Who would have thought that a year after I first started baking/cooking, I would have catered my first wedding? Sure, I have done a fewcatering jobs here and there- a few school functions, a Bank’s Christmas Party – but a wedding? A wedding, to me, is a big deal. That someone would wntrust their big day to me is a compliment. Maybe it’s just because I came in under their budget. Maybe they were desperate. Or maybe they thought I really could do a good job. I hope it’s the latter.
This family found me via word of mouth – one of the school secretaries from a function I did one night mentioned me to a friend, one thing led to another and, well, I was hired. What started off as a small wedding, maybe 110 people, grew this week to 200. I was on vacation at the time I got this news, so maybe that’s what helped me stay calm. What you don’t realize is that I did this job alone. Only my husband helped. It was heavy hors d’oeuvres, but a nice menu, I think.
- Virginia Baked Ham on Honey Glazed Croissants
- Fire Roasted Red Pepper Roulades
- Rotisserie Chicken Salad in Puff Pastry
- Petite Chicken Quesadillas
- Bacon Cheddar Potato Salad
- Deluxe Fruit Tray
- Cheese & Cracker Assortment
- Vegetable Crudite
Wow, it was hard work. We also provided the Punch, Tea and Lemonade. Keeping the drinks full was more of a challenge than anything else – this crowd was thirsty! Everyone got a plate of our food, some took seconds before some of the guests got firsts – but I was smart enough to make sure I pre-made a plate for the Bride, the Groom, and the Bride’s Parents. (Hello? They paid the bill, right?) I also made a couple of to-go boxes for the Newlyweds – they had a 7 hour drive to their honeymoon, and no one ever really gets to eat at their own wedding. I hope they enjoyed it!
So my next wedding? It’s June 20th…and my husband has given his notice. He quit 5 minutes before we finished today. I don’t think he likes the rush of it like I do, so it looks like my dear Mother will be stepping in to help with that one!
What do you think? Does it look professional enough? Is there something you have seen at a wedding or event that looked really nice that I could duplicate? I am certainly looking for fresh, new ideas, and I would LOVE your insight!
Have a great Holiday Weekend, everyone!