9,000 dinner guests … 180,000 items of table top equipment… 1500 kilos of seafood… 15,000 freshly baked bread rolls… 60 tonnes of beverage stock… 200 chefs, 600 service staff and our heroic band of almost 200 + stewards who worked in shifts manning the dishwashers for 48 hours straight!
The award winning kitchens at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre were in overdrive last Friday and Saturday night managing one of the busiest December weekends on record.
And the 9,000 did not include daytime crowds of up to 3,000.
With 85 events on the Centre’s December calendar, the weekend’s peak activity was symptomatic of the Centre’s frenetic agenda this year, which saw the hosting of 1300 events and more than 730,000 people.
2012 has been a momentous year for the Brisbane Centre following the opening of their $140 million expansion, BCEC on Grey Street. It provides an indication of what the Centre can expect in 2013 and looking ahead to 2014 when Brisbane and the Centre host the G20 Leaders Summit.