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wedding dinner for 250 do my quanties look right
Lauren
02/02/13
30 lbs tossed salad
200 lbs chicken thighs and legs
30 lbs green beans
80 lbs red potatoes (roasted)
25 lbs broccoli ( for casserole)
40 doz rolls

Appetizer table
5 canatopes
1 watermelon
8lbs grapes
2 pineapples
8 lb strawberries
there will be various cream cheese with toppings served with crackers
spinach dip

Drinks tea sweet and lemonade 10 or 12 gals each
unsweet tea 6 gals
coffee and hot tea will be served also

Thanks for your help

ellen
02/02/13
Hi, Lauren,
Good work. Some things a little short, and you will need at least 2 appetizer service areas- 3 would not hurt-

This is what I would do:

30 lbs tossed salad-35
200 lbs chicken thighs and legs- cu about a quarter, as some will just want a thigh or 2 legs
30 lbs green beans- at least 50
80 lbs red potatoes (roasted)- 90
25 lbs broccoli ( for casserole)- at least 50 ready to cook. which is 60 regular
40 doz rolls- OK- add 6-8 pounds butter

Appetizer table
5 canatopes
1 watermelon
8lbs grapes
2 pineapples
8 lb strawberries
This is enough for about 100- go at least double

there will be various cream cheese with toppings served with crackers at least 30 pounds of cheeses and spreads, at least 15 pounds crackers

spinach dip- at least 4 gallons, 5 would not be too much, at least 16 pounds of bread bites, chips, etc.

Drinks tea sweet and lemonade 10 or 12 gals each- 12
unsweet tea 6 gals- OK
coffee and hot tea will be served also- use the amounts for dinner coffee on the beverage page
water- 16 gallons

Lauren
02/02/13
Thank you for your help. I forgot to add there will be little shot glasses with dip and veggies in them. With that do you thin I still need to double the fruit?
ellen
02/02/13
It usually takes 1 pound per 5- see what you think.
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