My new position involves focusing on wholesale vs retail at this moment. With that in mind.... Country clubs in my area all do at least 1 weekly buffet. Usually a week night buffet, then seasonally they'll do something on the weekend too during golf months. Plus they do buffets on holidays. I know: cost is their first interest taste and sales have to be an improvement to move people to change product lines etc.... Same thing with ala carte desserts....cost.... and other hurdles exist, but I believe there still is a dessert need going unforfilled. Profit opportunties never saught when they serve ice cream or sorbet to all their parties as dessert. In ADDITION to traditional bakery items (mini pastries, breakfast items, etc) I'd like to set up a monthly or bi-weekly changing dessert menu to offer everyone from clubs to hotels and conference centers. I'm mean more then a seasonally changing menu...a menu designed for buffet service (specificly items that can sit out for 4 hours or more) and ala carte desserts that are upscale, contemporary YET easy to plate. Time permiting I'd like my menu to show a photograph (black and white for faxing) of each item plated and easy dessert sauce recipes or some cleaver dessert tips for chefs. I'm thinking about 4 ala carte desserts (meaning individual portion sized)and 10 tortes per menu...Fax over the menu, make a contact call, hope to pick-up other orders of our reg. product line. Basicly it's what I've done for the past several years as a club pastry chef....just increasing the volume and offering delivery with min. orders. Typical bakery ordering rules....typical misen place at the shop nothing to outragous or tooooo customized (unless the market shows a willingness to pay for this). So, why aren't there tons other businesses/bakeries offering this? Too much work? I've been doing this for years and have menus and books to lean on when time is tight. Not enough demand?...well I'm looking for a nitche...maybe it won't be for everyone....but the upscale client would be nice. Just wondering if any of you think this might sell or want to kick around any ideas based on this????? have you ever seen any place doing this?