Exactly. I've got a neighbor that works for a local bbq establishment and they cater. They encourage customers not to do "drop off" orders for this very reason.
Originally Posted by PorkQPine
Too many variables to drop off and leave. I don't think the host understands what is involved with temp. issues, refill issues and the time and effort it takes to keep things warm during a long serving time. It looks easy but it is a lot of work and the host will have to decide to be a host or a server. Guess what he will do? Meet and greet, have a few adult beverages and low and behold, the food gets out of the safe holding temp. and people get sick. Guess who gets blamed?