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Wedding Nachos 350 people
Tonya
01/15/13
My son wants nachos for the refreshments at his wedding. We are planning for 340-350 people. We are using the nacho boats from Costco to serve them. There will also be cake. I read on a site that 8 lbs/100 people would be the correct amount, but after looking at your site I saw that 8 lbs would be enough to serve with sandwiches. I feel like 8 lbs/100 would not be enough for nachos. It will not really be a meal but just refreshments. What amount of chips would you suggest? We are using a fountain for the cheese. I got 9 #10 cans of nacho cheese sauce. I am wondering if I need a couple more. I would love some advice.
ellen
01/15/13
Tonya, what time is the reception and how long will it last? It is VERY unlikely that "just nachos" will be satisfactory for most of your guests; most would expect at least beans, taco meat, jalapenos, sour cream, salsa and guacamole with the chips. These would be in the amounts indicated on the taco/potato0 bar page.

I would go with 18-20 pounds chips per 100.

9#10 cans is less than 1/3 cup per person. I use 4 #10's per 100 minimum for a plateful per person.

Tonya
01/15/13
The reception will be from 7-9. I was planning jalapenos (3 #10 cans) and sour cream (2 1/2 gallons) and salsa (3 1/2 gallons). Would I need beans and meat? Could I do one or the other?
ellen
01/16/13
Hi, Tonya.
The difficulty with this time slot is that most people will not eat dinner before, and will be hungry when they arrive.

You can do whatever you like, but I would definitely do both meat and beans. 2 #10 refried or borracho beans per 100, 20-25 pounds ground meat per 100. I would also offer shredded lettuce, about 10 pounds per 100, for the option of salad or a taco salad.

Fruit trays would be the perfect accompaniment. See the fruit tray page.

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