Wow! My business is taking off great! I'm so excited! I advertise for catering jobs for 50 or less, because it is just myself doing all the work. (Okay, I hire my nephew for help but only because he's cheap labor!! ) Well, as you may notice in the post below, I asked for help on catering that bbq for 350. I'm not really sweating that. I know I won't have a problem preparing the food in time, I just wasn't sure how much food to buy. So, here's the new thing! (What have I done?!?!?) My hometown has built a whitewater kayak park on the river and they're going to have a grand opening in a month. Well, my husband and I are members of the paddle club and have helped (doing very little, but something) in getting the park here in the first place. So, for the grand opening, they're planning on having a few food vendors there along with all the other festivites. Well, having my 'in', I got in! Free rent the first year and I'm grandfathered in for future festivals!! YAY! However, I don't know what I've done!!!!! The site is right next to the river and we, the food vendors, must be totally self contained, which isn't hard. I've got giant coolers for food, and I've got a monster sized grill. I also have tables and a tent. What more do I need really. I'm planning on serving food that can be eaten without sitting down, because there is no place for that. I'm thinking brats, burgers, chicken sammies, maybe pork chops on a stick.....You know, festival food. Well, the big problem. We (the paddlers assoc.) don't know how many people to plan for for this event. Which means, I have no idea how much food to buy for this event. This town loves festivals though. We have a chile & frijole festival every year and it draws thousands of people. I don't expect that because this event is the first year. And the paddle club is only inviting 2 maybe 3 food vendors. Please help me! I am incredibly excited about this because, hey, advertising opportunity!!!! But where do I begin?!?!?! I'd appreciate any and all advice or information!!!!! Thank you so much in advance!!!!!