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Offline Michael Gallagher

Quarter Deck Galley
« on: Jun 04, 2010, 10:52 PM »
Look at the soup cauldrons and the bread oven! :o

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Quarter Deck Galley
« Reply #1 on: Jun 05, 2010, 09:51 AM »
Another amazing set of photos, Michael. Thank you so much for not only taking and posting them, but also showing us the life that was going on there at meal times!

I wonder whether there were some items that were produced in one place for all the restaurants of QE2, for instance the soup and the bread rolls?

And how about the chocolate petits fours? You can let us into the secret now -- were they made on board or bought from a particular producer (Pia knows the name of the company) in Germany?

Offline Louis De Sousa

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Re: Quarter Deck Galley
« Reply #2 on: Jan 24, 2011, 06:23 AM »
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I wonder whether there were some items that were produced in one place for all the restaurants of QE2, for instance the soup and the bread rolls?

One the second photo you can the soup corner and that was made for all restaurants, the bread was backed in the bakery all the way forward in the Main Galley

Offline Rod

Re: Quarter Deck Galley
« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2011, 09:01 PM »
Picture #7 shows one of the 2 rotary ovens on the ship. One was in the "roast Corner" of the Columbia kitchen on quarter deck the other was in the bakers shop also on quarter deck. These were used to do mass bakings and roastings for all restaurants apart from the Queens grill. Both ovens were the same size. Each one had 4 shelves capable of holding nearly 1000 chickens each!
One of my jobs was to repair them when the bearings broke and dumped chickens all over the oven floor. I would have to crawl into the oven, fish the chickens/beef/pork out and repair the damage.
The oven shelves were about 18 feet long and 4 feet wide.

Offline Shaun Hobson Hobson

Re: Quarter Deck Galley
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2013, 11:43 PM »
I remember those cauldrons, they used to cook the fresh lobster in them, these almost opposite the Kosher kitchen in the main galley

Online cunardqueen

Re: Quarter Deck Galley
« Reply #5 on: Jun 14, 2013, 12:04 PM »
Surely the bread roll maker in the bottom photo isnt the same one as we saw on Alan Whicker Fast Boat to china.

It would be interesting to know if in recent years given the cost cutting just how much was bought in ready made. Bread rolls an example, by the time they are made and baked its cheaper to buy in ready made frozen ones, heat for a few mins and bang out they go to the pasengers.
And who desnt recall on Masterchef the scene with them pre making poached eggs for breakfast.
While lm sure everyone realises that most of the time our food isnt exactly made for us moments before. It is quite interesting when you see 200 plates of food all stacked up in a chiller at breakfast time ready to be given a blast in the oven, then sauce added and out they go to the guests.

Hotel life is always an eye opener.    :-X
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

 

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