isn't too nice.
A prime example of mass catering is school pancakes
. These are without question the most extraordinary
things I've ever eaten. At least half an inch thick, these consistantly have a consistancy of rubber foam, and taste burnt and stale
. They're a real treat
, universally enjoyed, of course.
The problem of creating quantity with any degree of quality without truly exorbitant expense seems insoluble. Mass catering is of course invaluable in providing sustenance to a large group of people, but if you're looking for more than survival value from your food, it's not up to much.