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Catering for the masses can be challenging!

Posted on January 26, 2009 by in catering, easy cookling, easy recipes, Uncategorized

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Catering for big groups of people can be a daunting task and it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. Catering for 1200 people is a story of a different kind….. it takes a lot of blood,sweat and yes…tears when it is all over.
As you have all noticed, I have been away from the blogging world for a week or so and it was all because I had to plan and prepare for a funeral.

When you plan for a function of this proportions, planning is key and nothing must be left to chance. Chances are that something will go wrong, the trick is to limit these “somethings” to the minimum.
I had a fantastic support system and I could not have done it without these wonderful and willing people.
I am not going to bore you with more details, but here is a list of some of the ingredients.

10kg steak mince
10kg sausage
15 kg mini ribs
10 kg mini cheese grillers
20 loaves of bread
5kg butter
240 eggs
5kg cocktail tomatoes
5kg cheese
3000 cocktail bites
6kg cured beef
6kg ham
6kg salami
…and the list goes on and on……….

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow…….

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15 Responses to “Catering for the masses can be challenging!”

  1. Pam 26 January 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    Wow. This is a big funeral. I hope all goes smoothly for you Nina.

  2. Snooky doodle 26 January 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    wow what a great responsibility !

  3. Peter M 27 January 2009 at 12:15 am #


  4. Sara 27 January 2009 at 4:36 am #

    Wow, that is very impressive – have fun!

  5. Helene 27 January 2009 at 5:56 am #

    You seem to have a great team. This is something to prepare food for over 1000 persons. You’ll need to rest.

  6. Jan 27 January 2009 at 8:51 am #

    Yep looks like you have a great team!

  7. Rose&Thorn 27 January 2009 at 10:44 am #

    After that you need a good foot rub!

  8. Anonymous 27 January 2009 at 11:15 am #

    Official foot rubber here! Nina…your place or mine!!THE husband.

  9. Jeanne 27 January 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    You must be exhausted…

  10. Proud Italian Cook 27 January 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    Did you say funeral? for 1200? Please tell us more! Btw, You’re amazing Nina!

  11. Nina Timm 28 January 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    pam – all went well, thanks Pam!

    Snooky doodle – I had lots of help!!!

    peter m – thanks Pete!

    sara – I thought so too!

    helene – my mom always used to say that rest is for the wicked……I have another function coming up next week!

    jan – excitement is the word…adrenaline!!!

    rose – I got just that!

    the husband – thanks for being there all along the way!!!

    jeanne – no time for that…I am so grateful!!!

    proud italian cook – yes, it was a very prominent figure in our church and he was loved by many….

  12. Bellini Valli 28 January 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    I’m sure that with the support of Team Timm this event went off without a hitch.

  13. glamah16 30 January 2009 at 3:00 am #

    I wish I could work with you. Thats my dream. Is this your company.Its exhilarting and then you want to collapse.

  14. Johann 30 January 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    I had the privilege to attend the funeral… the food, presentation and efficiency of the team was great.

    Nina’s next event is for special guests attending our musical production of Joseph (luckily I will be one of those who will be served)….

    KeepiT Going ….

  15. Michelle 1 February 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    Oye, rather you than me! I’m going to bed just after reading this post. What you did was admirable.

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