So I had my second catering job this weekend. Two "friends-of-a-friend" got married on Saturday and on Sunday they had 50 people round for a lunch. The brief was pretty simple. They wanted a really chilled vibe and unpretentious food. We did sandwiches and salads.
Now, let's clear something up. I am starting to hate the word gourmet as an adjective. Gourmet burgers, gourmet salads, gourmet bunny-chow, gourmet pies blah blah blah. It's getting really old, really fast. That said, there is something awesome about taking a simple food concept and dressing it up. That's what we did. We didn't make gourmet sandwiches. We just made sandwiches. But we made them look and taste amazing. Same for the salads.
Here's the menu we put out:
- Roasted lamb-shoulder with tzatziki on toasted ciabatta
- Sushi sandwich (salmon, pickled ginger, wasabi mayo and watercress)
- Marinated mushrooms on sourdough
- Chickpea, red onion and feta salad
- Mixed greens with parmesan shavings
- Roast chicken and pink grapefruit salad
All in all, I was really happy with the way it came together. It was hard work but really rewarding to see the end product. The Princess worked like a machine and I am so proud of her - watching someone fall in love with food the way she has been amazing to watch.
We are taking this side of Jamie Who a bit more seriously next year, and with a focus on packaging and design I'm really excited about it.
If you have any catering needs drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org