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Old 06-24-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
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catering pics and lessons learned

Well, this weekend marked my first real loser catering job.. well.. money wise, I broke even... just didnt get paid for my time.. I spat out a price to a client and undershot it, and then I went and over shot the amount of food required. Not to mention.. the centerpiece was supposed to be a big basket Ice Mold ... well, I had to eat the cost of that thing because it didnt work... the dang thing had a biiiiiiiiig crack right through the center and I was afraid to put it out.... all said and done.. i made a nice showing and I think some referals.. so maybe not a total loss. fresh fruit is expensive and time consuming. The client was happy, so in that case it was successful.

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Old 06-24-2007, 11:27 PM   #2
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Well, this weekend marked my first real loser catering job.. well.. money wise, I broke even... just didnt get paid for my time.. I spat out a price to a client and undershot it, and then I went and over shot the amount of food required. Not to mention.. the centerpiece was supposed to be a big basket Ice Mold ... well, I had to eat the cost of that thing because it didnt work... the dang thing had a biiiiiiiiig crack right through the center and I was afraid to put it out.... all said and done.. i made a nice showing and I think some referals.. so maybe not a total loss. fresh fruit is expensive and time consuming. The client was happy, so in that case it was successful.

here are some pics.. tell me what you think





Very nice spread indeed!!!!.............but where is the "Q"??????
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:55 AM   #3
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Nice lookin' table Gary....hey, I've got a mean stuffed pork loin recipe I could let you have.
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Great presentation!
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:39 AM   #5
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Looks good Gary. Is that at a store?
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:43 AM   #6
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looks great!
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Looks great Gary! Maybe you should change it from "Garys BBQ" to "Garys Fruity BBQ"!
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and now you know why them fruit platters cost $35 a pop!!!!! like you said, not cheap, and VERY time consuming...

Very nice presentation, btw
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looks good to me.....hopefully you get some more business out of it
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:06 PM   #10
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The pharmacist said she handed out several of my cards.. so hopefully there will be more business from it.

I thought it turned out looking real nice... twas alot of work though
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Looks good!

The only thing I may recommend for the future is to make some watermelon baskets or cantaloupe baskets. The reason is that they take up a lot of table space, look impressive but are actually filled with much less fruit then a platter.
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Top Notch presentation Gray.
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