Post # 1
I’m having a lot of problems with my caterer. He’s a friend of my fiance’s family. He’s owned his own catering business for years. My problem is his lack of respect and communication. Things have gotten to the point of yelling at me through emails becuase he never returns our phone calls.
The most important thing to our wedding was the food. We’re doing crabs, clams, pulled pork and side salads. Changing the menu would cost us hundreds in decor changes since everything was focused around the food. It’s a small wedding with about 75 people max. I only have 5 weeks left to decide on this. it’s too late to find another caterer. I’m considering hiring out college students or asking my family to help.
Does anyone else have any better ideas? Or any suggestions to make the situation work a bit better logistically?
I’m a brave DIY bride so I’m willing to entertain a bunch of ideas… just not giving up the menu 🙂
Post # 3
If you are thinking of firing your caterer, maybe you can do some kind of surf and turf inspired buffé? Wouldn’t that fit in that decor of yours?
Or you can do a three -four course meal and hire in some college students to serve the food
Clams with chopped ginger, onions, and white wine, a splash of cream (YUMMY) as a starter.. garnish with fresh prawns and a squeeze of lemon (easy to make)
Try rosemary glazed roastbeef (or tender pork filet) with red wine (try a heavy merlot or cabernet) sauce made from a base of bellpeppers, greenpeppers and shallots (yummy).. top it off with ruccola sallad with some mild bluecheese and vinaigrette, sundried tomatoes and artichokes. You can serve this with a roasted mix of carrots and pepper and sprinkled parsley. If you want more variations, you can make different dressings and salads, even some easier tapas varation for people to choose from.
Simple and easy, bake a easy fluffy apple cake with cinnamon and a hint of pear using a few spoonfuls of pear cognac, serve with a scoop of icecream and cassis sauce..
Yes, I worked a s a chef, so I really like compiling menus.. these are one of my favourites… :):) If you have access to a fairly decent kitchen, this would be a breeze. 🙂
Post # 4
oh, there should be potatoes to that roastmix too, and different breads and cheese.. 🙂
Post # 5
@MrsWeddingbliss: That menu sounds delicious. My fiance is a chef as well so he’s got his heart set on a specific menu.
Unfortunately we’re getting married on a farm so there’s no kitchen or prep area. We need to bring in the equipment and people.
Hiring college students is a good idea. I’m actually getting married outside of state college. What’s the best way to advertise that? Do schools post contract work for students?
Post # 6
I have no Idea at all :D:D But perhaps, try asking the administrative dept on the colleges near by and ask them for help 😀 They might know how to arrange that for you 🙂
Well, if it’s somekind of farm (and those settings too), you could make different sallads, like potatosallad with bacon and peppers, the “white potato” sallad, pasta sallad with red onions, rose sallad and spices, tapas varieties and cheeses, breads, and arrange a nice big BBQ with lcorn, veggies lamb, chicken, porkchops and nice, juicy beef? All the small sides and stuffies can be arranged in bowls and stuff the day before, and in the big day, it’s just the bbq that’s need firing up 🙂 The garlicbread, foccacia can be heated over a shelf in the bbq by the dinnerside and everything will be nice 😀
You can still make that apple pie and try some kind of whipped cream instead of icecream to simplify 🙂
OMG this is a sickness. I do love wedding menus 😀
Post # 7
BAH, I got your post now, I understand what you mean with your hubby to be having his mind on a specific menu. Sowwy, I don’t wanna impose.. 😀 Just got sucked into kitchen life again..
Maybe you should call the statecollege or ask someone who is going there (if you know anyone) if they can put up some kind of announcement for you guys hiring? 🙂