Hello everybody, Before posting my "help cry" I have to apologize that I have not told you what happened at my last event with keeping the plates warm. Long story, and I would write about it if anyone is interested. My "excuse" for not writing in such a long time is that on top of catering, and a failing deli that I am trying to keep it from closing down, I am proudly in charge of a one year and a three year old babies. In a very short phrase, the event with "keeping the plates warm" would have been a success, if the food would have been good! I managed to serve and put everything on the table for 100 people with only 2 servers, and 2 in the kitchen including myself. But the food was terrible ... and that was a big lesson for me. Since then I am cooking myself and fired the cook. I brought the catering's ratings from 3 stars to 5 in less then 4 month. A lot of work, and a lot of reading from your site! So I own you a big THANK YOU! for being here. Anyhow I will share my stories of juggling between catering, deli and the kids if you will like to hear it, particularly that I can use some advices how to keep the deli. But my question for now is this: Is a caterer responsible for renting equipment if he/she is an exclusive caterer for a club, which provides the venue? In other words, I have a party coming soon, the place that the client chose is the venue for which I am an exclusive caterer, and I am already given them %15 of my food revenue. Now, the reception room needs one more table. The manager of the place tells me that I have to rent the table as it is my event. I already let the place use my table cloth and my plates without charging them. Is this guy taking advantage of me? How these things work? Can you please give me any insights, any advices? I have learnt a lot from your site for the past few months and I still haven't learn as much as I want! I would appreciate any help you can give me!