Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Catering 101

I have fallen into the good fortune of having a regular and serious catering client. On Friday I will serve up a picnic for 33 guests, my third gig for Mariann in a month. I had a practice session with my friends Leslie, Bill, Dottie, and Cait (and Peter of course) last Sunday evening. It went very well. 33 is a large number to feed, but I'll do it with the courses you see pictured here: mac and cheese pasta salad; a salad of mixed greens; my infamous breadstick loaves; and (my recipe for baked) chicken nuggets with sauces of yogurt/horseradish and mustard/molasses. I did all the shopping this morning, although the inevitable happened - I forgot one or two things. I can snatch them up quickly tomorrow. Off we go!!!


Knatolee said...

I am a sucker for pasta salad. This all looks great!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I'm really impressed - cooking for 33 is no small task. Great menu - congrats on your new career!

Jenn said...

I do hope you at least post the recipe for the mac and cheese pasta salad :)
Good luck! 33 is a lot of people for sure.

Chris said...

You sir, are a glutton for punishment. I've done three gigs for friends. Each gig had others inquire if I would cater for them.

The last one I did was for a friend's art exhibit opening and the night before Brett was hospitalized with a concussion. I pulled it off but swore then I'd never cater again. Too much work for too little reward. I know some people do well at it, it's just not for me.

Pam said...

That is quite an endeavor with all those people. The menu sounds good and I'm sure you'll pull it off perfectly. Good luck!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

you are going to do amazing at this new part of your life! Wish you could come cater my house!

Michael Toa said...

You're just amazing Stephen. Hope you are getting some help, prepping and clearing up :)
The menus sounds delicious. Hope all went well and you had a great time.

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