I'm lucky to have found this site! I have only home cooking experience, but have really awesome chefs friends that I've had lessons and cooking time with. Two years ago I moved to Paris from Los Angeles and just recently I've been chosen has one of the lead cooks for our church. We do many activities and I cook a meal for approx 50 people every Thursday evening. I choose the menu, shop and then delegate to who ever shows up a my volunteers for the night. Sometimes I get a few and some times too many! I've earned a pretty solid reputation as being a good cook and people come for the food as much as for the fellowship, I've been told. We just through a Thanksgiving Dinner for 170 and it went VERY well. I am happy not only about the food, but the organization and decorations too! Anyway, It is really great reading all these wonderful posts, and I know I will learn a lot from you all. Thank you in advance!