With over 25 years of catering experience in both New York and California, Sudi “Rick” Karatas shares the best and worst that the event and hospitality profession has to offer. Mostly the worst. His very funny stories include weddings (one with a runaway groom), a bar mitzvah where OJ Simpson was a guest, a $5-million birthday party for three-year-old twins, and an unforgettable gig on 9/11. You'll get an inside peek at what goes on behind the scenes at all kinds of events, many with celebrity guests.
The many nightmares and “flustercucks” that Karatas survived are brought to life as well as stories from coworkers in the past, one of whom now directs movies for Lifetime and another who is on the television show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Anyone who has a manager on a power trip can relate to how some catering companies mistreat their employees. This book gives you lots of food for thought, literally. The juicy stories will make you laugh and cry and teach you what not to do at catering events. And it will definitely make you crave mini hotdogs.