Riverside Production arranged for Eat to the Beat to deliver catering for the crew and participants at this year’s Festival of Remembrance when it was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 9th November. The event is organised by the Royal British Legion and BBC to commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflict, this year marked the 75th anniversaries of the great battles of 1944. Her majesty the Queen, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson were amongst those who attended to pay tribute to our armed forces.
The evening of commemoration included musical performances from Jeff Goldblum, James Blunt, Louise Dearman and Colin Thackeray.
Onsite from Thursday 7th November, the Eat to the Beat team began with a lunch for over 220 members of the crew. Across the three days the team were onsite they served almost 2000 breakfast, lunches and dinners, culminating with a three course meal on Saturday evening for 374 event crew, BBC crew, radio crew and artists. As always, a wide range of dietary requirements were catered for and every seating had a selection of delicious dishes. There were also an array of delicious desserts on offer throughout, including symbolic poppy shaped cookies.
Festival of Remembrance catering in numbers: 1 amazing evening, 24 kilograms of spaghetti, 92 kilograms of plum tomatoes, 3000 teabags, 700 portions of mixed green salad, 120 litres of milk, 40 kilograms of coleslaw and 1881 meals served over 3 days.