On January 11, 2017, Bayview’s very own Chef Tamas Ronyai had the honor of catering at the Washington State Governor’s Inaugural Ball in Olympia. The reception was for 2,500 people and required immense amount of preparation from over 300 voluntary chefs and apprentices. Chef Tamas hand-picked his team which included skilled apprentices from Bayview, Melanie Pacheco and Tae Tran, and Elfie Luther from the Art Institute of Seattle. The experience, to say the least, was amazing.
Chef transferred all 2000 of his bite size savory and sweet foods from Seattle to Olympia. Security was extremely high and their van required a security sweep by staff and dogs! Chef’s menu offerings included savory delicacies such as Saffron Aioli, Cranberry Hummus, Cauliflower Pancake and sweets such as Mango White Chocolate Tart, Blood Orange Meringue Ball and much more. While the day lasted 20 hours, Chef Tamas and his team were able to meet Governor Jay Inslee and inspire guests to celebrate through good food and company. Bayview is very lucky to have Chef Tamas and his talented team here to influence our daily menu in our dining room: