Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fall Dinner

Last Wednesday, along with three of my colleagues, I spent the day, from 8:30 am-3:30 pm putting chair covers onto 750-odd chairs for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Fall Dinner. I love the Chamber’s dinner events; the buzz in the office, the excitement of set-up and those last few minutes before the “Voice of God” calls everyone into the ballroom are worth the toil of the dreaded chair covers.

While our guest speaker Jeff Rubin – award-winning economist and author of Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller – shared his thoughts on oil and the economy, my interest as the office’s resident “foodie” was the meal, which we chose in a meal test about a month earlier. We were pretty pleased as the meals came out, though with all the running around, I only managed to grab a few bites of my entree, while my dessert seemed to have disappeared – no one has fessed up about that one yet…Hmmm….

Anyhow, here’s a little inside peek as t the set-up that’s involved in one of the Chamber’s dinners as well as some pics of what the Chamber staff, our guest speaker, and our 750 some guests enjoyed for dinner.

General set-up…AGH, chair covers!

Almost finished…

Mixed greens salad w/ crispy prosciutto, fig & feta crisp
served w/ a creamy fig dressing

Pistachio-crusted chicken breast w/ a lemon beurre blanc & apricot salsa, Grilled tomato w/ mushrooms & Parmesan cheese,
Roasted potato and veg

Sticky date pudding served warm w/ a creamy toffee sauce

For more photos of the Chamber’s Annual Fall Dinner, check out the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Website.

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