So we have been getting very busy here at Y. Lo and are super excited! Last Friday we fed over 200 people! It was quite the day. I want to start you off with a picture in your head of Lisa and I delivering 150 boxed lunches to the Aurora Medical Campus off of Colfax and Peoria. First of all, we have no idea where this building is, and this campus is huge! Lisa unloads her cart with 3 of the 15 bags we must bring in. Then she hands me two (these are not very light weight!). We start walking and cannot find the building, so we run into a man with a map! Come to find out, we are on the opposite side of the campus! So, Lisa says, “Okay, run!” We only had another 10 minutes to find this building to be on time.
So there we are, Lisa is running with her cart, I am sprinting behind her with these two bags. My hair is falling out all around my face as I start to pant. Lisa is the runner in the group, and she even said, “why is my chest burning!!” It was tough, but we made it to the other side. But we then had to unload the other 10 bags of lunches! All in all, it wasn’t so bad and we were on time, which is all that matters. Although, sometimes I wish for a desk job 🙂
Later that day I had to pick up a breakfast from Arapahoe Community College. They had a lot of coffee leftover, and what happens, of course, it goes ALL over the back of the car. Mocha smells came and went the rest of the day while driving!
We had a few other small orders that luckily went well with no bumps in the road. But we had a night time dinner to cater, so Lisa and I headed back to the kitchen to pick everything up. We started to brew the coffee and we just about out the door when we realize the decaf never brewed! I was supposed to do this delivery by myself since Lisa started at 4 am. But, nothing ever goes according to plan so she takes off with all of the food (by the way, it’s rush hour on a Friday night!), and she has me follow once the decaf is ready.
So I take off down I-25, luckily the traffic wasn’t too terrible. I get there and we are good to go! Only thing was, I had to wait around the area too pick up everything after they were finished (which was 45 minutes from home). So I didn’t get back to my side of town until 9:30. But it was a successful day, long, but good! The life of a caterer, I tell ya what!
Nina Holmes- Y. Lo Epicure
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