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party for 469
dona
12/12/12
planning a party for 469 people how many chating dishes i need to serve
Lasagna
Potao salad or scalloped potatoes
Fried rice
Steam assorted vegetables
garden salad
brownies
baked chicken
creole fish
ellen
12/13/12
Dona, is this all on the menu for one party? Is it buffet with seconds allowed? Do you have the 50 person staff of cooks and servers it will take to set up, serve, and clean up this size party? More info, please.
ellen
12/14/12
its a buffet but every one is served once. i do have the staff to clean and serve and to prepare. what am not sure about is the quantity of 8 quart pans i need for each dish.
The menu has changed
Veg Lasagna
Fried rice
Garden salad
roasted potato wedges
BBQ Chicken
Creole fish
brownies
ellen
12/14/12
A 2 inch full size steam table pan actually holds closer to 7 quarts than 8. 56 1/2 cups...

BBQ Chicken-1 piece per person
Creole fish-1 pound raw per 4-5
Veg Lasagna- everyone will take some. See the spaghetti page, make for 200

Fried rice-6 pounds (two pans, approx.) dry rice per 100
roasted potato wedges-35 pounds (2 pans) per 100

Garden salad- see plan for 100, make for 450

brownies- 2 per person- see the dessert planning page. Consider a dessert buffet instead.

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ellen
12/14/12
By the way, to serve promptly, for this many people you need at least 6 serving lines.
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