Adrenaline! Most folks who are adrenaline junkies do the most insane things to feed it: jump out of airplanes, base jump, zip line, ride motorcycles and the like. What do we do? Cater large jobs.
There is something that is so satisfying on that level that cannot be equalled. I guess the closet thing I can compare it to would be that moment when you are on the line for a kick off to start a football game…you know when you are about to race down field at full tilt to run into another similarly challenged person
who has the same intent, knock somebody out. Or maybe its close to that moment when you are paint-balling when the game has been set off and you don’t know when that first round is going to be fired. In both cases you can hear the thump thump of your heart pounding in your own ears, but it is strangely
exhilarating. So when you see the masses are streaming toward you and the room has been set up, all you can do is hear your own breathing and your heart pounding as you wait for the event to start. That was what we saw.
250 people — a lot of hungry grown men asking for adult plates — making a run for the tables. I have to admit that Pink and Monk really put together a BEAUTIFUL spread. Now don’t forget that the night precious we had a lot of help from our good friends (Florence, the Educator, Fashion Degree, and Sunshine). That is
not including the crew. As a matter of fact we took turns till 5 in the morning fixing food. We hit the road, fought traffic — gotta love 880N — arrived at the location, and set up our spread. The people were met with a feast worth the price of admission.
This menu included some new creations — yes we spun some new creations — like the Caprese Salad Skewers (mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes, with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette drizzle), fruit kabobs aka fruit salad skewers, the crab and shrimp crostini, spinach dip, ham and gruyere puff pastry, bbq chicken
wings, and tequila lime chicken wings. Now the thing that was most surprising was how the firefighters were just mauling the fruit. I thought grown men are going to gravitate to the meat. Well these men apparently were more inclined to eat 5 to 7 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day. The tequila lime chicken flew off the chaffing dishes faster than we expected. Who knew? Nobody on team Pinx that’s for sure.
The new team made a great impression on me. We were able to meet the demand with grace and aplomb. This was as Pink said the smoothest job we have had to date. And the rush we enjoyed was worth it!
Oh did I mention that we have jobs lined up throughout the rest of this month and the next. 11/11/11 we are doing an engagement dinner thing. We have a breakfast/brunch set for 11/5/11. We have a couple of large deals pending for
December. Good times. Pinx is making it happen…we haven’t forgotten about the
farmer’s market. That is on its way as well. Wow! Doing it big and feeding
is short…eat something memorable.