The kitchen team
The food set up for Paris was fairly unique in that the venue didn’t have fully functioning kitchen. Therefore, all the food prep and cooking was done off site, at Baldev Singh’s beautiful restaurant Jodhpur Palace. He was so acomodating and he and his team were a pleasure to work with.
Safia, Baldev, Baldev’s brother and nephew all sat and ate dinner together in the evening on the prep day.
There was an array of beautiful local shops with wonderful French produce. Safia picked up some little French figs, as a parnish for the dessert, as well as French roses to decorate the sweet, as well as each invidual place setting for the guests.
The City of Paris
Upon arriving in Paris, Safia and Rachel decided that one place the Freshwork campvan needed to pop by and visit was the Eiffel Tower! So, after Safia left the food prep and Rachel finished up at the venue, they made a late-night trip into the centre of Paris.
They had untentionally timed their visit perfectly, as they arrived in time for the structure’s shimering glow (it happens from 6pm, on the hour, for 5 minutes) and they caught the midnight display!
Meal kits for food prep
The morning of the event, Safia stayed on site at the venue to oversee the dining set up, prepare the dessert platters, and communicate timings with Baldev and the team, who were back at base putting the final touches on the dishes. These were then loaded into huge containers that keep the food piping hot (at exactly the temperature they are before they are sealed closed).
When Baldev arrived, the team unloaded everything and brought it straight to Safia, who saw that it was immediately taken to the buffet station, ready to feed hungry guests!
Here’s a quick video of the food service at Paris…
Freshworks, GroundSwell & Pure Punjabi
Next city… Berlin…
After a full-on day at the Paris venue, Safia headed off back to London, then onto home to set up and prepare the meal kits and spices for the 5th city on the European tour…Berlin.
To read about the previous cities on the European tour…
Click HERE for Madrid- the 3rd city
Click HERE for Manchester – the 2nd city
Click HERE for London – the 1st city