Pop culture says a lot about a society. In 500 years, people will marvel at the social depth, empathy and sophistication of late 20th Century society. They may even envy the achievements of those times, especially when encountering productions such as Baywatch, originally starring David Hassellhoff (the Hoff) and Pamela Anderson.
Baywatch taught us a lot about who we are and better yet, who we aspire to be. Because at Roozervelts we are fascinated with the pursuit of catering excellence, let’s see which lessons from Baywatch we can best utilise to achieve this goal!
1) Slow Motion Catering Skills
No discussion of Baywatch would be complete without mentioning slow-motion. So the story goes, Baywatch’s famous slow-mo scenes were originally a solution to the problem of early episodes being of insufficient duration for the required timeslot.
The challenge was resolved by stretching out selected parts of the footage, primarily, women running in bikinis, in slow motion. Ironically this became an iconic aspect of the production.
What can you learn from this? Well, slow motion is a great mindset to adopt – channel your inner Baywatch if you need to handle any food or beverages!
There’s not much use in a lifeguard who’s not vigilant, and the same is true of an event host. Just as saving tourists from sharks, rips and badly-written scripts was the mandate of the Baywatch tower staff, so too should a host monitor and ensure the wellbeing of guests. If you’re setting up the event, take the time, if possible, to check in with guests and ensure they’re having a good time. Their feedback is valuable and should be included to improve future events!
3) Seasons For Catering
Unlike Baywatch, which is best enjoyed on a summer day at the beach, in Melbourne’s CBD we experience what can only be described as a confrontational range of seasons and weather. Get the most out of meals by complimenting the seasons with appropriate catering choices – cold for summer, hot for winter, and yummy finger food all year round! We’ve got you covered with a wide range of choices. Talk to our team about the best options for your event!
4) Bikini Bodies and Healthy Eating
It’s important to eat healthily and it’s also important to enjoy your life. When you’re catering what matters most is that your guests have food they can enjoy. The key is variety – to make sure there is something for everyone to eat regardless of their fitness program!
5) Give Yourself a Cool Name
According to Wikipedia, Baywatch was cancelled after the first season but revived by The Hoff only for it to become one of the most successful shows of all time. What’s really great about this story is The Hoff himself. At one point he was the most televised human being of all time! Was it because of who he was, or how he was known? Have a crack at stardom and catering fame by making yourself known around the office by a cool name. Here are some helpful conversions to get you thinking:
Coleman => The Cole
Walker => The Walk
Gonzalez => The Gonz
Patterson => The Patt