“I arrived 15 minutes early to the host’s home in the Philadelphia suburbs. I went in and introduced myself to Lorraine and her family, and took the extra few minutes to acclimate myself with the space and what I needed to do to help the host! After Lorraine explained everything, I immediately rolled up my sleeves and began to help her with cooking the rest of the appetizers and dinner sides. I also took the liberty of greeting guests as they arrived and taking their coats to a spare bedroom. I then made sure to serve and refresh the guest’s drinks and set out the remaining appetizers while the host finished up in the kitchen.
When the host was done with preparing the dinner, she went in to sit with her family while I set the dinner table, filled the water glasses, lit the candles and opened some bottles of wine. I packaged up the appetizers as everyone began to head into the dining room for dinner. The dinner was served buffet style, and I served some wine while the guests enjoyed their food.
Once dinner was over, I collected all the empty dishes and serving trays, and began loading the dishwasher. As the guests were eating the buffet of desserts set, I then dried and put everything away. I took out the trash and recyclables and finished tidying up the kitchen. Before I left, I made sure everyone received their coat and that everything was spotless!”