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jack & jill wedding shower feeding 250 people
Erica
07/11/12
Hi Eleen! I need help! I am planning a Jack & Jill Wedding Party for my brother and soon-be siste-in-law...I have about 300 people coming, but I figure on 250 people eating. This is my menu...can u help with amounts I should be cooking??? Thanks u!

Hamburgers
Hot dogs
Meat sauce
Sausage peppers onions
Potatoe salad
Macaroni salad
Toss salad
Cole slaw
Baked potatoes
Ziti
Meatballs
Mac & cheese

Apps:
Pepp cheese crackers
Veggies & dip
Fruit salad

Thanks a lot!

ellen
07/11/12
jack & jill wedding shower feeding 250 people
Well, a 300 person wedding shower is a new one on me...

First of all this requires about 6-8 people in the kitchen, plus an experienced manager and about 15 servers to set up, serve and clean up. How are you staffing?

Second, it requires a commercial size kitchen to prep, safely store, and cook, and at least 4 to 6 serving lines. What are your arrangements?

Grilling for this many people (burgers and dogs) is a pro-level task, and comparatively expensive, meat-wise. What about stepping up the sausage and peppers, meat balls and adding ham to make a good hot and cold sandwich bar? Good rolls and bread, sandwich condiments.

This is how I would scope the menu:

Salad department
Potato salad
Macaroni salad
Toss salad- skip, do classic relish trays
Cole slaw

Hot sides
Baked potatoes
Ziti
Mac & cheese
Possible to do just a baked potato bar- see the potato bar page

Entrees
As discussed above

Desserts- do dessert buffet, see the dessert planning page.

Beverages, see the beverage planning page

Appies
Apps:
Pepp cheese crackers - do cheese assortment, no more than 1/4 pepperjack, 1 pound per 10 cheese, 6-8 pounds crackers
Veggies & dip
Fruit salad

elln
07/11/12
jack & jill wedding shower feeding 250 people, con
Argh.

6-8 pounds crackers per 100

Fruit tray (NOT salad) per fruit tray page

Veggie tray with dip- do 3 classic relish tra, veggie trays for 150

ellen
07/11/12
jack & jill wedding shower feeding 250 people
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