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2022-05-24 5:47:18 PM  
lazy totalfarkers and the mods who enable them...
film at 11!
 
2022-05-24 6:32:43 PM  
As a personal chef, I've stayed away from catering jobs...it's too much potential liability and work, IMHO.
 
2022-05-24 6:44:49 PM  
I used to cater a winery's open house twice a year. It was fun , but then the owner decided to go the food truck route , instead of passing out free grub. One reason I lost that friend. ( The other was " why would I be a reference for you ? It's not like you worked for me ". I had helped at the winery and his home brewing store for years . )
 
2022-05-24 6:46:07 PM  
Because Congress can only pass trivial bills.
 
2022-05-24 7:16:15 PM  
been in catering for over 20 years, I don't recommend it
 
2022-05-24 7:24:30 PM  
"Are we having fun yet?"
 
2022-05-24 7:25:28 PM  
Worked as a dishwasher in college; one summer worked banquets and catering.  I assume "Appreciation Day" applies to the manager and wait-staff, not the invisible people in the kitchen.  Besides minimum wage, the appreciation we got was leftover food, which tbh was probably better.  One time we (me + 2 roommates) took home a box of 4 dozen unused box lunches from an underattended seminar.  I think that lasted like 3 days, so thanks fer the chicken, tater salad, and brownies!
 
2022-05-24 7:30:05 PM  

Billy Liar: Worked as a dishwasher in college; one summer worked banquets and catering.  I assume "Appreciation Day" applies to the manager and wait-staff, not the invisible people in the kitchen.  Besides minimum wage, the appreciation we got was leftover food, which tbh was probably better.  One time we (me + 2 roommates) took home a box of 4 dozen unused box lunches from an underattended seminar.  I think that lasted like 3 days, so thanks fer the chicken, tater salad, and brownies!


When I was a dishwasher, I made sure everyone got clean stuff , on the quick. Got some great really stoney pot and Alaskan Cokes ( Yukon Jack and coca cola ) for a good price and free , in that order . Why yes , that bartender was from Philly , and I was way underage to get served. Good times.
 
2022-05-24 7:43:24 PM  
Catering is a brutal gig, especially for the aforementioned "invisible people" who made sure that everything ran smoothly. In a different life, I moonlighted for a catering company that specifically hosted events for the Indian community in my area. The affairs were amazing to see, and I'm glad to have had the experience afforded to me, but fark all it was unforgiving. You'd need to kill me for me to even entertain the idea of doing that again.

That said, I guess I could be used as the handle for a push-broom once rigor mortis kicked in.

/leftover food was always amazing
//the body crushing pain? Less so
 
2022-05-25 5:32:39 AM  
elderly MIL was, for decades, an in-house caterer. that poor woman stood on her feet in a hot kitchen forming literally thousands of babby meatballs by hand for hours before each event. she's been unwillingly retired since before covid, she's nearly 80 now, and... she still misses it!!! she was always the first person there and the last person to leave. countless were the times I was grumpily awoken at 3am and tasked with shuttling her back to their house.

what I truly miss is the leftover goodies she'd bring home by the entire chafing dish, rawr! scampi, veg lasagna, stuffed mushrooms, mussels, scallops, pierogs out the wazoo, now yer talkin' my language.

/the noms is why I was mostly only pretend-grumpy lol
 
2022-05-25 7:26:51 AM  
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2022-05-25 5:50:01 PM  

Unrepentant Fool: Catering is a brutal gig, especially for the aforementioned "invisible people" who made sure that everything ran smoothly. In a different life, I moonlighted for a catering company that specifically hosted events for the Indian community in my area. The affairs were amazing to see, and I'm glad to have had the experience afforded to me, but fark all it was unforgiving. You'd need to kill me for me to even entertain the idea of doing that again.

That said, I guess I could be used as the handle for a push-broom once rigor mortis kicked in.

/leftover food was always amazing
//the body crushing pain? Less so


At least you weren't in India. I went to a wedding in Chennai and the caterers had to feed and clean up after the elephants, gods bless 'em.

The elephants were good natured.
 
2022-05-26 5:22:32 AM  

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truly underrated show!

Ragin' Asian: At least you weren't in India. I went to a wedding in Chennai and the caterers had to feed and clean up after the elephants, gods bless 'em.

The elephants were good natured.


oh dear lord, my ex-wife's Guj'rati family had some 17th-cousin marrying a Punjabi (this got really really weird when we all got into various traditional dancing) - and rented out entire floors of an Atlantic City hotel for, quite literally, months. cleaning up after the white horse and the elephants was farking nothing compared to the horrific messes certain trash-guests left everywhere.

Punjabi dancing:

Bhangraman: Earthquake Rescue | Goodness Gracious Me | BBC Studios
Youtube Jw-tQTS3-Iw


Gujarati dancing: you click sticks with alternating partners in a sort of mesmerizing algorithmic way.
 
2022-05-26 5:23:50 AM  
oh right, only 1 vidya per comment. fine.

Garba Dance with sticks from Gujarat in India
Youtube ysXpGeAtnzo
 
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