Company of Cooks caters to the Bafta stars at Royal Opera House

11 February 2013 by
Company of Cooks caters to the Bafta stars at Royal Opera House

It's business as usual at the Royal Opera House after Company of Cooks caterer for more than 2,000 people at last night's Bafta awards.

More than 8,000 canapés and 400 magnums of Champagne were served to a stellar guest list that included award winners Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Daniel Day Lewis.

The menu featured Severn and Wye smoked salmon blinis, duck rillettes with red onion chutney, wild mushroom tortilla and peppered beef with preserved tomato, displayed with reels of film and golden envelopes.

More than 100 members of staff, all of whom had been trained at the caterer's own academy, were on-hand to deliver the event following months of preparation.

By Monday morning, the red carpet had been put away and Company of Cooks had reinstated the restaurants and Champagne bar in anticipation of a full house for the evening's performance of Eugene Onegin.

Mike Lucy, Company of Cooks founder said: "The food and events team excelled again with getting 2,000 plus people, who had battled the elements outside, looked after with great hospitality and fresh, honestly good food."

The Royal Opera House will again play host to an audience of actors at the end of April for the Olivier Awards with MasterCard, which will also be catered for by Company of Cooks.

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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