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|I'm having BBQ chicken, ribs & sausage. The sides are going to be Baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, tossed salad, mac & cheese, rolls, sweet tea & lemonade. How much should I need?|
Glassic menu, you need to add an appetizer table and here is why:
Before the Buffet; Why You May Need an Appetizer Table
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 is needed for each 100 guests.
Now, for your party;
For a grilling party of 250, you need 3 grillers, 3 cooks and about 15 servers to set up, serve and clean up. The cooks and grillers and some servers can't be part of the wedding party, as they will be needed to work during the service.
Now for the menu. First, do please read the BBQ planning article from the buttons above.
BBQ chicken, 1 piece per person
Baked beans, 3 gallons per 100
mac & cheese, 1 pound pasta per 10, 1 quart sauce per pound, 1/2-1 pound cheese per pound
rolls, 2 smallish per, 3 pounds butter per
sweet tea, 24 gallons, at least 1/3 UNsweetened, with sugar and sweeteners available
Most people like coffee with dessert, use dinner level coffee from the beverage planning page.
If this saves you time, trouble or money, please, make a donation, maybe a dime per guest, to support this site. Thanks.