Behind the Scenes with SMST2

Erika gives us an inside look at the SMS T2 pizza fundraiser night at JJ Hapgoods! 

So I think we found our new calling….in case the whole ski thing doesn’t work out, SMS T2 makes a preeeetty killer pizza making team. Last Tuesday, the T2 team traded our ski poles for kitchen knives and put our muscles to the test creating, making and serving wood-fired pizza! We partnered up with local general store and eatery, J.J. Hapgood’s for a night of music, pizza and community.

Here’s a video I edited that takes a behind the scenes look at our fun night!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jfjt80ux6eyk15k/SMS%20T2%20Pizza%20Night.mp4?oref=e&n=130284142

By the numbers:

108: Guests who attended the SMS T2 pizza night

26: Songs Andy, his dad, and the “The Doc-o-tola of Rock & Rolla” learned and performed at the fundraising event

9: Hours Ben and Annie spent in the Hapgood kitchen prepping and making fresh pizzas

8: original pizza recipes all created by yours truly!

100: individually crafted pizzas prepared (and eaten!) over the course of the evening

The event was a ton of fun and a huge success! I was also impressed how well we worked as a team with each person having a “job” and helping make the event run smoothly…you know, how a team should work!

The creative creations by each team member!
The creative creations by each team member!

Annie H and Ben were the head chefs, taking charge in the kitchen, throwing dough and making sure the pizzas matched the vision developed by each athlete on the team

Ben and Annie mastering the pizza station
Ben and Annie mastering the pizza station
Ben's pretty good at throwing the dough!
Ben’s pretty good at throwing the dough!

Wood-fired GOODNESS

Careful - it's hot in there!
Careful – it’s hot in there!

Jessie, Sophie, and I (and also Annie P.-–she was kind of a Jill-of-all-trades) were sous-chefs for the night, prepping salads, desserts and drinks. We also somehow found some time to socialize (typical girls :)

Annie and Jessie whipping up dessert in mason jars
Annie and Jessie whipping up dessert in mason jars
Sophie chopping tomaaaatoes
Sophie chopping tomaaaatoes

Annie P used her bartending and serving experience to shuttle the pizzas from kitchen to table all while looking good and acting as the unofficial MC for the night

Annie P holding down the fort
Annie P holding down the fort

Andy kept our ears as happy as our bellies, performing original and cover tunes with his dad and the “Docotola”

Andy getting tuned up and ready to rock and roll
Andy getting tuned up and ready to rock and roll

Paddy and Simi manned the pizza table, keeping plates full and directing pizza-eaters to their favorite choices all with their bright signature smiles

Tasty pizzas!
Paddy, Simi and Sophie supervising the pizza table
Tasty recipes!
Tasty recipes!
So much pizza!
So much pizza!
And lots of fun people!
And lots of fun people!

Pat handled the dishes and I helped as a sous chef, working with Sophie to make salads and dessert and dubbed myself head videographer… I give to you a behind the scenes look at the SMS T2 pizza night with J.J. Hapgood’s

Jessie, Sophie and Erika with some big fans of the team!
Jessie, Sophie and Erika with some big fans of the team!

We owe a huge thank you to J.J. Hapgood’s for hosting the event and to everyone who came out to support us! Hope to see you all again soon!

XO

Erika

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