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Lynndsey Rigberg | | Sep 12, 2012 03:28 PM

Hi Chowhounds,

I'm hosting an open house for a group of parents and kids next month. Initially, I was just going to grill up some hotdogs and hamburgers, but unexpectedly, the number of attendees have swelled and doubled in size!

I know if I try to cook for everyone, I will miss the entire party!

So I want your advice: if I want to hire someone who can help do some basic cooking, what kind of person am I looking for? I'm not looking for a caterer per se because there's really no specialty cooking involved. And it's not just a "server" because they'd be doing some grilling and taking tator tots out of the oven!

So thanks for telling me how to even ASK for this type of person, and finally, what's the market rate I should expect to pay?

Thanks for all of your sound advice and any referrals!