Rod Stewart | Ford Idaho Center | October 24, 2018 (Cancelled per Rod Stewart)

Even though this show was cancelled at the 11th hour by Rod Stewart due to a injured foot, I spent two days working for the tour chef. Tours that have their own catering work from the time they open their eyes to the time they shut (they work 24/7 so I’m certain their eyes never reaalllly shut) Tour catering prepares 3 meals + snacks a day onsite for the entire touring crew (+150 people) and more often than not in a makeshift kitchen (outside in any weather condition. No shit) in tents fueled by huge propane tanks.

They not only plan out daily meals and snacks but there are multiple main dishes for varying diets, several side dishes to choose from and a dessert bar that will knock any sweet tooth out of the park. I see tricked out coffee bars and fresh juice bars with every fruit and vegetable to keep performers and crew in tip top shape. I don’t know where they find the time but the presentation is always well thought out and some tours even include holiday/seasonal appropriate props so even the most seasoned crew feels at home….. and don’t get me started if it’s someone’s birthday!.

It’s hard to eat healthy and thoughtful on the road so a giant “Thank you!” to the hardworking catering crews that keep hundreds of people fed. Every day. Every meal. Every show.