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Food For Wedding..HELP
Brittany
09/06/13
Hi I am planning a wedding for 150 people. I have decided I wanted to serve brisket, baked beans, rolls, and twice baked mashed potatoes or loaded mashed potatoes. I have to clue on how much of everything I should buy to accommodate the amount of people I am planning on having. Is there any suggestions you can give me, I'm in need of some help fast.
ellen
09/06/13
See the brisket threads. As for the potatoes, start with 45-50 pounds raw potatoes per 100.

brisket, baked beans, rolls, are all covered in specific on the plan for 100 page, you would do 1 1/2 times the amount for 100.

A party this size needs 3 people in the kitchen, about 10 to set up serve and clean up.

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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