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ratio of chicken salad to tuna salad
Rita
04/01/13
Hi! I am catering a baby shower with 60 guests this weekend. They have asked for chicken and tuna salad on croissants. How many of each should I make? My thinking is that more women will want the chicken salad. Do you think 20 servings of the tuna salad would be adequate? Also, they don't want the sandwiches pre made. I think this will make the wait in the buffet line take too long. Other menu items are a pasta salad with meat, veggie and cheese trays, and a fruit bowl. Cupcakes and other dessert provided by someone else. Thank you in advance for your input!
ellen
04/02/13
Yes 60 people is too many for one line if they are making their sandwiches. The simple solution is to pre-scoop the salads into servings. I use the clear 8-9 ounce cups, line with a lettuce leaf, add a 1/3 or 1/2 cup scoop of salad (mini croissants, use the smaller one).

I would make 50 chicken and 20 tuna. I would also make 10 egg salad, as there is no other choice for people who don't eat meat...

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Rita
04/03/13
Thank you for your help, Ellen! I have sent a donation.
Do you think I could prep the cups of chicken/tuna salad the night before? Or would the lettuce wilt?
ellen
04/03/13
The lettuce would indeed wilt. You could use kale, that would hold; or put the half cup loosely in, garnish with some fresh parsley and a couple of grape tomatoes or large grapes.
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