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charity buffet for 160 people
Ernie
04/14/13
My sister and I are making a buffet dinner for 160 people. We will be serving beef, chicken, vegetables, roasted potatoes, rice, and a vegetarian pasta. Maybe a few cold salads. How do we figure out how much of everything we will need per person...
ellen
04/14/13
Ernie, this is not a budget menu. Are you trying to do a fund raiser, or are you offering hospitality to guests?
Ernie
04/21/13
I am planing to cook a dinner for my neaices theater troop fundraiser.. and am not sure howto plan for so many
ellen
04/21/13
OK. Do you have any idea how many vegetarian meals you need? Would you consider a beef stew, or pork instead of beef (better buy)?

Would you consider 1 vegetarian and one chicken entree?

You want to end up with about a pound and a half of food per person, counting everything. Do you have a top budget per person? Write again.

ernie.
04/30/13
Making beef etoufe(sp)
Bone in chicken
Pasta vegetarian dish
Vegetable's
Rice
Caesar salad
Tossed salad
Mac salad
Roasted potatoes..

I am not sure how many actual vegetarian meals I will need
My Budget is $10.00 per person

ellen
04/30/13
beef etouffee- a thickened beef stew with wine- round or chuck- 1 pound raw boneless per 3
Bone in chicken- 1 piece per person
Pasta vegetarian dish-what about a vegetable dish that could be a vegetarian entree- (some kind of casserole? ratatouille, green bean, eggplant Parm, etc)and let them do the rice and potatoes as the starches. Allow 1/2 cup veg casserole per person.
Vegetable's
Rice- 8 pounds per 100
Roasted potatoes-35 pounds per 100

Caesar salad
Tossed salad
One would be fine and simplify cooking and reduce costs. Do 150, 1 1/2 times the amount for 100, from the plan for 100 table.
Mac salad- 6 pounds dry pasta per 100

Ernie
04/30/13
Thank you so much Ellen.
All great ideas and will show them to my sister toni
This will help immensely. We are looking forward to doing this.
Wish us luck and thank you again
Ernie
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