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Wedding for 80
Kim B
08/31/13
Hello Ellen, I am doing a wedding next week. They say they have about 100 people saying they will come so I am cooking for 80. This is just word of mouth invitations. Their menu contains alot of starches. They won't budge on the menu. So I need to know how much of each item since I don't think ever individual will eat that many starches. Anyway here is what they want: Baked chicken-breast boneless and thighs. Beef tips,mashed potatoes,mac and cheese,potato salad,mac salad,tuna salad,peas, carrots w/butter and sweet,green beans,corn and rolls. Please help with quantities. Thank you
ellen
08/31/13
Kim, if they say 100, cook for 100 and charge for 100. If you run out of food when 100 show up, it will be your fault and hurt your business.

I hope you are just doing the food and not the set up and service also.

This is a mediocre plan, they need an appetizer table and punch. This is about the best I can do:

Beef tips, 1 pound raw beef per 4
Baked chicken-breast boneless and thighs, 40 each breast and thighs
tuna salad, 1 restaurant size can, equal amount diced celery, equal amount good mayo

mashed potatoes, 30 pounds potatoes
mac and cheese, 6 pounds dry pasta

potato salad, 25 pounds potatoes
mac salad, 3 pounds dry pasta

peas, 12 pounds
carrots w/butter and sweet (?), 12 pounds
green beans, 14 pounds
corn, 16 pounds
Some veg left

rolls 12 pounds
butter 3 pounds

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