Morgan Williams is a clever guy. He’s the kind of guy who makes things happen. All the time. I am constantly amazed at the ideas he comes up with. Lots of people have great ideas. Not everyone makes them happen every time.
Not long after the earthquakes in Christchurch, Morgan set up Quickie Events, an event company to get people moving again and interacting with a landscape they may have thought had betrayed them. A series of events such as a Quickie in the Forest, a Quickie in the Quarry, Quickie on the Beach and the Quarter Pounder, which, despite the suggestiveness of their names, were family friendly and allowed people to take part in mini multi-sport events and feel successful. Instead of daunting amounts of kilometres on bikes and running, Quickie Events offered short, achievable distances and a way to move on from the shaking.
His latest idea also involves a Q and a good time. The inaugural Quiz Bite was a resounding success, sold out well before the night and resulted in a lot of happy, if perhaps also slightly-disappointed-in-their-own-lack-of-what-they-may-have-thought-was-an-incredible-culinary-knowledge people. Here read I was slightly disappointed in my lack of culinary knowledge.
Five rounds. Three involving tasting and smelling and working out just what was IN (and in one case what wasn’t in) those little pottles and slithers and morsels of entrees, mains and dessert/cheese. Two involving general food knowledge and responding to visual cues. There was also a practical bread-making challenge thrown in for good measure. I’m still not really sure what a zopf is, but there was a lot of laughing and goodness in between the furrowed brow moments.
Look out for the next one, Christchurch people. So. Good.