Just Another Weekend

Rady’s Children's Hospital opened a new wing called the Acute Care Pavilion. This new wing is state of the art and will prove to revolutionize hospital designs around the U.S. It is deemed a “green” building with the entire medical “bells and whistles.” Crown Point Catering was honored with being a part of this grand event. Business was steady throughout September and although we had blocked the week of September off to new parties, we could not turn down business; needless to say on top of lunch for 2,000 and a 10-station party for 700 people we still took on new clients that weekend. For 72 hours straight we had people working in the kitchen making things happen. Thursday night we had a decent size party at the USS midway. The two trucks returned to the kitchen at 1:00 in the morning; they left the next morning before 6:00am loaded with supplies for 2,000 sack lunches! Most of the staff worked doubles that day as we had a sit down dinner that evening. Saturday morning it started all over again as those of us who got a few hours of sleep the night before (some stayed up all night, washing dishes, unloading, re-loading, and preparing the kitchen for Saturday) managed to make it into the kitchen in the morning to prepare for our 10-station onslaught at Rady’s that evening. The new Children’s Hospital wing was a grand opening to say the least. There were 10 stations set up with food, half a dozen bars (with glowing cocktail glasses), and a live music performance by a choir of Children’s Hospital former patients. The event was most successful.