(Closed) Has anyone done their own catering?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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57 posts
Worker bee

We did our own catering in 1981, or rather, I got an unemployed PhD (English Dept) friend to help coordinate it. He did some of the cooking, I made a lot of great salads with tabouli and beans and stuff that gets better a day or two later, some other people brought stuff, the night before the wedding I sat with a bunch of my friends in from out of town and we made melon balls. It was fun. I think if you want a sit down dinner you have to have some “help,” hired or not – or you’re going to be ladling out pumpkin soup in your wedding dress.

Post # 4
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413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No but I am truly thinking about it though just because we are working with a small budget. There have been a couple posts on here before on Bees that did it and it was a success and those that did and later regretted it. I plan on doing a hvy appetizer reception with maybe something and maybe a pasta to have something that sticks to the stomach. 🙂 Fiance is completely against us catering it so I have been doing some research. I just like the idea of variation/control if we do it. I think it would be a little harder if you did a sit down unless you hired someone to help you out. Please post back if you decide to go this route maybe I can get some ideas from you.

Post # 5
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531 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think your family would love to do it for your big day.  Perhaps you could have your family make it and hire someone else to serve it.

Post # 6
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I understand your dilemma about not wanting your family to “slave away” all morning/during the wedding.

Would it be possible to hire a wedding coordinator that specializes in catering who could coordinate all the food for you.  THis way, your family could drop it off and then go enjoy the wedding while the coordinator takes care of heating, serving, etc…?  Just a thought. 

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