My guests are going to be served cold food.

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@krex:  I have heard of people hiring college kids? Can you pay someone that works for the venue? Could you have someone do it while you have your grand entrance or something? Could a parent or groomsmen run in to handle it? My mom is going to miss some dancing to set up the desert bar

Post # 4
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1243 posts
Bumble bee

@krex:  Try a temp agency.  We hire servers from a temp agency for our events at work.

Post # 5
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@krex:  try moving this to food to get better responses

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@krex:  I have heard of ppl hiring college kids as well. My grandmother & grandfather got most of our setup & food ready for our at-home reception and with the help of my little brother & Dad no-one missed too much. However this may not work for everyone, my grandparents used to cater and were insistent on helping in that way. 

ETA: just saw your post about needing to rotate items out- maybe your mom could put a cousin or aunt in charge of it & those two could rotate out so no-one misses more than 20 minutes?

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@krex:  Can you assign people to handle things at different times? FI mom could take first shift and explain it to everyone else that helps? Keeps food rotating and nobody misses too much 

Post # 9
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you have ANY wiggle room in the budget, I would second trying to hire some college kids or other regular people who just need a little extra pocket money. You can try an advertisement on taskrabbit or a listing on taskrabbit.

Post # 10
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4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@krex:  I’ll echo everyone else, try some college kids! Consider posting a Craigslist ad and offering as much as you can to a few kids. You never know, you also may get some responses from caterers who are just starting up or need business. 

Take some deep breaths! You’ll get it figured out!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Is there a local community college with a hospitality/food service program near your venue?  There is one near us and I do know people hire their students for just such occasions.

Also, our local high school has a culinary program.  Check with the one near your venue.  The instructor might be up for hire or he might be able to suggest his best students to you.  It would be wonderful to have people who truly understand food safety/sanitation doing this for you.

Post # 12
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5966 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@krex:  is there any way to set up those heating things that go underneath the trays that keep the trays semi warm while they are out and then just refilling trays?

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