Hey guys. It’s me. Fourteen days left until I cook all of Ina Garten’s recipes in a year. NBD.
As you can imagine, things have escalated quickly over here. For me, the project has officially started because my staff and I have a system of work flows for each week of the project, and that work flow begins two weeks out. Which means we are in motion now.
Did you ever watch West Wing? I always remember them talking about “Advance.” (“Where’s Donna?” “Oh, she’s in Philly on Advance.”) Advance was the group of staffers that would go and make sure certain things were in place before a big presidential appearance or campaign event.
We sort of have our own version of Advance here at the Ina In A Year Headquarters. Our team wears different hats on different days, but the jobs include Ingredient Czar, Morning Fairy, Prep Schedule Princess, Party Planner, Art Manager, Equipment Manager, Grocery Genie, Big Project Manager, and VIP Liason. Clearly, we are having all the fun.
But for real, the work has ramped up, and I am ready.
The first round of Ina Lunch tickets are officially on sale, and they are going like hot cakes. We have already sold out one date, and the others are quickly headed in that direction. Ina Lunch tickets are available online only, and reservations are required. Do not delay!
Last, but not least, the final chapter of the Ina In A Year Prequel Videos is below. This video was recorded the week we made the final decision about executing the project, and I think the joy on my face says it all.
Thank you for watching, for reading, and for being part of this adventure!