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Wedding for 160
Jane
06/05/13
I am going to be helping a friend out for her wedding and want to make sure that I have enough food. She has 160 confirmed guest. Would you please check to see if my amounts are right? Thank you!

Bone in Spiral Slice Ham (60 1bs)
Baked Teriyaki Chicken (60 lbs)
Green Beans (6 Jumbo Size Can Beans)
Large Deep Aluminum Disposable Pans Mac & Cheese 6
Large Deep Aluminum Disposable Pans Chicken Baked in Dressing 6
Yeast Rolls & Corn Bread Mixture (20 Pounds)
Sweet Tea (6 Gallons)
Unsweet Tea (6 Gallons)
Lemonade (6 Gallons)

ellen
06/05/13
Bone in Spiral Slice Ham (60 1bs)-plenty
Baked Teriyaki Chicken (60 lbs)-plenty

Green Beans (6 Jumbo Size Can Beans) need at least 8

Large Deep Aluminum Disposable Pans Mac & Cheese 6- don't know how deep, 4", 6", it makes a difference.

Large Deep Aluminum Disposable Pans Chicken Baked in Dressing 6

Need gravy, 1 cup per 5

Yeast Rolls & Corn Bread Mixture (20 Pounds)- OK add 5-6 pounds butter

Sweet Tea (6 Gallons)
Unsweet Tea (6 Gallons)
Lemonade (6 Gallons)
Plenty. You need dinner level coffee for the cake- see the beverage planning page

You need appetizers, especially the fruit trays, 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.

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