08.07.2011 BBQ catering, Catering News, Local San Diego No Comments

Chargers Catering Season

Caterers rooting for the football season missed out twice since tailgating is a top draw for quality BBQ catering. This 2011 season there are added concerns and local businesses everywhere believe the game must be played. Personal chefs and caterers are rooting for their businesses as well.  Considering catering events based around the sport drive revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars to the catering industry, missing even half of the regular season could effect the bottom line dramatically.
In the past year it’s been struggles for the chargers and as the NFL trade talk deadlines come closer the entire nation becomes a bit more interested in the once far away concerns that the owners and players may not work this out. For fans this is devastating but it has a huge effect on other parts of our society. Economically the sport of professional football stimulates many other areas of the economy that many people might not think of. As a personal chef in San Diego I have many clients that are mainly interested in my skills off the field, as a BBQ chef. While they utilize my skills all year long, the tailgate is a specialty that is always booked on game day. For me it’s a great opportunity to spread the word about my business because the clients always have a policy of sharing and the food speaks for itself. Its a great source of spreading word of mouth marketing ( no pun intended) and i also keep a great client on a weekly rotation.
If the Players and owners in the NFL don’t come to an agreement to play next year, one implication will be about 8-10 home games that would normally be great catering jobs for a personal chef like myself. This is a good amount when it comes down to it at the end of the year. however I feel much worse for the fans that don’t get to enjoy my pulled pork or smoked asada taco’s, two favorites that any personal chef in the San Diego area NEEDS to know. These are also special events for a private party chef since they are always a very enjoyable time and each event has a unique environment that “i can recall distinctly making many games very special events.
Catering a tailgate party is something that I have taken great pride in. It takes the right tools, something that I have acquired after years of learning the trade. The smoker needs to be wheeled out early so that iti can be brought to the right temp and all your condiments and rubs need to be applied much earlier. another fact that any personal or bbq chef knows. The grill needs to be brought up to temperature as well for certain meats that aren’t being smoked. the second factor is the time of the game. This is going to dictate the type of food that is going to be served for the most part. The side dishes will be a fresh mix for a morning game and a heavier more substantial food is going to be preferred for afternoon or night games. The Serving time comes quickly for those who are unprepared and the biggest factor in the timing is know your barbecue equipment and using your skill as a personal chef. The sauces are the the kicker. With carne asada and catering you have the opportunity to explore a world of flavor that is brought to you from the amazing Mexican cuisine that is so under rated. The same is true with a Texas style barbecue which utilize very unique sauces and flavors.
Most caterers don’t realize the broad range of flavors that truly make up each cuisine and offer the same generic dishes like sad salmon with bummed out broccoli or chewy chicken and poor man’s potatoes. I wouldn’t dream of it. Not when the games on the line.
The chargers have given it a good chance to play a couple extra games next year and many more than the fans are rooting for it. It’s amazing that a sport so widely loved can come down to arbitration as it has and could be threatened to be played this next year. If it does you can find me catering at San Diego’s new arena football league. So long as there isn’t a team next year called the Los Angeles Chargers, I will be happily helping The fans and my patrons grub on an amazing season (ing).

Caterers rooting for the football season missed out twice since tailgating is a top draw for quality BBQ catering. This 2011 season there are added concerns and local businesses everywhere believe the game must be played. Personal chefs and caterers are rooting for their businesses as well.  Considering catering events based around the sport drive revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars to the catering industry, missing even half of the regular season could effect the bottom line dramatically.

In the past year it’s been struggles for the chargers and as the NFL trade talk deadlines come closer the entire nation becomes a bit more interested in the once far away concerns that the owners and players may not work this out. For fans this is devastating but it has a huge effect on other parts of our society. Economically the sport of professional football stimulates many other areas of the economy that many people might not think of. As a personal chef in San Diego I have many clients that are mainly interested in my skills off the field, as a BBQ chef. While they utilize my skills all year long, the tailgate is a specialty that is always booked on game day. For me it’s a great opportunity to spread the word about my business because the clients always have a policy of sharing and the food speaks for itself. Its a great source of spreading word of mouth marketing ( no pun intended) and i also keep a great client on a weekly rotation.

If the Players and owners in the NFL don’t come to an agreement to play next year, one implication will be about 8-10 home games that would normally be great catering jobs for a personal chef like myself. This is a good amount when it comes down to it at the end of the year. however I feel much worse for the fans that don’t get to enjoy my pulled pork or smoked asada taco’s, two favorites that any personal chef in the San Diego area NEEDS to know. These are also special events for a private party chef since they are always a very enjoyable time and each event has a unique environment that “i can recall distinctly making many games very special events.

Catering a tailgate party is something that I have taken great pride in. It takes the right tools, something that I have acquired after years of learning the trade. The smoker needs to be wheeled out early so that iti can be brought to the right temp and all your condiments and rubs need to be applied much earlier. another fact that any personal or bbq caterer knows. The grill needs to be brought up to temperature as well for certain meats that aren’t being smoked. the second factor is the time of the game. This is going to dictate the type of food that is going to be served for the most part. The side dishes will be a fresh mix for a morning game and a heavier more substantial food is going to be preferred for afternoon or night games. The Serving time comes quickly for those who are unprepared and the biggest factor in the timing is know your barbecue equipment and using your skill as a personal chef. The sauces are the the kicker. With carne asada and catering you have the opportunity to explore a world of flavor that is brought to you from the amazing Mexican cuisine that is so under rated. The same is true with a Texas style barbecue which utilize very unique sauces and flavors.

Most caterers don’t realize the broad range of flavors that truly make up each cuisine and offer the same generic dishes like sad salmon with bummed out broccoli or chewy chicken and poor man’s potatoes. I wouldn’t dream of it. Not when the games on the line and the fans are hungry.

The chargers have given it a good chance to play a couple extra games next year and many more than the fans are rooting for it. It’s amazing that a sport so widely loved can come down to arbitration as it has and could be threatened to be played this next year. If it does you can find me catering at San Diego’s new arena football league. So long as there isn’t a team next year called the Los Angeles Chargers, I will be happily helping the fans and my patrons grub on an amazing season(ing).

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