I am a big time city bbq caterer. The more things I cook the better, because I know that there is nothing more delicious than a grilled chicken breast on a bed of sweet potatoes, red onions, and homemade chips.
It is true. I am a little obsessed with the art and science of cooking, and I just love to see great food in all its glory. I feel like the best part of being a caterer is creating a great meal, and it’s the only way I can be truly satisfied. Of course there are times of course when I don’t want to make a meal or even cooking, but that’s a very small part of me.
I think that caterers really get a bad rap. I think this is partly because we eat a lot of fast food, and its also because many caterers want you to feel like you are cooking as much as you are eating. We all want to do something different with our food. We want to make it taste as good as we can and not be too over the top. But that’s not to say caterers are bad or that I don’t love them.
But here is where the good and bad really begin. A common myth is that the caterer should do everything. You should cook, prepare your food, make your dessert, you should make your drinks, and you should clean up afterward. The best part is that you can do all of these things on your own time. If you are not good at cooking, cleaning, or cooking to your own standards you should hire someone to do it for you.
It is good to have a caterer who isn’t too busy or too cheap. A good caterer will take care of your food, clean up your messes, and clean up after your guests. But the downside is that they are also going to take up the kitchen, make your food, and clean up after you. So you are less likely to have a great time when your caterer is busy cooking, cleaning, and preparing your food.
I recently had to clean out our kitchen to get rid of the smell of cooking oil. The caterer I hired didn’t realize that the oven was also on, and put the oil in the pan it was supposed to be in. I said, “I’ll do that later.” And then realized while I was cleaning up the kitchen behind me there was a large pile of bread in the sink. So I told the caterer to take it out right then and there.
People who like to prepare food for themselves are more likely to have a better time than those who eat out all the time. I think it’s also important to note that someone who is always cooking for themselves will end up with a better time than someone who is always eating something that’s not his/her own.
I’m not sure if this has been made into a reality yet but my parents and I are going to a city bbq for the first time next week. It is going to be a huge change because of the fact that I have always been the one to do all the cooking. It is also going to be a few days before I can be taking care of all the dishes myself so this will be a good time to get my “fix.
Yes it is coming to reality. Soon.
Well it’s going to be a good time, but I would have to say that it’s not going to be as good as the one my parents were having last year. It’s not that they were bad cooks; I just think they were not as good when it came to actually being able to eat.