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Chili for 275
Bethany
09/12/13
Planning on feeding a crowd of 275. Is this enough food/would you add anything?

Tortilla chips (24 lbs)
o 2 gallons salsa
o 2 gallons guacamole
Veggie Tray
o 12 lb cauliflower
o 20 lb bell pepper slices
o 12 quarts grape tomatoes
o 12 lb carrot sticks
o 24 cucumbers, sliced
o 12 lb celery
o 12 lb pea pods
o 12 cups dip
Relish Tray
o 12 lb black olives
o 12 lb green olives
o 12 lb pepperocini
o 12 lb tiny dill pickles
o 12 lb tiny sweet pickles

Cornbread (20 9X13 pans)

Chili (24 gallons)
Vegetarian Chili (6 gallons)

Sour cream (20 lb)
Cheese, shredded (15 lb)
Hot Sauce

Potato salad (80 lbs)
Coleslaw (80 lbs)

ellen
09/12/13
Some items a short for 275 if it is a self service buffet. Here are my suggestions.

Tortilla chips (24 lbs)- OK, none left
o 2 gallons salsa- 4 1/2 - otherwise you have less than 2 tablespoons per person
o 2 gallons guacamole- at least 4 1/2, people tend to get piggy on this

Veggie Tray
o 12 lb cauliflower
o 20 lb bell pepper slices
o 12 quarts grape tomatoes
o 12 lb carrot sticks
o 24 cucumbers, sliced
o 12 lb celery
o 12 lb pea pods
Veggies are almost double what I would expect- usually, 1 pound per 5 is plenty, and the bell pepper is probably double in proportion
o 12 cups dip
need about 4 gallons
Relish Tray
o 12 lb black olives
o 12 lb green olives
o 12 lb pepperoncini
o 12 lb tiny dill pickles
o 12 lb tiny sweet pickles
OK, but suggest you add same amount something like marinated green beans or artichoke hearts?

Cornbread (20 9X13 pans)- not enough. Only OK if you add at least 10 pounds of crackers, or 8 more pans

Chili (24 gallons)
Vegetarian Chili (6 gallons)
Good split, but probably about 1/3 too much, unless they are enormous eaters

Sour cream (20 lb)- OK
Cheese, shredded (15 lb)- shy, at least 3 more pounds
Hot Sauce - 12-16 bottles
-- you need about 14 pounds chopped onions

Potato salad (80 lbs)- this is about 8 gallons, I usually do about 12 for this size group
Coleslaw (80 lbs) - OK

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