When you watch the Oscars this Sunday, you probably won't realize how much work and detail went into the event. At the Governor's Ball held after the ceremony, 1,500 guests will attend an event staffed by 950 people and a 350-person culinary team.
Waiters will wear four different uniforms and serve guests 1,500 bottles of Thienot champagne. The champagne will be served in some of the 12,000 beverage glasses. There will be 302 bar stools and 423 pieces of furniture that will be re-covered with 1,935 yards of fabric. Workers will have cooked, assembled and prepped for 2,100 hours to put together the event.
Wolfgang Puck's team will be busy in the kitchen that night, serving an elaborate menu with more vegetarian and vegan options than ever. The team will be working with 1,200 potatoes, 6,000 chestnut tortellini and 150 pounds of organic sugar. Seventy-five hundred individual shrimp will be served with 30 gallons of cocktail sauce. Pastry cooks will be busy working with 1,000 pounds of bittersweet chocolate.
Think your trip to the grocery store is tough? Take a look below to see more items on the outrageous Oscar grocery list:
6,500 wood-fired Oscar-shaped flat breads
3,500 miso cones
250 pounds troll-caught Atlantic bigeye
17 whole U.S. wild-caught yellowtail
1,300 farmed oysters
5 kilos American farm-raised caviar
600 Maine lobsters
250 pounds sticky rice
50 whole yellowtail snapper
25 gallons spicy mustard
1,250 stone crab claws
200 pounds beluga lentils
300 whole Jidori chickens
400 pounds Snake River Farms New York steak
10 pounds white truffles from Alba, Italy
10 pounds winter black truffles from Burgundy, France