Originally Posted by smolderingbbq
Thanks for the info. If I have any doubt about being able to handle this should I just turn this job down? The money would be great but a bad rep would be catastrophic. I really do not have the capacity (kitchen space). I would be buying most everything from sams...what do you guys think? This is still a very small business for me as a do most of m work from my house...
I do not intend to discourage you but this sounds like a job that may be bigger than you can handle. As others have previously stated weddings are a whole other ball game when it comes to catering. Emotions run high with your clients for these events and tiny issues can balloon into huge concerns.
We only do one or two weddings a year and those are usually for folks we know personally and who are aware of our capabilities. The first one we ever did turned out okay but the stress level was 10 times what normal events are. But we learned a great deal and it made successive ones easier.
If you cover all your bases and are detail minded then you can give it a try. You have to start somewhere, right? I can't tell you to accept or turn down the event but can only tell you that you must be overly prepared for this type of event.
p.s. Are you insured and are you operating with a food license? Two must haves for doing business like this.