Any solutions to a fear of entertaining/cooking for guests?
Some people have a fear of flying, or a fear of heights or spiders...I have a fear of entertaining/cooking for others. It is the shortness of breath kind of fear. I have no idea where it stems from, but I have read that a lot of people never entertain/cook/host dinners because they fear something will go wrong, and the food will be dry, mediocre, or they fear a loose hair will find its way into a dish, or because of the amount of work involved in getting the house cleaned up and the dinner prepared. Even with people renovating their kitchens with nice appliances, they still are not entertaining in their homes, and only cook for family.
So have any of you overcome this fear and become comfortable entertaining and cooking for friends and acquaintances in your home. I understand many of you are just very comfortable cooking/entertaining for others, and do not even hesitate doing so. But for those of you who this does not come naturally to...how do you overcome this type of a phobia????