I don’t really have any favorite catered events. I love all of my baked goods, and even my homemade gingerbread. Baking is a hobby, not a profession, so I’m not a good judge of catering at the caterer level. However, I have a friend who does catering for the local high school. He is a perfectionist, I think, and he gets really OCD about making the best food that he can.
I’m not sure if this is really an appropriate question, but I had a really good friend who is a fantastic caterer. He’s really good, and I’ve been on several occasions to cook with him that were really good. I was wondering if he might know if there’s a caterer out there who specializes in making a really great cake for a party.
The reason I ask is that I grew up going to every single wedding that I went to, and I know that in America a wedding means you have to pay for a caterer. Thats the sad reality of the modern American wedding. The reason I ask is because I thought that my friend who is an expert caterer might be able to answer the question.
I grew up in the era of fast food and I went to weddings that I could easily get a meal in half an hour. I knew that caterers came to weddings for the same reason I went to weddings in the first place: because they wanted to get paid. Because as a young man in the early 90s, I was still in thrall to the notion that this was the best way to get paid for my labor.
It was not until I got married that I realized that the other guests were not paying me for my labor, they were paying me for the privilege of being at their wedding. I knew that I would have to learn to look at the other guests and their money the same way a bride does. I realized that catering to a wedding was not the same as catering to a party.
I’m sure many of you have had a similar awakening when you realize that the other people in your life will not be paying you for your labor. This realization can be a bit scary, but it’s also a good one. I know that I do not feel the same way about being a baker that I did about catering a wedding. My bread and cakes are the things that I do the best.
I’ve been known to go out and buy a cake and a table. I’ve also been known to bake a cake and a dish. I’ve been known to bake a cake and make a meal. Now I’m going to take a leap of faith and bake a cake for a wedding. This is the most insane thing I’ve ever done and I’m pretty darn proud of it.
The best thing about being a baker is that you get to bake the best cakes and eat the best meals. I always love cooking, but I have never been someone who is a great cook to begin with. I hate to cook for a crowd, and I hate to cook for my own family, so I decided to take up baking as a hobby. I have to say though, it has been a life changer for me.
As a result of baking for a wedding, I am often asked to cook for other people’s weddings (and other parties, for that matter). I always tell people that I don’t know a darn thing about baking, so I would prefer to just stay in my kitchen, but they always look at me like I’m crazy. Then again people tend to like what they like, so it’s not like I can just turn the oven on and bake whatever the hell I want.
It can be a little intimidating for some people, but I think the main reasons that many people don’t like to make or bake their own food are because of the time involved (and consequently the work). There is a time commitment involved, as well as a certain amount of food waste, and that’s not something that most people are willing to deal with.