From our kitchen: 3/6/13
On the menu this week...
||ROASTED VEGETABLE SOUP
||TOMATO & AUBERGINE PASTA
||CHILLI SANS CARNE
This week is a time of great thanks, following the monumental efforts that individuals put in to make the food stall a great success at last weekend’s School Fair.
Firstly, the cooks who worked all day Saturday and Sunday, particularly Mrs Lara B and her delicious vegetable curry. She also kept all of the curries warming for service on a less that worthy stove top. Then there’s the indefatigable Mrs Sandy B who really was the kitchen manager (I was truly just a bystander) and best onion and garlic chopper ever. This woman never left the kitchen all weekend!
Next, I must mention Clive and Jude P. Clive was the ‘Rosti’ chef...all day, and Jude the rice and main food runner between the kitchen and service which is a heavy, unrewarding job. She was the only one brave enough to pass me any bad news. This couple were also the main contributors to the clean up process with Sandy and Lara, which was a hideous task after 500 plus meals.
Outside, the accounting genius of Mrs Sam R saw the money flow...and she was also an all day stayer.
Then there’s the Year 4 and 6 parents who came for 1, 2 and even 3 shifts. They now know what service for 250+ in one hour is like and they rose to the challenge admirably.
Finally, the UK ‘engineering and maintenance team’, namely Ray B, Vic M and Kenny W for their technical prowess and devotion to the French Cafe's profits. We had real issues with electricity on the day, as demonstrated by Mr Mane being silenced when he first spoke. They also ran around like crazy men doing the 'stuff' no one else wanted to.
I thank you all. Your combined efforts were truly amazing!