Payne & Gunter

The BRIT Awards: the menu in numbers

On 21 February 2012, London's O2 will be flooded with the stars of the music industry - from the UK and beyond - for The 2012 BRIT Awards with MasterCard.

And of course, coming with them will be hundreds of hungry bellies and thirsty mouths, so it's just as well expert British caterers Payne & Gunter are on hand to supply the catering for The BRITs once again. So before they fire up the ovens, fold the napkins and set the tables, check out the incredible numbers behind this year's BRITs catering.

60 chefs
100kg of tomatoes
120 litres of fresh lime juice
130kg diced lamb shoulder
150kg butter
220kg red cabbage from Cambridgeshire
550 front of house waiting staff
1200 lamb best ends
1500 food preparation hours
3000 eggs
5200 pieces of crostini from 175 foccacia slabs
5500kg ice
7800 “truffles” rolled
15000 glasses

We just hope no one has had a big lunch beforehand...