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Coronation/fund raiser party
Michelle
12/17/13
Help!! I am fixing all the food for a fund raiser dinner approx 150 people. I don't know how much food I need and also if you have some suggestions on my menu, they would be much appreciated. My plans for my menu are as follows: BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and moscacholli, green beens, salad, cheese potatoe and deserts. I am having 2 main dishes so they can have one or the other. Suggestions please!! Thank you
ellen
12/17/13
Michelle, day of this is a 4 cook, 10 server job to prep, set up, serve, and clean up. The prep if you are working alone will take 4-5 days,not counting desserts.

That said, mostaciolli is neither easy nor cheap, and many people would take both sandwich and pasta, if it is self serve.

Would you consider some menu tweaks for cost and ease of prep? Write back.

Michelle brueggeman
12/27/13
Ellen, most definitely I would take some menu tweaks. Please help!!!! We are charging $13.00/person 6 and under free.
Michelle
12/27/13
Ellen, the other thing I forgot to mention is if I do something with hamburger I have all the hamburger I want for free. Thanks Michelle
ellen
12/28/13
If you can get free hamburger, ditch the pulled pork and make meatballs sandwiches! More time but much less money. Or even loose meat or sloppy joe type sandwiches. Or really good meatloaf...

sandwiches, write back about this
mostaciolli, about 15 pounds of pasta, usual to use about 1 quart sauce per pound. Make at least 1 pan meatless for vegetarian folk.

cheese potatoes, since you have the hot pasta dish, how about a good potato salad instead? Easier and can be done ahead. You would use about 65 pounds of potatoes

green beans, 35 pounds
salad, use plan for 100 page, 1 1/2 times the amount for 100

desserts, see the dessert planning page for help on amounts

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