Originally Posted by Greg Who Cooks
I was worried that you were jumping in over your head. I'm relieved to know that apparently you have good help and evidently you have most of your day to deal with it.
It sounds like a fun challenge!
Do you have volunteer servers? That can be one of the more difficult parts to do alone, as you have to juggle the cooked food, and serving at the same time to keep everything at temperature. We also had girls assigned to us (girl's camp) to do the dishwashing as we were cooking from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. and then had to take proper care of left-overs so as to re-purpose them if possible for more meals, i.e. proper containment and refrigeration in a timely manner. As it was, cooking for 200+ kept us busy, non-stop, for about 14 hours per day. And there were two of us doing the cooking.
It's a whole lot of fun when the kids come to you and say things like - I wish my Mom could cook like you guys.
The only problems we had were with adult women who were a bit on edge because we got rave reviews with the kids, while they had received ho-hum reviews in previous years. The kids even made plaques our of pie pans for me and my partner, with a ribbon no less.
It was hard work, but made us feel like we really accomplished something. We served wholesome, healthy meals, with varieties of food that the kids hadn't been exposed to, within budget. But then again, we were allowed to create our own menus, as long as we kept withing a set budget.
The kids especially loved the bright, and colorful salads, and were amazed that we could make all of the meals from scratch. It opened their eyes to good food, and maybe pointed them on a better path to home-made meals.
Seeeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North