Zoltan Fordos and Jan Šmelhaus have good taste – in cars, of course, but first and foremost with food. The duo, here as Zátiší Catering, are responsible for preparing the 800 meals that will feed tonight's hungry guests. Only the best will do for the highly anticipated launch of the ŠKODA KODIAQ: food will be cooked, arranged and served by 100 specialist chefs, kitchen staff and waiters. “Our ingredients will – like the car – arrive from the Czech Republic. Each dish will be finalised here on location, and guests will enjoy a live cooking experience as the night unfolds,“ says Jan, standing proud in Kraftwerk Berlin. He turns and glances at the catering equipment behind him – hundreds of glasses, plates and pieces of cutlery still wrapped up, waiting to be unpacked. He counts silently. “We’ll serve about 800 kilograms of food, so everyone should be nice and full by the end of the evening“.
But what’s on the menu? “We have four main dishes, each representing a living environment: outdoor, utility, urban and sport,“ explains Zoltan. He smiles and adds: “But my personal highlight has got to be the ice cream – we prepare it in front of the audience. It's nearly as cool as this place, the location for the world premiere of the ŠKODA KODIAQ.