I think the most challenging project I worked on was the organization and execution of a charity event we did at the last restaurant I worked at. The idea was born when a friend of mine, who worked for a beer distributor, and I got to talking and decided we wanted to raise money for Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital. We decided to create a Casino Night shortly before Christmas. Once ownership approved of the use of the restaurant facilities we had our work cut out for us. We had to get as much stuff donated to the event as possible. But some things we had to pay for such as labor and the gaming operations. We had to rent the gaming tables and hire the dealers too. Getting businesses and people to donate wasn't a problem at all. We had so many door prizes, raffle prizes and other wild stuff people could purchase with their winnings. We even gave away an all expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, which was donated. The tricky part of the event was recovering the labor costs for the staff that worked the event as well as the intangibles like utility costs. I calculated those costs by using an average based on the utility bill. The most challenging part was the coordination of all the moving parts. We had a DJ, we had Erika Viking MC the event, we had the gaming people, the cooks the bartenders and so many other pieces that needed to be managed and monitored. We charged people $50 a head and packed the place. It was a very rewarding project.We had such a good response to the event and raised about $10,000 for the Children's Hospital. I actually considered going into event planning after we nailed that function.