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Wedding for 125 people
I am planning on serving 16 lbs of fresh salad, 50 lbs of baked red skin potatoes, 6 cans of green beans 15 lbs of bakes spaghetti, 35 lbs of sausage w/green peppers and onions and 130 chicken breast, roll and butter and for desert small wedding cake 4 doz. cupcakes and 6 key lime pies, 3 doz cookies. Is this enough food?
Thank You
OK if that is dry pasta weight- if cooked weight, you need about 30 pounds.

I strongly suggest an appetizer table, 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, including a fruit tray, a cheese tray and an attractive dip or spread, plus a punch, or two if one is alcoholic, are sufficient.

One appetizer service area is needed for approximately each 100 guests.

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