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Master July 2017

a Wedding Food Disaster

Going to the chapel, on July 12, 2018 at 9:44 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 18
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Here is one example of what can happen when food isn't prepared appropriately and kept at a correct temperature. If it can happen to a licensed caterer, it can happen to a potluck or self catered event.


https://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2018/07/it_was_like_an_apocalypse_cny_bride_sues_caterer_after_guests_get_violently_ill.html


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Latest activity by Jen, on July 12, 2018 at 12:57 PM
  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I saw this on the news this morning!!! SO horrible!

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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Gross! So not ok and totally preventable...

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  • Kristin
    Super May 2018
    Kristin ·
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    I almost shared this yesterday when I saw it. So unfortunate! Thanks for posting.
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  • E
    Dedicated August 2018
    Elizabeth ·
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    Oh jeez... now I'm worried! That would be horrific!
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  • Kristina
    Master August 2018
    Kristina ·
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    That is TERRIBLE! Omg! I hope she's able to get money to cover the guests' medical expenses.

    This is why I fight so hard to tell people not to make their own food or have family make their own food for their weddings.

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    A brides (and guests) worst nightmare!

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  • Pegs
    VIP July 2018
    Pegs ·
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    Absolutely nuts. I couldn't even imagine what that was like, as the bride and as a guest, no less. So terrible.

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  • ABC
    Dedicated September 2018
    ABC ·
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    It wasn’t self catered. It was catered by a BBQ company, but they’re refusing to take the blame as there was also cheese and pepperoni brought in from the grocery store, Wegmans.

    You should still never self cater!! If professionals can make mistakes imagine what regular people could do...
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  • ABC
    Dedicated September 2018
    ABC ·
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    Oh i see that you said catered! Yes it makes it even more scary!!
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  • Going to the chapel
    Master July 2017
    Going to the chapel ·
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    When the paramedics set up a red tarp as a triage area, you know what is happening isn't good. Smiley atonished

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  • Jen
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    Jen ·
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    What a total nightmare.... Will be interesting to see the outcome of the lawsuit!

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  • c
    Super May 2019
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    What theeeeee! That's horrible.


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  • A
    Super February 2019
    Amy ·
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    I'm not bringing in ANY outside food thanks to this article and if I do lunch for the wedding party it will also be 100% catered from somewhere like Panera. Yes it can still happen but at least the whole outside food argument won't be applicable.

    My heart breaks for this bride. Catering is meant to prevent exactly this!!!
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  • OrangeCrush
    Super October 2017
    OrangeCrush ·
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    My heart breaks for this couple, too! How sad and I am just glad the guests are okay. People, I am hosting a family reunion this Sunday and I am catering it, no potlucks for a simple family reunion for 50 or so folks. Never ever for a wedding.

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  • N
    Expert October 2018
    Nicole ·
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    Oh my goodness... what a nightmare!!!
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  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
    M&M Bride ·
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    That is so heartbreaking to read about

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  • queenbee
    VIP October 2018
    queenbee ·
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    Yikes. Add this to my list of wedding anxieties 😂
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  • Jen
    VIP July 2018
    Jen ·
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    No kidding! I sent a copy to FH and said this is what will keep me up tonight when I wish I could sleep :-)

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