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Cook Talk

Quinceñera/15th birthday
I am wanting to feed approximately 350 guest. How much leg quarters, rice, beans, potato salad, and sausage would I need?
A leg quarter per person, cut some into pieces after cooking.
sausage, a pound for 5 or 6, as the second meat

rice, 12 pounds per 100
beans, 8-9 pounds dry per 100
potato salad, 4 1/2 gallons per 100

You need salad, see the plan for 100 page.

You might also want to add appetizers, here is why:
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 is needed for each 100 guests.

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