I survived the Ultimate Kitchen Challenge and have a new found appreciation for catering.
It would be fair to say that not only did I make 600 Bruschetta and Lemon cookies but, served them as well. Luckily, everything was delicious and everyone was satisfied with my creations. However, large scale food prep, while on my own is definitely a lot of work. I did get some sleep but for the most part worked 36 hours preparing for the event and suffered complete exhaustion for a couple days following.
I have a new respect for those who cater large events. Even with a team of people it is a lot of work.
Lesson learned: Accept a challenge but, enlist the help of others.