I run the catering department attached to a brewery. At times I am assigned events that if I had my way, I would not necessarily agree to cater. In this case:
Island wedding - about 2 hours drive from my kitchen to the ferry, ferry ride is an hour, then another 45 minutes to the site. Also, have to arrive early to the ferry landing because of limited space.
The budget is miniscule: 3500 all inclusive (tax, grat, labor, food, delivery, ferry tickets, gas, plates, flatware, etc)
I've worked out a bare bones menu that I can prep ahead of time, keep cold until I cook it at the site (I have a profesional bbq, the site has two home ovens and electric ranges)
The dinner is a buffet, I can swing it with 8 staff members. My main problem is transportation: With the ferry schedule, it'll be a 17-hour day for the staff. I need to find some way to knock those 8 hours of transportation down, while also reducing the cost for ferry tickets.