Excitments in the Royal Kitchen

You could say that we are Royally Obsessed with the upcoming Royal Wedding this week!! Once again, fascinated by the cookery of the event…I enjoyed learning about the people behind the scenes…the Kitchen Staff.

Mark Flanagan of Buckingham Palace and his staff of 21 will be treating 600 guests to the canapés made from the best of British produce. Unfortunately for me…he is keeping quiet about the full menu until April 29, but the selection could include smoked salmon, beetroot blini, confit duck-leg terrine with smoked duck and pear chutney, quail eggs with celery salt, goat cheese and caramelized walnuts and parmesan crisp…why I feel exhausted already!! (smiles). Flanagan states that, “At any large event, we are always conscious of trying to make sure we uphold people’s expectations when they come to Buckingham Palace…for a lot of people, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” It’s their goal that they leave thinking everything was spectacular, especially the food!

Here at Miss Spenser’s we know what they are talking about…we not only want our guests to enjoy the environment, the programs, but also the foods…we are quite picky about the recipes we choose and the ingredients we use. Although, you will not be leaving Buckingham Palace, it too is our desire, that you leave thinking that everything was spectacular!

We understand the tensions they mention as the special event nears…many canapé type foods (or for us, tea foods), cannot be completed until the last minute. There are a lot of things you’d like to do ahead of time, but in all reality, it cannot be done until we see the guests arriving. Royal pastry Chef, Kathryn Boyden, has a bit more prep time when preparing the sweets, however, her team of 3 will not be able to take in the festivities of the wedding celebration because they will be working while every one else in the country is watching it. A total of 60 people from chefs to those opening car doors and pouring champagne will be working at the palace on the big day.

The palace has confirmed the rooms that will be used for the Queen’s reception, The White Drawing Room, Music Room, Blue Drawing Room, State Dining Room and the Picture Gallery, where the wedding cake will be displayed…What an exciting time this will be!!

Tune into DATELINE NBC Wednesday, April 27th at 8/7c there will be airing "Inside the Royal Wedding"


  1. Amazing to watch what all goes into these grand occasions. The Brits know how to do spectacle...brilliantly!

  2. Fun post! Great photos! Royal excitement abounds!


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