Puck and Cecchetto added to Governors Ball team

Jan 26, 2009 by Ian Evans

Two veteran members of the Academy’s Governors Ball team have signed up again for this year’s big event.

For the 20th consecutive year, special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto has been chosen to produce the Governors Ball, the big party that follows the 81st Academy Awards® presentation on Sunday, February 22, 2009.

Cecchetto will work with Governors Ball Chair Cheryl Boone Isaacs to manage every detail pertaining to the event, including decor, entertainment, food and personnel.

“This year’s Governors Ball will be a marriage of simplicity and beauty that will reflect the Academy’s tradition of elegance as well as its contemporary style,” said Cecchetto.

For the 15th consecutive year, master chef Wolfgang Puck has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create the menu for the Governors Ball.

“The Governors Ball is the highlight of the season,” said Puck. “Our menu will have star-quality ingredients each dish showcasing the essence of seasonal flavor. With locally grown, sustainable and organic ingredients, guests will enjoy an award-worthy culinary experience.”

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