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Graduation Menu for 300 people
Sheri
05/29/14
Hi Ellen, I am having an open house for my son for graduation. I'm planning food for 300 people. Here are the items he wants. Pulled Pork. I can order 10 lb bags of pre-cooked/shredded pork. How much to order (8 bags?). Also, how much should I plan for each side below. I don't want to make too much.

SIDES:
Pasta Salad (one with noodles, pepperoni, cheese, broccoli) I can get order 5 lb containers of this.

Bagged lettuce salad. Can buy 5 lb bags.

Fruit salad (how much to make??)

I have someone making a Oriental Salad...maybe skip that?

Son wants mashed potatoes. Is that hard to keep warm? I would like it easy where I can buy it in bulk and just mix/heat up. How much?
Maybe throw in just some baked beans in crockpot.

Desserts is just bars people will be bringing and cupcakes or cookies.

Thanks so much for your help.

ellen
05/30/14
Hi, Sheri,

Pulled pork for sandwiches; 1 pound ready to serve per 4 people; 5 full size buns or 10 slider buns per pound. 5-8 pounds sliced onions per 100, 2 gallons slaw per 100

Pasta Salad (one with noodles, pepperoni, cheese, broccoli) I can get order 5 lb containers of this.

Bagged lettuce salad. Can buy 5 lb bags. Allow 10 pounds salad including ad-ins and 3 quarts dressing per 100

Fruit salad (how much to make??) 3 gallons per 100- consider fruit trays- prettier, easier to serve and eat, leftovers keep better.

I have someone making a Oriental Salad...maybe skip that? OK if they want to-

Son wants mashed potatoes, definitely difficult for 300- needs 120 pounds. Chips, 1 pound per 12, dips 1 pint per pound, would be a perfectly OK change, and offer him a private stock of mashed?

Baked beans, 4#10 cans (3 gallons) per 100.

Consider a crock pot of veggie sausages for the vegetarians who will be there, with 300 people will have some. Field Roast is a tasty brand.

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