A surprise 50th wedding anniversary
Frequently I’m asked: “Why home catering rather than owning a restaurant?”
Simply, I prefer the personal aspect as well as the variety in the work.
I remember a while ago when an email arrived from a woman in Switzerland asking if I would cater for her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. It would be a surprise and I should cook whatever I thought they would enjoy (I have catered for them previously).
We chose West Australian scampi, Queensland scallops, asparagus tips oven-roasted tomatoes, Dutch cream potatoes (the grooms favourite) a few green beans and strips of snow peas. Lime dressing for the fish. Olive oil for the vegetables. For something sweet, I baked their favourite dessert, Sacha Torte with mandarin segments.
We even organised beautiful flowers from my florist – tulips her favourite.
I delivered the plattered food, one friend took the flowers and another her camera. Photos were immediately emailed to Geneva and the other daughter in Melbourne. To say they were surprised and thrilled with the event was an understatement.
This is why I love my job! Creating memories to last a lifetime, being able to share in the momentous occasions of my clients’ lives is a privilege I don’t take lightly!