There is just something magical in the air this time of year: the smells of grass, dew, chlorine, and gun powder along with the sounds of marathons, relays and exploding pads. Okay so the last part is totally the bias of a former helmeted grid iron-ite. Two a days and drills leading us up to the click clack of game day made this one of my favorite times of the year. Add to it the whole Summer Olympics thing where Nationalism washes over the masses and the airwaves as even the most cynical citizens watch intently to find out how many medals his country has won in the display of ideological imperialism that defined the Cold War, the Berlin Olympics, and the formation of the “Dream Team”. I’m just saying…
Anywho, what does this have to do with food? Well today we had a gig in Fremont. We partnered with Telecom Giant, We’ve Got Tone to provide their clients in an Apartment complex a Lunch and Learn to remember. To be more accurate, a Lunch and Learn we could never forget!
The space was gorgeous. For the record we have been working with the Giant and the “Telecom Maven” over the past month or so visiting many properties to raise the bar on the whole “customer appreciation”
thing. Who doesn’t love food? And as they say, “if it’s free, give me three”. This has been the definition of the relationship we have had with the various property managers and the Giant. With that data in mind, we had represented well enough to be trusted to present to the clients of the client of the Giant (say that three times fast). That brings us back to the space, the Club Room.
Because the Club Room was so relaxing, we were lulled into a false sense of calm. At least I was. Chef and Hayward’s Finest (our latest addition to the crew) may not have been sucker punched as I was. Monk and Number 2 were out celebrating Number 2’s milestone 3rd 25thBirthday in Muir Woods or something like
that. Hayward’s Finest did a bang up job though. She is doing a fabulous job with us. So we had a unique menu to represent the population (more vegetarian options) with a specific head count. As good purveyors of the experience, we brought it. But the clients of the clients of the Giant brought it bigger!
If you are reading this, you undoubtedly know that we were in the San Francisco Street Food Festival and that we have handled crowds of greater than 20k. Somehow the crowd today seemed like the zombie horde
from the Walking Dead storming Hershel’s farm in their all-consuming hunger. We had enough food. The food was good (we actually ran into a client of the client of the Giant) in a neighboring Starbuck’s and she told us several times that we were the best caterer the client of the client of the giant had ever used. We had a feeling because the Garbage Can never lies. But the affirmation that” I’m Okay, You’re Okay, Your food is FABULOUS” is always appreciated.
What we learned today is that we have some serious training to do before the Festivals next month. August is coming and we need to train. If we want gold, to make the cut, or just survive, it is time to hit the gym!
Life is short…eat something memorable.