Like setting up a table for 12, finding it so easy.
Or when you always have a bottle opener in your bag.
My almost three years in catering ended up quite recently. I remember my first shift as it was yesterday, at Battersea Power Station. I had clearly no idea of what I was doing, but I managed and I kept going on shifts after that, in some incredible venues.
Not only I was able to access places that are usually off limits, but I also met a lot of people and some good friends as well.
Then the managing opportunity came along and I think I made the most of it, even if at some point I decided to step back to try a different role out.
But the adrenaline of managing a dinner with 900 guests is one of the best feelings in my life and something I won’t easily forget.
And then the other night, we were saying goodbye to a friend that I have known since I started and that will change job soon, so we gathered to see him and there were so many of us that I actually didn’t realize how many lives met mine, until I saw it with my own eyes.
Who knows, maybe one day I’ll end up in catering again, maybe I’ll open my own business or maybe not. But I definitely think that you can take the girl out of catering but you can’t take the catering out of the girl. 🙂