Five Star Cravings at the Oscars’ Governors Ball

By Sara Delgado, March 2, 2018

A 300-person culinary staff, 300 pounds of Miyazaki wagyu beef, 1,000 hibiscus flowers and 3,600 cage-free eggs—these are just four of the hundreds of items on the Academy Governors Ball and Oscars Party’s grocery list. This year Lois Burwell, Academy Awards and Events Committee Chair, is overseeing décor, menu and entertainment planning of the annual Ball alongside event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and her Sequoia Productions team. This will be Cecchetto’s 29th consecutive year producing the Governors Ball.

Master chef Wolfgang Puck is charge of the catering for the 24th consecutive year. From one-bite hors d’oeuvres to small entrees, the team will be preparing more than 60 dishes like smoked salmon Oscars, potato with caviar and truffle macaroni and cheese. These will be served alongside newly minted dishes like Wagyu beef tartare on puffed black rice, crab-stuffed hibiscus and taro root tacos with spiced eggplant. Get your Oscars appetite going with more of Wolfgang Puck Catering’s creations:

Menu

Compressed Cucumber
Mini Tuna Nicoise
Wagyu Beef Tartare on Puffed Black Rice
Asparagus Salad
Ruby Chocolate Dessert
Cocktail Macarons
Chocolate Oscars

By the Numbers

100+ top trained chefs
300 servers
1,500 guests
2,600 pound sculpted ice bar
6,500 wood-fired Oscar-shaped flat bread
4,500 pieces handmade “agnolotti” ravioli
33 pounds American farm-raised caviar
100,000 pieces dark chocolate couverture pistoles

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