Cafe World Make Mardi Gras Merry Catering Order: Everything you need to know

To celebrate Mardi Gras, Zynga has launched a new Catering Order in Cafe World full of six tasks that you'll need to complete to "Make Mardi Gras Merry." These six tasks include three dishes that need to be cooked in bulk, and three collectable items that you'll need to receive from your friends.

This time around, the 3-star rating is only available for the first three days after accepting the job, so you'll need to make sure you have plenty of friends ready, willing, and able to help you before you jump in (or, simply have a lot of Cafe Cash on your account so you can unlock the steps that might give you trouble).

We have all of the details about this new catering order, so meet us behind the break to get started.

The three cooking tasks in this mission require you to serve Fish n Chips (a two hour dish) 400 times, serve Voodoo Chicken Salad (a 12 hour dish) 50 times, and serve Seafood Paella (a 14 hour dish) 50 times. All three of these tasks can be unlocked for anywhere from 30-35 Cafe Cash, which is quite the sum, meaning that I wouldn't undertake that decision lightly.

Remember, if you're having trouble cooking these dishes on your own, you can bring (and are encouraged to bring) up to 12 of your Cafe World friends in on the order with you, to share in the progress. You can add extra slots to your catering crew by collecting more items, as usual, but you likely won't need to if you already have 13 people (including yourself) all cooking at once.

While you wait for your dishes to cook, you can go about the task of asking your friends to send you the three collectibles in this catering order. You'll need to collect 7 Beads (bead necklaces), 4 Masks, and 3 Tambourines. Each of these items are earned by clicking on the "Ask" button next to an item and then sending individual requests to your friends to help you out.

If you can complete the order within the first three days of starting, you'll earn the 3-star rating, 12 Catering Points, 3500 Cafe Points, 60,000 coins, and you'll unlock the exclusive dish for this order - the New Orleans Gumbo. New Orleans Gumbo can be cooked for 600 coins, and is ready to serve in just one hour. You'll have 45 servings to sell for 20 coins each, giving you a return of 900 coins in total.

If you can't finish within three days, but still finish within the first five days of starting, you'll receive the 2-star rating, 8 Catering Points, 2500 Cafe Points, and 45,000 coins. Finally, if you finish the mission at any time after the first five days, you'll receive a single star, 4 Catering Points, 1500 Cafe Points, and 25,000 coins.

This looks to be one of the more tedious catering missions released in Cafe World, as you'll need to continually come back to your game to serve the Fish n Chips, but at least completing that task in bulk should be easier than, say, 400 12-hour dishes, or worse. Good luck to all those going for the 3-star rating!

Will you complete this Mardi Gras catering order in your game, or do you think it's too difficult to complete in time? Let us know in the comments.
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