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wedding for 150 ppl
Hello, I am having a wedding for 150 people. it is a do it yourself hall. I have family cooking but we would like to know how many 8 qt trays of each dish we would need to have enough food?
Chantiera, I need the menu to estimate this.

Please consider adding an appetizer section, here is why:

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 One serving area is needed for each 100 guests.

Thank you ellen. Yes we were having fruit, vegetable and crackers and cheese for the appetizers. The main course would be Baked chicken, fish ,roasted potatoes and string beans.
Baked chicken, 5 trays
fish, 2 trays

roasted potatoes, 4-5 trays (if you have bread and rolls you need less)
string beans, 3-4 trays (if you have salad, yhou need a little less

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