People always end up in the kitchen at a holiday party — even when you have a guest list of 400. And that’s the point of Christmas in the Kitchen, the Dec. 12 event that benefits the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.
The annual event takes place in the culinary center of the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, where executive chef John Pivar and his staff will cook and serve a menu that includes 20 to 25 dishes and 10 desserts.
This year, the 1,600-square-foot kitchen will be set up with a dozen food stations featuring everything from beef tenderloin and whole fried red snapper to a mashed potato station, a rotating pizza oven and a raw bar.
And just like at any party, some guests will never leave the kitchen. “Seventy-five percent will eventually go sit down, but there are some that stay in the kitchen the whole time,” Pivar said.
Kelly Bodner, a regular attendee, is one of those. &ld...