Bjørnson always thanked the cook and the serving girls for good food and service. The large kitchen had modern fittings for its time, including pots and crockery fit for any occasion. The chocolate pot for the children for 17 May held 50 litres, and the coffee pot size was varied depending on the number of guests.
Many meals might be served during a day. Firstly breakfast. Followed by a light meal, lunch, afternoon coffee with titbits and supper. Simple, solid and good food was served daily. The family adapted to the food and eating habits of the place, in consideration of the people working there. Watery gruel was served daily as well as flat bread and cured ham.