See a letter from Ellen about the donation campaign. Your help matters!

Cook Talk

wedding for 125-150
kathy
03/03/13
Planning BBQ for 125-15 about 1/3 are children
Need to know if got enough food planned
160 burgers and 160 hotdogs and 40 pounds leg guarters
7 gallons potato salad
3 gallons pasta salad
2 gallons sweet pea salad
2 gallons coleslaw
2 gallons baked beans
2 gallons green beans
2 gallons corn
2 gallons fruit salad
5 dozen deviled eggs
2 veggie trays for 50-65 people each
ellen
03/03/13
Actually a little too much food!

160 burgers and 160 hotdogs and 40 pounds leg quarters
I would do 120 or so burgers, no more than 40 hotdogs with this amount of chicken, and you will have some left. Cut some of the quarters into pieces for folks who just want a leg or thigh. You need 3 people doing just the grills for this mouch food of this type.
7 gallons potato salad-OK
3 gallons pasta salad-OK
2 gallons sweet pea salad-OK
2 gallons coleslaw-OK, maybe 2 1/2 to 3
2 gallons baked beans- probably run out. Make meatless so your non meat eaters will have an entree, or get some vegetarian grill patties
2 gallons green beans- I usually do 3 for 100 with a second vegetable
2 gallons corn-I usually do 3 for 100 with a second vegetable
2 gallons fruit salad- I would do fruit trays- hold better, look better, and the leftovers are more usable, kids like it better. Deluxe tray for 100, maybe add amounts for 25 more, people like fruit.
5 dozen deviled eggs- I usually do 2 eggs (4 1/2's per 3 people
2 veggie trays for 50-65 people each- fine, do Ranch dip, 1 cup per 5-6

Maybe chips (1 pound per 12-15) and dip or salsa (1 cup per 4-5)

If this saves you time, trouble or money, consider a donation, maybe a dime per person, to support the site.
Kids like chips

Tammy
04/22/13
hi im cooking for my daughters july wedding for 125 people.were serving
pig roast 125lbs
fried chicken 300 pieces
whole canned potatoes 45lbs
baked beans 42lbs
canned corn 24lbs
dinner rolls 15 dozen
garden salad 15lbs
20 cases of water
20 cases of pop
coffee
were also having chocolate fountain,candy bar,cookies and fruit.will the the main dinner foods be enough.thank you
ellen
04/22/13
pig roast 125lbs- plenty
fried chicken 300 pieces- way too much- 150 pieces are enough
whole canned potatoes 45lbs-
baked beans 42lbs- you need 4 1/2 gallons, or starts with about 12-14 pounds dry
canned corn 24lbs- OK, none left
dinner rolls 15 dozen- get good ones- 18 pounds, 3-4 pounds butter
garden salad 15lbs- a little short- see the salad section at the top of the plan for 100 page for help with salad and dressings

Please consider an appetizer area:

Before the Buffet; Why You May Need an Appetizer Table
A self-catered buffet is a real challenge to the organizers, and things don't always come together as smoothly as hoped. By planning and setting up an appetizer area or "nibble table" which is ready when the guests begin to arrive, the cooks and servers have time to complete the arrangement of the dinner buffet. This is especially critical if there are children among the guests, or there is a wait before dinner, as at a wedding reception.

This does not have to be complicated. Three items, plus a punch, or two if one is alcoholic, are sufficient. Typically, include a fruit tray, a cheese tray and an attractive dip or spread; or you can go with a dinner theme such as TexMex with chips, salsas, Texas caviar and guacamole; Italian with bruschetta or antipasto; maybe shrimps or other cold seafood if budget permits.

One appetizer service area is needed for each 100 guests.

If this saves you time, trouble or money, consider a donation, maybe a dime per person, to support the site.

Re:
Name:
E-Mail: (optional)
 
Message
Body