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A conversational Q+A with Chase Flinn, Executive Chef – Cameron Mitchell Premier Events 

Man in chef’s coat - Chase Flinn, executive chef for Cameron Mitchell Premier Events.

 

First things first, what’s Thanksgiving in a Box? 

The Cameron Mitchell Premier Events Thanksgiving in a Box is a fully prepared, ready to heat dinner for about 10-12 people. Think of it as a take-home prix fixe menu for the holiday. For $279, you receive: 

-12 lb Brined and Roasted Whole Turkey
-Herbed Brioche Stuffing
-Natural Pan Gravy
-Cranberry Relish
-Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
-Sourdough Bread and Whipped Butter-Green Bean Casserole

And your choice of two of our desserts:
-Whole Pumpkin Pie, garnished with Cinnamon Short Bread and White Chocolate Mousse
-Oreo Crust Peanut Butter Pie
-Mutsu Apple Cobbler, with Cinnamon and Flaked Sugar Drop-Biscuit Crust

You can order your Thanksgiving in a Box by 11/21/2019 by 5 PM by calling our office at 614-848-4700! Your box will come with reheating instructions written by our chef team to help make your Holiday as stress-free as possible.

View from above of roasted turkey with dressing, cranberry relish, gravy and pumpkin pie.

What about our friends with large families?
We have many guests who order multiple boxes or buy from the a la carte menu to supplement their order! 

So this seems like a pretty big production… How do you prepare for Thanksgiving in a Box?
With our numerous years of offering Thanksgiving in a Box, we have some historical data to help estimate our orders. Our biggest challenge while preparing is making sure we stay ahead of the large orders, pay close attention to detail, and stay in consistent communication with our team. 

What does Thanksgiving in a Box look like behind the scenes?
We take meticulous notes for our team to specify instructions for production and schedule to ensure that our guests are receiving the same level of care as they would at one of our events or in a Cameron Mitchell Restaurant. 

In the past, we have had production numbers around 70 gallons of gravy and 1,200lbs of potatoes. This year, we are expecting to roast over 250 Thanksgiving turkeys.

We will also have approximately 30 chefs working on this production team for about five days leading up to pick up day. 

Additionally, building boxes will take at least 8 hours and about 12 people to make sure each guest is taking home the perfect Thanksgiving. 

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving in a Box?
I would say my favorite dish would be stuffing because I love the crispy edges! However, the cranberry relish would be a close second.

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