I’m not desperate, or a housewife, but I still love to cook. One of my favorite shows is Desperate Housewives, in particular Season 4, Episode 13 “Hello Little Girl” which debuted on April 27, 2008. Bree and her frenemy join forces to start a catering business.
I have always dreamed about catering. I figured if Bree could do that in her basement, maybe I can too?
In May 2016, I signed up for EatWith at www.eatwith.com. This company allows passionate home cooks and amateur chefs to host dinner parties. You can host or teach people how to make your famous meals.
My home at that time, was a work in progress. It did not have a proper outdoor eating area. And for some reason, the bats loved the dining room. Maybe it was the burgundy curtains? As a home owner, I am always in the quest to make my home presentable.
My current home is still a work in progress, but has so much more potential. I never use my dining room and hardly ever use the deck, so I can put them to work.
The host is paid one day after the meal. I noticed this one charges $78.00 per person: https://www.eatwith.com/events/45500?date=2019-06-02
Each meal would come with cans of soda pop, a side dish, appetizer and Dessert. Each meal has a theme.
Fall, Winter and early Spring
A Taste of Italy
Chili Choices: Beef Chuck with Beef Chorizo. Or Chicken Chili with Pork Chorizo, Italian Sausage and Ground Turkey. Mexican Corn, Cornbread with Jalapeños and Queso Cheese, Dulce de Leche, or Tres Leche Cake.
A Whole New World of The Middle East
Down Home Diner
Meatloaf, Tater Fritters with Potatoes, Bacon, Polish Sausage and Cheese, Fried Egg and Oven Butter Toast, Peas and Carrots, Carrot Cake.
Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries and Egg Noodles, Brussel Sprouts, Biscuits with Lingonberry Jam.
Late Spring and Summer
Take me out to the Ballgame
Brats or Italian Sausage bathed in Beer and Onions in a slow cooker, then pop on the grill to get grill marks and smoky flavor, on a Sesame Seed Hoagie bun, Bacon-wrapped Corn on the Cob, Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad.
I love to create and develop new recipes, but the one thing I am not good at is baking. Rest assured, the pies, dinner rolls and baklava will be store bought, or a jazzed-up cake box mix.
I would need to create a test food order to get the cost for groceries, serving plates, cutlery and then compare to the sample price charged to find out the profit. For example, Hv-Vee charges $1.00 more for the Lingonberries than Price Chopper and Walmart does not carry them at all.
I can promote it on the Nextdoor app and do a test run to see how it goes.
I’m not sure what type of license is required for a Bed and Breakfast, but if I buy a bed, that would put my guest room to work as well, along with the Dining room and Deck.
I may have to set a time limit, like 2 hours for the meals. Perhaps, Adults only in the hot tub. I’m not sure about other entertainment options, such as watching TV or using my portable Alexa Tap to listen to unlimited music of their choice.
Maybe it won’t hurt to test one dry run.
CAN YOU POST A COMMENT TO LET ME KNOW YOUR FAVORITE OR LEAST FAVORITE CATERING SUGGESTION? Thanks!
Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day!
THE VAMPIRE DANCER SAGA 5 IS COMING!
Check out the sample and get your copy here: Audible.com The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 4 Audiobook
BOOKS BY SHALIMAR ALI:
The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 4 @ Amazon Kindle (June 13, 2016)
The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 3 by Shalimar Ali (Apr 13, 2014)
The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 2 by Shalimar Ali (Dec 11, 2012)