Poorly Trained Catering Employees
Less than a month later a different caterer sent only one employee to handle an event for nearly 100 people. The employee set three trays of hors d’oeuvres on a table then exited. When I asked him where the plates were, he said “They can use their fingers.” I then asked if he had brought plates for the dessert, which they were providing, and he said no. Consequently, I had to make a quick trip to a store to purchase paper plates and forks for both appetizers and dessert.
Today we live in a casual society and many young people have little, if any, training in the social graces. It appears they are not receiving training of the most basic type from their parents or their employers. But, perhaps the catering managers themselves lack knowledge of how to handle a nice event. In the first instance mentioned above the catering manager was present and he found nothing wrong with his employees’ actions. Appalling, appalling, appalling!!