It’s small scale.
The big money maker are the cakes,
but with that comes TONS of stress!
For the first time I took on two catering jobs on the same day.
I knew we could do it if I planned really carefully!
This was only because I have enough adult kids that really want to work it! For years my kids have been drug along to many catering jobs (usually with pay), their heart not always in it, but they had to do it none the less…because we are a family and this is what we do. But now after years (a life-time) of training, they are truly skilled and are willing to be a part, and they are making some decent money; that’s always a good motivator! And now to have a capable son-in-law we can do more. I was able to leave one adult (married) child at home with the young children. One adult child at one wedding, along with 2 hired teen-aged friends. And then Jeff, my very skilled son-in-law Josh, and myself worked the second wedding. We did 500 servings of food!
It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s OUR work.
We do it together.
We are not only building our incomes, but also our relationships because there are MANY opportunities in high stress situations to show grace and grant forgiveness, especially when working with family! ;)
Family business, ya gotta love it! Olivia says we are a mix between Duck Dynasty, the Cake Boss, Honey Boo Boo and The Duggers. Just call us Jeff and Kathy’s 8 Ducks and Counting Dynasty OR just call us CrAzY!
And every bit of this started because I took a cake decorating class 25 years ago! Cake decorating leads to catering! You can learn the basics of cake decorating in my DVD.