Monday, October 27, 2008

So this weekend I helped my friend with another catering job. This was a dessert and fresh fruit buffet at a local art museum. We had brownie chocolate mouse tarts, brownie peanut butter kiss tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries, lemon-vanilla fruit tarts and fresh fruit platters. I was in charge of the fruit and the chocolate dipped strawberries. We planned for 500 people, so just in case you ever need to know how much fruit to serve that many people her you go.

I spent 4 hours on friday cutting 3 watermelon, 8 pineapples, 12 cantalopes, and 6 honeydew. This ia what that looks like. Those are the 4 major fruits that I typically and then I garnish with red and green grapes, kiwis, strawberries and blueberries. Here you see the finished product.

So on Saturday I started doing the strawberries at 9 am. I thought it would take me about 5 hours, instead it took 7 but that's okay. They looked pretty, one of the guests even said they were exquisite and the father of the bride said they were the best he ever had. So how many strawberries does it take to feed 500? 4 flats. Here they are drying on my kitchen counter. Don't they look pretty. I unfortunatly did not get a great picture of the strawberries all finished, but the one I have here will have to do.
Here are a few other pictures of some of the other food. Everything was yummy. It was a long weekend and now I am tired, but the house is a mess and I need to get up and start cleaning. so here I go...

Sorry I had some major picture issues with blogger. Still have not figured their system out.

10 comments:

Andrea said...

It all looks so good! Sorry you had to cut all that watermelon!

Rachel said...

It looks great! How fun!! That's a fabulous idea to just have desserts. That's my kind of wedding. Too bad I wasn't invited to the actual wedding. I would have liked it!

Hope you're doing well! I miss you gals.

Barnecked Lady said...

Your blog always makes me so hungry! lol. Everything looks awesome and yummy!

Amara said...

Audrey, I forgot to tell you, Sherman's got some chocolate covered strawberries the NEXT DAY, (he's our home teacher) and they said the same thing: the hands down best they'd ever had. I told them it was all you baby!

Angel said...

Ditto what Andrea said. Great minds think alike I guess.

Kelli said...

All of the food looked so good. Of Course, I didn't taste any of it!! hehe
The beehives loved the brownie bites and my kids have been eating them in their lunch all week. We had all you can eat chocolate covered strawberries for FHE because that was about the end of their life span. I had a lot of fun. Let's do it again.

J.J. said...

That looks so amazing, you have such a great talent!!!
I hope you are feeling good.

Zoe said...

Oh the food looks incredible! I am very impressed. I am sorry that I haven't called you yet . . . we need to talk for sure!

Hey, how do you get the pictures to show up on the left side of text and stuff? I've never done that.

Zoe said...

PS When do you find out what you are having??

Chiapelli Family said...

That looks so great! You are amazing! I wish I had something that you could cater :)