March 2012 Foreshore Dinner at LBSC

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Foreshore Dinner - More than 150 members attended
Foreshore Dinner - More than 150 members attended
Foreshore Dinner - Another little helper
Foreshore Dinner - Another little helper
Foreshore Dinner - All the little helpers
Foreshore Dinner - All the little helpers
Foreshore Dinner - More than 150 members attended
Foreshore Dinner - More than 150 members attended
Foreshore Dinner - Sorry, but there's no more food
Foreshore Dinner - Sorry, but there's no more food
Foreshore Dinner - The cooks
Foreshore Dinner - The cooks
Foreshore Dinner - The President's wife
Foreshore Dinner - The President's wife
Foreshore Dinner - Cooks and Caterers
Foreshore Dinner - Cooks and Caterers
Foreshore Dinner - Have we done this order?
Foreshore Dinner - Have we done this order?
Foreshore Dinner - A little helper
Foreshore Dinner - A little helper
Foreshore Dinner - Another crowd photo
Foreshore Dinner - Another crowd photo
John Woollatt, Saturday, 31 March 2012
Largs Bay Sailing Club
  
March 2012 Foreshore Dinner at LBSC - A great success !!!
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Report on March 2012 Foreshore Dinner

 An extremely successful "Family Tea" was held at the Largs Club on Saturday, 31st of March to wind up a great 2011/12 sailing season.

What great support we had from members and friends for this dinner. Beef and chicken schnitzel was on the menu accompanied by salads, baked potatoes and gravy.

Over 150 meals were served in a well-orchestrated and timely manner due to the excellent planning and co-ordination of our kitchen volunteers lead by Ann-Marie Simms as “kitchen controller” taking orders then calling plate-up instructions. Then Ann-Marie Gaffney on what seemed like roller skates, ensured that the final plate-up and orders matched the servery and delivery call.  Watching her reminded me of the old egg and spoon races for some reason as she moved from one end of the kitchen to the other with plates in hand. Both our Ann-Marie's worked very well together.  Their husbands, Greg Gaffney and President Michael kept a low profile (doing as they were told - no questioning), which worked well actually with Greg on the schnitzel deep fry and Michael on potato distribution. On gravy we had Greg Hampton and then later temperature controller stand-in, Barry O’Toole. On salad plate up and supply there was Jesse Janssen plus Alicia and Brooke Gaffney. Garlic bread and plain bread was placed out for self service.

The Schnitzels from Saints Meat Store were massive. The beef schnitzels had to be folded in half to fit on the plate. The only person to mention he was still hungry afterwards was Peter Simms. An extra baked potato was thrown at him (in a safe and not dangerous manner) but he returned it, so he must have been joking!

The kitchen started taking orders at quarter to 6. At 10 past six, they started serving the meals. All meals were served within 30 minutes which was and extraordinary achievement.  Only dropped one schnitzel. We can’t tell you who ended up with that one … Only joking!

Sweets was a serve yourself approach for ice-cream sundaes. However we had an added bonus and lovely surprise when Sue Clarke turned up with a plate of cupcake "boats" that she had made for the evening. Don’t you reckon Sue was surprised when we told here we had close to 160 bookings!  Sue made 70 of these cute little cupcake things. They even had sails.

  Our after meal dishwasher technicians were, Matthew Carter, John Woollatt and Leon Simms. Thanks also to Audrey Angove for ordering and picking up supplies and Christine for foil wrapping 160 plus potatoes. Also thanks to those helpful persons who set up then packed up tables and chairs.
  Two bar staffs worked frantically during the evening as the extra salted condiments pre meal which were left on the tables worked a treat in creating that thirsty feeling as was the sneaky plan. Christine Haydon had to lend a hand behind the bar at one stage to keep up supply with demand. Mark Potts got the gig of collecting empty glasses and returning them to the bar. The pedometer he wore for the night clocked 5 kilometres for the evening. Well done Mark.
 

A couple of raffles were run as well with the Gaffney girls and Jesse selling tickets. The meat tray was won by Barry Dixon and the dinner for two at the Largs Pier Hotel was won by John Woollatt, Great to see that two of our regular family tea supporters won the prizes..

In summary. Good fun. Gotta do it again!

 

 Photos from the Foreshore Dinner
Thanks to John Woollatt and his mobile phone.

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