(Closed) Caterer with teens as servers?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which caterer would you go with?
    Caterer 1 : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Caterer 2 : (22 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 3
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Coming from a chefs point of view (mine) I think the 2nd one sounds a little better. That the chef is so focused on fresh things and that he has worked in great restaurants. The teen thing wouldnt really throw me off too much just bc I used to do things like that when I was younger. Helped out with weddings and parties and such. They wont give you kids that are “troubled” or on the edge of freaking out. You will most likely get the kids who want to learn and want to help. Im sure it will be fine. Maybe ask more information about the teens at your meeting. What type of kids are in the program? How do they pick the kids?

    It sounds good to me. 🙂

    Good Luck with your meetings!

    Post # 5
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    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If it saves you money I would totally go with it- if not then why bother?

    Post # 6
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Crabbabs I dont think your guests will even really notice. Unless they are weird, and like the “emoish” kids. Then your guests might notice. But most likely, they will be in tucked in white shirts, ties and aprons, so they wont be “stand out” or anything. They SHOULD be styaing quiet and just collecting plates. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I say Caterer 2. It is probably cheaper, the Chef worked at high end restaurants. I could not go with Catere 1 simply because you can’t do a tasting. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I agree with carerer 2. There’s a high school near me that has won awards for their culinary program, and if I could have gotten a hold of them, I would’ve hired them (they cater and serve small jobs as extra credit and projects). It’s cheaper, and the food would have been delicious. 

    Guests won’t be paying attention to the servers unless they look 12. I only remember actually looking at one server in the past 2 years worth of weddings I’ve been to, and she looked about 17 or 18.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would never, ever hire a caterer that didn’t let me taste your menu.  For me, that really outweighs the fact that there are teenage serves (and that doesn’t bother me either). 

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I agree with pps about caterer #2. It’s a great idea, and we had student servers at our wedding in October. They weren’t necessarily teens (they attend the university where we were married), but being able to support young adults who you know enjoy what they do and are there because they have a vested interest in their work is always a good thing. I hope you are happy with either choice you make!

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