September 7

Yesterday was tough and I was exhausted, determined not to go to school today.  Last minute, I gave into the guilt and thew on my chef clothes.  Today was different because we were doing a catering event for the people who donated money to give the UVU basketball players a new training gym.  After a bit of wandering I found the gym and was immediately put to work setting up tables.  After that was done I was assigned to be a server.  I went around to the guests offering up yummy samples while they played some welcome games.  When the games were over dinner was served (steak and mashed potatoes), with a dessert table set up soon after.  I learned that with catering you have to be way more professional that you would as, say, a cashier.  You also have to be QUICK and good at following directions.  Dinners move fast, and if you fall behind you can set the whole evening behind.

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Pot sticker appetizers

Tonight was difficult for me because I get very nervous around large crowds.  This crowd was even harder because they were well to do, and I felt small around them.  I tried to keep a smile on my face and come off as friendly, but by the end of the night it became burdensome.  It is definitely something I need to keep working on.  This catering event was such an awesome learning experience!  I can’t wait to do more caterings!

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Pulled pork mac and cheese appetizers

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