Outside Caterers – Literally!!!

After doing what we do for over 26 years we still come across situations we hadn’t foreseen (usually situations nothing to do with us and completely beyond our control. When the outside caterers are literally working outside, then there are even more variables.

Literally outside catering
Outside catering in the great British summertime!!

The wedding by a lake in Northwich was such an occasion – in the height of summer!! We arrived and set out our area for serving a summer BBQ as the heavens opened. Because the weather hadn’t been great for the preceding few days we took a gazebo to cover the area if the weather didn’t improve. Seeing a man with a huge beard rounding up animals two by two and cramming them on his boat should have gave us a hint. It poured down!! And half an hour before the guests arrived the lake (which we now know is something called a “flash” began to rise…….and rise. The lake that began the day 30 yards from the marquee ending lapping around the tepee. We ended up silver serving the seated party goers instead of having them wade around the BBQ. The bride did look VERY fetching in her matching gold wellies.