What is with IT guys and BBQ!! LOL
I am an IT Geek for a living as well ... spent the last 6 months getting catering and cooking all figured out. Took 2 different Dept of Health classes for Food Safety and Food Management. They came and looking over my pit and my cooking area. I have 2 indoor dogs so I had to setup a kitchen (Fridge, running water, and a prep table) in the garage. I am in process of getting a LLC for insurance and some protection.
I by no means am going to do it as a every day food business... market it tough for that but weekend catering seems to be sustainable and if done right should yield a couple grand a month, just depends on how hard I work to get gigs (Fellow Geeks see what I did there :P ).