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Monday, March 23, 2009

Catering an Employee Luncheon at Food Lion

Yesterday I had the priviledge of catering a luncheon for a new Food Lions grocery store that is opening in Newnan. Not only was I thrilled and excited to have the fantastic opportunity to cater this job, but this particular store is opening about 5 miles from our house. We are thrilled to have a grocery store within about 5 minutes from our house!! Now, when I forget an onion or I run out of pup or kitty food, I can jump in the car and be there and back in a jiffy.

Our luncheon turned out so well. The manager of the new store, Miss Vicky told me over and over how nice everything looked, how great the food was and how much she appreciated me accomodating her last minute changes. What a nice lady she is and I really didn't find her last minute changes anything out of the ordinary.

We cooked grilled steaks with sauteed mushrooms, onions & peppers.....fresh mixed green salad with various dressings.......baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, shredded cheese and bacon bits.....homemade chocolate and pineapple pound cake and homemade banana pudding.

I set the tables with blue and white tablecloths, which are the Food Lion colors, crystal candle holders and accented with American flags. Everything looked so lovely and I was so pleased when all of the employees told me how much they liked all of the food and they all gathered to shout a great big "THANK YOU FOR OUR LUNCH". That in itself made the hard work all worth the effort.


This is a picture of myself and the other gigi who is an amazing friend and such awesome help.........





The other gigi behind the buffet table before it was attacked and destroyed....





This is our pretty dessert table........




I've always believed that you should find what you truly love to do in life and let that be your passion. This is without a doubt one of the most rewarding jobs that I've ever had and my boss is pretty easy to work for as well......seeing as how my boss is me, lol.


**********"Hard work never killed anybody and it's good for your soul"**********
~~~~Christine Westbrook, my darling Grandmother~~~~


Steady On
Reggie Girl

36 comments:

  1. that looks delicious and the decorations delightful! what time should i show up for dinner? :)

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  2. Everything looks great. I have never seen such a nice Food Lion before. The one by me is horrible. Your's looks top notch! That food sounded sooooo yummy!

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  3. hey you, artistic in your own way, now i am jealous, i am a lousy cook and hate the kitchen. tell your boss to give you and the other gigi a raise, you both deserve it for this fabulous spread.

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  4. Good Morning, What a beautiful job and how lovely everything looks. What a blessing to do what you truly love and the employees shout of THANK YOU must have given you cold chills. Good for you!

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  5. Your tables look wonderful!Good for you to get a new grocery store near your home!I agree...what a fantastic boss you have!
    Tracy

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  6. you forgot to say HOW BEAUTIFUL you looked - the perfect hostest - which is of course what you become when you cater an event like this... also the menu made me want to come home now! not later in June just to eat AMERICAN food.

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  7. That is lovely! I can tell you love your job - you are always so upbeat and positive. Do what you love and the money will follow - isn't that the saying?
    Hope you are doing well - will be thinking about you as you go through the next phase. Let me know how it is going.
    xoxoxo

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  8. Besides looking beautiful the menu sounded so yummy. Loaded baked potatos YUM!

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  9. Cool that the Luncheon turned out well. As for the foods you guys prepared, I say the one who caught my attention the best is the baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, shredded cheese and bacon! Reading it tastes good already hahaha!

    My only regret is that I wasn't there to taste all the good food LOL.

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  10. Everything looks beautiful! Excellent Job!

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  11. Your tables were beautiful. Your right about finding your passion - somehow that makes work seem like play.

    Margaret

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  12. That looks fab! I know what you mean about doing what you love. I have a wee business on the side which I hope one day will be big. Mostly, I just want it to be big enough to pay the bills and keep me out of trouble. Have fun with it!

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  13. What a fun day and love it that you are so happy at what you get to do as work :)
    Glad to meet another Gigi!
    Happy Monday!

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  14. The hostess with the mostest!
    Great job chickie!

    How can I get my paws on todays puppy?

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  15. Everything is so lovely! I would love to do something like that, but I tend to worry over every little thing,so I'd probably be a basketcase! LOL.

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  16. How yummy everything looks. Now I am starving thank you very much.

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  17. Oh boy, did our blogs cross on the battlefield of blogs today! I didn't realize you were a caterer. Now Butler and I are going to have to work extra hard at keeping Bagman away from you. How do you stay so slim? I'm betting all the calories go to your hair.

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  18. Dearest Reggie Girl,
    Such a hardworking woman your are.. You really made it worthwhile and I really admire you. Thanks for sharing your wonderful skill.
    Care, Loida

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  19. Congratulations on finding something you can do that you love and doesn't require working for someone else! That little store looks pretty nice, too.

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  20. I am over here drooling for the steak, baked potato and fresh salad! Yum!! Makes me want to run out with DH and visit the nearest steak house. But that pineapple and chocolate cake for desset, now that is right up my alley. I have a huge sweet tooth, and never pass up the opportunity for a bit of dessert. Which is why I need to lose a few pounds! :-) But I am a happy gal in life when i get dessert.

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  21. Oh, man. I'm starving and that looks so good.

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  22. I have always said it. A well laid table is the first step to a well-enjoyed meal. Many thanks. Luckily I had just eaten before I popped round :-).

    Greetings from London.

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  23. It is lovely! I think it is great you found something you love and are good at and figured out a way to make money at it.

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  24. And a big AMEN to all the above comments! congratulations on a job well done...from the looks of things you certainly earn kudos from all those that were fortunate enough to partake of your splendid spread.

    OWW/Claire

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  25. What beautiful tables, and the food looks scrumptious! You have an outstanding talent.

    It is great to do something you enjoy.

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  26. Congratulations on your great success(I came because the name of your blog struck me but glad I came to see your success!)

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  27. Sounds delish, and the pudding dish makes me want to try some!

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  28. Well, it looks wonderful, Reggie. Congratulations on a job well done, girl.

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  29. I see you got a leg up with Butler and Bagman. They know you can cook. I guess you win both hearts!

    Good to see you hard at work. I will email.

    Looks great!

    BTW, we are still waiting on our Food Lion. Will you come and cater when they open?

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  30. You did a wonderful job and everything looks delicious! That sounds like fun. The mother of one of my son's friends is a caterer and my son got to serve at a couple of functions. He's always talking about her delicious food.

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  31. Ah, the best part is how close it is to you! I miss having a store that close... when I forget something these days, it usually has to wait until the NEXT trip to the store, which is sometimes a week away!

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  32. Looks wonderful! Your hard work is paying off! Now that you have made me hungry with your description of the food, I need to eat something!

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  33. You know I love to crochet but it wont make a living for me. It made my girls have a great X-mas a few years back but it will not continue.. So some dreams are meant to keep as dreams.. Thanks for sharing that lovely lunch with us. its amazing what people can do.

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  34. It sounds delicious! I need a boss like that...
    WILL WORK FOR FOOD! Hubby and I were married in Bartow

    P.S: You should get professional pics of your food. I'm not a pro but I would love a shot at breaking out the macro button on my camera and taken pics of those delilcous goodies up close. I wish I was there

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