporters start filing in while I’m still setting up.

The trays and platters are filled a placed in the reception area, the menu and ingredient list displayed, napkins laid out and extra toothpicks ready at one’s fingertips. Little by little people start crowding around the food table, shaking hands with the man of the hour – M. Karim Boulos, and mingling amongst them.

Around 8 pm the crowd starts to dwindle and the trays become emptier. With this event I not only had the opportunity of meeting many interesting people but was showered with compliments. *blushing* 

120 tortilla cubes, 180 meatballs, 100 bavette skewers, 100 crudités bundles and 25 hours of labour later, the event can be deemed a success!

The campaign office doors opened, people were fed, people met, posters went up… the campaign is officially underway! 

An immense thank you goes to everyone who supported and helped me over that week, especially my better half who himself was busy with his own campaign prep. Most importantly, thank you Karim for giving me my first catering gig!

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