Here I sit at one of my several jobs that doesn’t involve BBQ and I start thinking about an upcoming wedding that we have been hired to cater. I start making plans for what to purchase and when to start things. With this comes the stress of will I hit a homerun or strike out swinging. I say this because out of all the things that I do BBQ wise catering is the one that worries/stresses me the most.
I can spend $600+ to spend the weekend competing against some of the nation’s best teams and not have an ounce of worry in me. A time when I should be at my most high strung level I am usually pretty calm and laid back. I mean heck there is nearly $1500+ to be won and I am not worried.
Now on the side of catering, I am usually a worry wort. Have I got this ready? Did I do that? Will everyone get plenty to eat and then some? Will I rise to level that I know I can be and provide the meal that exceeds their expectations? Heck will they like my food? Usually a total stranger has put their faith and money into me to make their meal one to remember.
This is why I stress so much about these events. The only thing I have to lose at this point is my name and to me that means everything.