I wanted to blog about this yesterday, but couldn’t seem to drag myself out of bed. That’s how exhausted I was. I slept until almost noon and then had to take an afternoon nap just a few hours later. Baking for 300 people sure takes its toll.

I had been planning for weeks and prepared as much ahead of time as I could. Still, last week I was very busy. Every evening I was in the kitchen until near midnight, Friday I took half a day off work, and I even had to wake up at 7:00 am Saturday morning to get everything done (and I am not an early riser on the weekends). It’s a good thing I was so prepared and gave myself so much time because I definitely needed it. But I made it through without any meltdowns or crises and I consider that a huge win.

And it was worth it! The event was a huge success.

Lots and lots of boxes

I may have been a little too prepared. Look at all those boxes! I had a lot of goodies leftover, but I don’t think my coworkers mind helping out with that.

So what did I make?

Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt

Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt,

Strawberry-Rhubarb crumb bars

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Bars,

Chocolate Chip cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies,

Sugar cookie bars

And Sugar Cookie Bars.

I was extremely nervous about how the evening would go and what everyone would think of my goods, but everything went smoothly and I got so many wonderful compliments.

Food table

Finally, I was able to relax and enjoy the party. And what a party it was! The fashion show was incredible. It just proves that cool stuff does happen in Salt Lake City.



I was so happy to be involved and I have my friend Zach to thank for that.

Me and Zach

And I have to also thank my husband and assistant, Steve. I could not have done this alone and he was a tremendous help, both in offering moral support and an extra pair of hands.

Me and Steve

Overall it was an amazing experience. Was it stressful? Yes. Was it hard? Yes. Would I consider catering another event? Most definitely!

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The spread