By Alyson Teeter
On Memorial Day more than 20 employees — including the owners and chefs –from the nationally known Relay Restaurant Group fed approximately 40 veterans and family members from the local Ballard community.
General Manager Michael Lund reached out to VFW Post 3063 in late April with the offer and that they wanted to hear “the amazing stories from people who helped make our country the amazing one it is today.” The post leadership team immediately said yes to the proposal!
The Memorial Day event started with a honor guard detail and an address from Commander Pete Krawitz. The front of the house staff showed off their serving skills while the kitchen staff showed off their culinary skills.
The Relay team provided a large assortment of picnic-themed food — from barbecue chicken to cornbread and potato salad — all with a gourmet flare. According to Lund, the menu came together that morning and they had fun being spontaneous.