The Governors Ball has always been the party for Hollywood's elite on Oscar night. And for the past 21 years, Cheryl Cecchetto and her Sequoia Productions team have made sure there's a seamless transition from ceremony to celebration.
This year's elegant motif celebrates the style of the late 1930s.
"I think the most important thing for me is when people walk in they feel grand, everyone's a winner," said Cecchetto. "When they come in here, it's about relaxing, having a glass of champagne."
And to go with that glass of champagne, a fabulous spread of food prepared once again by Wolfgang Puck.
He's done the food for the Governors Ball for 16-years. This year's menu twist offers a comfort food dish: chicken pot pie. Of course, Wolfgang fancy's it up a bit with black truffles. But he's still bringing out some of the old favorites.
"The chocolate Oscar has become such a tradition, also smoked salmon Oscar, people like them at the beginning," said Puck.
Regardless of what Puck comes up with each Oscar night, he says his focus is really one thing: service.
"To me, it's important they get served a great meal in a timely fashion," said Puck. "We have run restaurants in this city for years and we know most of the guests already. I try to do something which I think people will like and I will like too."
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be handed out Sunday, March 7.