Hi all. Looking for a little advice on my first catering gig. I do run a small seasonal restaurant and this year I wanted to try catering in the off season. So, I just got my first gig and it's for 250-400 people. Yikes!( i will know 1 week in advance for sure.) I'm a little nervous about pulling this off but I didn't want to turn the job down. The party will last for 4 hours, from 1-5pm with people stopping by. I expect that people will stay for 1-2 hours. I've been reading up and have found most people say to provide 8-10 or so pieces per person. My question is, if I do mostly finger food, how many people will I need to help me get this food out? We will be heating and replenishing the platters constantly which I don't mind but I want to have enough help. How much do I charge for prep help? On the other hand, is this idea crazy? Should I forget finger foods altogether for this many people and suggest doing a hot buffet instead? Thank you in advance for any thoughts on this!!