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Wedding for 200 people
My sister is having a wedding for 200 people.
They are having meat and cheese trays and everyone makes there own sandwiches. There will
be 4 types of meat. How much meat does she need of each?
Addie, she needs 3-4 serving lines for this- 4 is better, as make it yourself are slow to serve- and she needs an appetizer table and other foods. The exact amounts per 100 are on the sandwich planning page, button at the top of the cook talk page. It takes a couple/3 people in the kitchen and about a dozen out front to set up, serve, and clean up a party this size.

Why You 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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