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feeding 150 people
Kris
10/16/13
I am making the food for my sons wedding in November. We are having 1 kettle chicken corn and 1 kettle of vegetable soups. I am also making pulled pork BBQ and roast beef along with baked beans, potatoes salad and coleslaw. I need to know how much I will need to make. There will also be vegetable and fruit trays. Chips, pretzels and of course cake. Thanks for helping.
ellen
10/16/13
Hi, Kris,

Most soup kettles hold 10 quarts at most, only about 40 to at most 50 servings, so I am wondering about your limit to "2 kettles". I would do at least 8 gallons. Also, are both the pork and beef for sandwiches? I am assuming they are, and the numbers would be different if the beef were plated.

pulled pork BBQ 1 pound per 4 for all
sauce- have a bottle for each table on the table
roast beef- 1 pound per 3 for all
gravy- at least 1 cup per 4
rolls/baguettes- 1 pound per 6
sliced onions- about 9 pounds
pickles-1 gallon

baked beans, 3 gallons per 100, have some meatless for the vegetarians in the crowd
potato salad, 50-60 pounds raw potatoes
coleslaw- 30 pounds cabbage plus add ins

vegetable trays- use veggie tray page, or do 2 classic relish trays on the same page
fruit trays- 1 1/2 deluxe tropical tray for 100 on the fruit tray page
chips, 1 pound per 12
dip, 1 pint per pound, minimum
pretzels, 8 pounds
Serve a punch or lemonade along with the appetizers, 10+ gallons

cake, least costly to provide a smaller formal wedding cake, plus a groom's cake, plus "kitchen cakes"- sheet cakes in the wedding cake flavor.

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