Countdown to Punchestown: Fast Facts on food and drink at the Festival

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Countdown to Punchestown: Fast Facts on food and drink at the Festival
20:20 Sunday 15th of April 2018

Punchestown Catering will contract over 420 catering staff at the Racing Festival including 60 chefs.

A team of nine pastry chefs will spend 1,580 hours producing over 15,000 portions of handmade
desserts.

Here is a sample of the range of food and drink expected to be consumed:

  • 2,000 racks of Grass Fed Irish Lamb will be served.
  • 7,500 Irish Fillet Steaks will be prepared.
  • 1050 loafs of freshly baked artisan bread will be served.
  • 1000 portions of the freshest Monkfish and Organic Salmon will be served.
  • 60 kilos of great Irish Artisan Cheese will be used.
  • 3 Tonnes of Fresh Vegetables and Organic Potatoes.
  • Over 6,000 bottles of wine will be poured in the hospitality venues.
  • 3,210 bottles, 36 magnums and 5 jeroboams of Champagne will be served.
  • 9,600 measures of Irish whiskey will be served in the Punchestown bars.
  • 124,700 pints will be poured by 180 bar tenders.
  • 10,000 Champagne glasses will be used.
  • An average of 45,000 burgers and 38,000 portions of chips will be served by the 186 strong mobile
    catering unit crew.
  • 59,000 cups of coffee will be ordered excluding corporate hospitality
  • 25,000 ice creams will be purchased.
  • 26,000 mini scones with cream & jam will be prepared.
  • 48,700 sandwich portions will be handmade.
  • 5,600 portions of beer battered fresh cod will be ordered.

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