Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

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Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant. Known for their modern take on Southern cooking, the Lee brothers steeped themselves in the catering business for four years, learning the culture from the inside-out. It’s a realm where you find eccentric characters, working in extreme conditions, who must produce magical events and instantly adapt when, for instance, the host’s toast runs a half-hour too long, a hail storm erupts, or a rolling rack of hundreds of ice cream desserts goes wheels-up.

Whether they’re dashing through black-tie fundraisers, celebrity-spotting at a Hamptons cookout, or following a silverware crew at 3:00 a.m. in a warehouse in New Jersey, the Lee brothers guide you on a romp from the inner circle - the elite team of chefs using little more than their wits and Sterno to turn out lamb shanks for eight hundred - to the outer reaches of the industries that facilitate the most dazzling galas. You’ll never attend a party - or entertain on your own - in the same way after reading this book.

ISBN: 9781250241399

Published Date: January 1, 2019

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Language: English

Page Count: 272

Size: 9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.00" h