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Cook Talk

wedding reception
Jacque
04/29/12
I am serving a meal at my daughter's wedding reception for 200 people. We will serve BBQ meatballs, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, and cake. I would like to have a fresh fruit tray with strawberries and grapes. How much fruit do I need with a meal? Thanks for the help!!
starla oliver
04/29/12
Hello i plan on have 200 people at my wedding reception i am having a coctail hour serving kroger veggie trays each feed 25 people fruit tray each feed 25 and cheese cubes each feed 25 people with all three how many do i need to order also my dinner that follows is chicken breast sliced ham mashed potatoes, green beans ,corn , roll how much do i need i am so confused. Thank You so much!!!!
ellen
04/30/12
Jacque, the amounts for fruit trays are covered on the fruit tray page. You want to end up with 2-3 ounces fruits and 1/4 cup dip per person.
ellen
04/30/12
Starla, First PLEASE read my article on wedding dinners.

You need 3 people in the kitchen, about 12 servers to set up serve and clean up the party and it cannot be you or your mom.

You need 1 pound fruit per 5, 1 pounds veggies per 8 and 1 pound cheese per 10, with 1 pound crackers per 12. Get the weight on the trays and you can figure it out.

chicken breast and sliced ham; 1 pound raw chicken per 3 PLUS 1 pound sliced hame per 5-6.

All of these are covered in the plan for 100 list, use 2 times the amount for 100:
mashed potatoes, green beans ,corn , roll

martha
06/01/12
I am having 60 people for dinner. My dessert will be strawberry shortcake. How many pounds of strawberries do I need? I figured 4 people per little square basket of strawberries.
How much heavy cream do I need to buy for the whipped cream? Do you have a recipe for a large whipped cream amount? thanks. the party is this sunday June 3.
ellen
06/01/12
I do 1 quart berries per 8. 1 cup cream to whip per 5-6.
martha
06/01/12
I was going to use 3T sugar per 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream, does that sound right?
ellen
06/02/12
Yes. I don't like it very sweet.
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