What better way to celebrate a 60th birthday than by having a party on board one of Britain’s greatest warships, HMS Warrior. There is though one small problem with Warrior; she’s afloat. This is fine at low water when the gangplank is practically level. At the top of a spring tide though the gangplank more closely resembles a cliff face, and the wearing of crampons feels as if it is a necessity. With all the food, and all the equipment needed to cook and serve it, having to go up and down this gangplank, catering on board this historic vessel can truly be said to be a challenge at times.
ON THE DAY
All Peter needed to do was ensure his guests made it up the gangplank and down into the ship in time to be served. Our team had arrived some hours earlier, climbed the steel hill, and got the food preparation underway. Fortunately there were no mishaps and everyone got the food and service they had hoped for, especially Peter.