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Wolfgang Puck served an incredible 1500 guests at this year’s 82nd Annual Academy Awards dinner for the Governor’s Ball.

To pull off an event of this caliber is no small fete.  It required 900 staff, 250 chefs in 16 kitchen stations, 10,000 pieces of cutlery, an 18 piece all female orchestra, and 10,000 flowers for decoration.  These flowers included my personal favorite, hydrangeas from New Zealand, orchids from Thailand and organically grown roses from Ecuador.  It required 1,700 man hours to install the decor and prepare the room for the party.  Now that’s an event!

Being the curious soul that I am, having read the menu for Wolfgang Puck’s past Oscar dinner, I naturally wondered about the sheer quantity of ingredients needed to cater such an event.  I meana, seriously, how do you go about ordering for 1500 guests?

1200 Bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne

1000 Pounds of Wild Salmon

1200 Pounds of Organic Chicken

50,000 Organic Heirloom Baby Vegetables

150 pounds of Albacore Tuna

1200 Kumamoto Oysters

7200 Individual Shrimp

1000 Stone Crab Claws

3000 Petite Edible Flowers

300 pounds of Santa Barbara Chanterelles

350 pounds Yukon gold Potatoes

40 cases of Frisee

4800 Cage-Free Eggs

500 Pounds of Guittard L’Etoile du Nord Bittersweet Chocolate

20 pounds Wolfgang Puck Fair Trade Organic Coffee

15 Pounds of Edible Gold Dust

4000 Mini Chocolate Oscars

Now that’s a grocery list!






My thanks to Bite Club Eats for the fantastic list of ingredients!



– The Gourmet Review


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