Well it’s already that time of year, and as per usual it snuck up on me….again. Since catering is my full-time job, this time of year always goes by way too quickly because of the ridiculous amount of holiday parties we cater at work. This year was a little strange because all of our clients packed their parties into a 2 week period. Since Thanksgiving was early this year, the weekend of December 1st was just too early I guess for people to start thinking about spreading their Holiday cheer. So the last couple weeks were hectic, with everyone wanting their event on the same days. I think one day we had food for 5 parties all leaving between Noon and 4pm. With a couple 14 hour days under my belt, cooking at home was sporadic at best. I love to bake holiday cookies and desserts though, and tried to take advantage of the little time I had (this of course was between holiday shopping, wrapping, nursery decorating, etc.). Continue reading
Yes, I made all those. All 254 pieces and 7 layers. And how long did it take? About 2 and half hours collectively. Was it tedious? Um, yes, but that is the life of a caterer. I love what I do because no event is the same and the menus vary so much from day-to-day. The days I do find difficult though are the ones where there is a lot of repetition, days like today when I must make a superb display of teeny, tiny, oh so very cute, perfectly one bite, salmon crepe roulades. And how long did it take the guests to consume these petite bites of deliciousness? All of 20 minutes. I guess I will take that as a compliment!