We had the honor of catering the hottest and most sought after event of Super bowl XL, held in Detroit, 2006. Two thousand of Hugh Heffner’s closest friends were in attendance, inside three hangars at the Coleman A. Young Int. Airport.
We staffed the entire event including bartenders, bar backs, bussers, wait staff, cocktail servers, captains, chefs and dish staff all totaling 120 staff members. It took 3 months of planning, coordinating with the event planners from Las Vegas, Playboy corporate personnel from New York, numerous menu tastings and changes and countless hours of emails, phone calls and messaging.
The menu included Rack of Lamb, Lobster Corndogs, Coconut Chicken Skewers, a Sushi conveyor belt built just for the event and Lobster Lollipops to name a few items.
The entire event went off without a hitch-and after a 20 hour day we were back to work on our next big event!
BY THE NUMBERS: 26,000 square feet of silver carpet / 21,000 pieces of rented glassware / 18,000 servings of food / 10,400 shots of Cuervo tequila / 3600 bottles of Miller Beer / 1500 sq feet in on-site kitchen / 1,200 bags of Better Made potato chips / 150 man-hours of food prep time / 100 pounds of lobster tails / 2 30-foot bars / 250 pounds of Beef Tenderloin / 1 custom built conveyor belt for Sushi / 1 live-women dessert-table centerpiece