- Narrated by: Matt Lee, Ted Lee
- Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
- Release date: 04-09-19
Hotbox AudioBook Summary
This program is read by the authors.
Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience.
Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have more in common with a mobile army hospital than a restaurant. Known for their modern take on Southern cooking, the Lee brothers steeped themselves in the catering business for four years, learning the culture from the inside out. It’s a realm where you find eccentric characters, working in extreme conditions, who must produce magical events and instantly adapt when, for instance, the host’s toast runs a half hour too long, a hailstorm erupts, or a rolling rack of hundreds of ice cream desserts goes wheels-up.
Whether they’re dashing through black-tie fundraisers, celebrity-spotting at a Hamptons cookout, or following a silverware crew at 3:00 a.m. in a warehouse in New Jersey, the Lee brothers guide you on a romp from the inner circle – the elite team of chefs using little more than their wits and Sterno to turn out lamb shanks for 800 – to the outer reaches of the industries that facilitate the most dazzling galas. You’ll never attend a party – or entertain on your own – in the same way after listening to this audiobook.