Hi all, I've been asked to consider work for a Doctor who works at one of the best hospitals in Boston, so I assume there will be many guests who expect a certain quality. She's looking to have dinner parties of up to 40 ppl. Anything I've done in the past for over 15 was as family style or buffet. I can't afford to screw this up. My questions to you all are : For a plated meal to 40 ppl what amount of space should I be looking for in her home? She wants the cooking done on site and i dont have a cottage license to do it from mine. What items would you recommend for menu of such a large amount of plated meals ? Is there a rule of thumb regarding quantities I need to purchase. I know you estimate 1lb per pp for meats but what about veggies, apps, side..? Lastly, what would be reasonable for my time ? I will factor in the food cost and servers, but I see many articles stating the average is between 30-60 an hour. That's pretty vague. Sorry for so many questions, I want the gig as shes offering at least 10 per year but I dont want to underestimate anything or go overboard. Thanks so much for your replies and thoughts!