When I got started I founds all the outdoor Sumer events, car shows, concerts, dog shows, craft fairs etc... I co tacked the organizers and spent an entire summer vending, I handed outa card to every person who got plate, it was hard to judge how much food to make at first, but as I got more in to it I got better at it. I started booking up for the fall and the next summer for weddings and what not. Turns out, I like vending better than doing big events, I have more controle over what's going on, and once I got used to it I made more $ in the end. Now in the off season I do farmers markets, and a BBQ CSA. I book a few catering gis every year, but mostly I do vending, and markets, I find it way more fun.