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Old 06-21-2008, 06:42 PM   #9
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Join Date: 08-13-03
Location: Clearwater, FL

Yep. It's a PITA. That's why I don't do any catering except for stuff at the church. I made a run at it for about 3 years. Made a few $$ and had some fun but I was always right on the edge of non-compliance.

The commissary was my main stumbling block...if I had the bucks I'd buy or rent a small place (like an old hamburger stand) and set it up for catering -- maybe do some retail walk-up/carry out business on Friday and Saturday.

I will say, at least in this area, there is plenty of work for a BBQ caterer that will handle small jobs (25 folks) as well as the El-Grande events. I never advertised except for our low key website and would get several calls a month for ribs, BBQ B'Day parties, etc. The work is out there if you can get through the hoops.
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