I am very excited to share about my first ever catering experience! I wasn’t exactly hired for a job, but my good friend, Gina, asked me to make some desserts for her art show opening reception at school a few weeks ago. She told me I could make whatever kind of cookies I wanted, as long as there were about 4-5 dozen in total. Naturally, my initial reaction was: “Absolutely!” and I went straight to work brainstorming what goodies I should make for her.
In my utter zeal about baking up some delicious cookies for Gina’s show, I decided to make 5 different desserts—4 cookies and 1 brownie. I went with a variety of my biggest crowd pleasers: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Cherry Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Almond (recipe coming soon!), Snickerdoodles, and Guinness Brownies with Bailey’s Buttercream.
Looking back, I may have gotten a little overambitious with my baking. Although I should have been doing schoolwork instead of spending a few afternoons and evenings in the kitchen whipping up an array of desserts, it was worth every minute to see the happy faces of Gina and her friends and family as they celebrated her beautiful artwork. It was an honor to be a part of her achievement, even if it was as simple as providing some sweet treats for the show.
This “catering” job was also a wonderful way to remind myself that if you love what you do, and I truly do love to bake, then any time you spend doing it is time well spent.
Front Row: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Almond
Middle Row: Guinness Brownies with Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting
Back Row: Cherry Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodles