(Closed) Self-Catering… Who takes “care” of the food?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I really have no idea.  I think this is a big reason not a lot of people do it!  More than likely you’ll have to ask someone if they’ll take charge of those duties that night.

Hopefully someone has a better response than me!

Post # 4
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My family is willing to help, but we might hire a few trustworthy friends of friends (college students) to keep an eye on things.

Post # 5
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you might want to hire a coordinator.  Honestly, I couldn’t make my family and friends do all that stuff instead of enjoying the wedding.

Post # 6
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh, I should add that we’re doing a pretty casual park reception, so that’s why I don’t mind hiring college students to look after the food.

Post # 7
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

If anyone is hiring college students to do their catering ‘dirty work’, I would just suggest that you hire college students that have some serving or catering experience.  I work for my school’s catering company and the students (very intelligent, hard-working people!) are painfully inept at the basics of serving/food prep/etc. (I can tell because I worked full-time at very busy restaurants for four years!).  It will run A LOT more smoothly if you hire someone with experience, and it’s not like you need to pay experienced people any more than you would the inexperienced.  Servers don’t expect to be paid much, since the national salary is like $2.13 and all 🙁

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