On a side note...I only did BBQ for a short while before I had to quit,
because of my health.
But; one thing I did was to make sure I had several pair of tongs and
extra serving spoons.
Just in case the tongs fell on the ground; or after a while they tend to
build up a lot of sauce and meat bits as you use them to serve the food.
And it looks a bit tacky for your customers to see you using tongs that
are covered up with sauce and stuff.
So I always had extra, clean ones so I didn't have to stop and clean any
tongs or spoons that fell on the ground or just looked gunky from use.
And don't buy the cheap tongs and spoons at Walmart or other stores.
Get the heavy ones that are restaurant quality made by "Edlund", if
They aren't that much more expensive than the "cheap junk" at Walmart
and other places and they will last you forever.
I think Sam's Club has them in a two-pak for a good price or any
restaurant supply store should have them.
If none of those places are in your area you can get them on Amazon.com
They are a bit expensive on Amazon...I think I bought them here in
Denver a few years back for about $12.
I got the long 16" ones rather than the 12" ones....that longer handle
is nice when you are reaching over a hot smoker or grill all day.