Monday, June 14, 2010

Catering Season is Here!

We are in the middle of an incredibly busy two weeks at Smokin' Pete's. I have a backlog of blog posts, none quite finished, but I can at least show you what I'm doing.

Here are just a few catering shots from this week. We catered a party of 450 on Saturday, plus had about 6 large pick up orders in the restaurant. This time of year, we pretty much have a job every day, with multiple events most weekends.

Our most popular catering salad:

This Thursday we have our largest catering of the year, 2000 guests. The quantities are a little daunting, but it really is just math. Besides, since we've done the event before, we aren't as nervous as the first year. The way we got this job was doing a small delivery for 16 people. I always tell my staff, "There are no small jobs!" You never know who might be in the crowd and what other functions they might be planning.

Getting set up this weekend:

Some of our meats and sides:

Admittedly, I don't take great pictures when I'm at work, I'm busy! I'll post a ton of fun stuff...after this week :).


  1. I tried to get that across to a few bloggers in the past- when we are working it is hard to take great photos!

    Sah-weeeeeet BBQ!

  2. Thanks for knowing that! When I'm at home, I have all the time in the world (well, at least more time) to get the lighting and background just right. At work, it's snap, snap and get back to work before something burns!