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Cook Talk

Wedding Dinner- 175 Guests
Erin
06/18/14
Between my family and my fiancÚ's family we are doing our own food for our upcoming wedding (with the exception of hiring someone to roast a hog for us).

I am wondering on how much of everything I will need. We will have around 175 guests, but some of the people we have invited can eat like a horse! So I am thinking that 200 would be a safe number for us!

We want--

Fruit- Strawberries, Grapes, Watermelon, Pineapple and Cantaloupe. How many lbs each?

Veggies--

Peppers (mixed colors), Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Radishes. How many lbs each?

Meatballs--

Doing two different kinds-- how many lbs each kind?

Macaroni Salad--

Doing two different kinds-- how many lbs each kind?

Potato Salad

How many lbs?

Spaghetti Salad (like an Italian but with spaghetti noodles)

How many lbs?

Italian Salad (more traditional)

How many lbs?

Baked Beans

How many lbs?

I feel like this isn't a big enough spread? Is it?

Thanks Ellen!

P.s- This will be served at dinner time (6PM).

ellen
06/21/14
Wedding Dinner- 175/200 Guests
OK, based on your note, I am estimating for 200.

Fruit- Strawberries, Grapes, Watermelon, Pineapple and Cantaloupe. How many lbs each? About 50 pounds, but see the fruit tray page- weight depends on selections

Veggies--
Peppers (mixed colors), Celery, Carrots, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Radishes. How many lbs each? you want 6 bites per person, use the veggie tray page for help on amounts

Meatballs--
Doing two different kinds-- how many lbs each kind?
If appetizer, 20 pounds; if main course, about 55 pounds

Macaroni Salad--
Doing two different kinds-- how many lbs each kind? Total 12 pounds dry, you decide the amounts

Potato Salad
How many lbs? 60 pounds potatoes, plus add-ins

Spaghetti Salad (like an Italian but with spaghetti noodles)
How many lbs? No more than 6 pounds, and you might cut back on the macaroni salad

Italian Salad (more traditional)
How many lbs? abou25 pounds

Baked Beans
How many lbs? 6 gallons

I feel like this isn't a big enough spread? Is it?

You need to set up a appetizer table, possibly with the fruit and veg, add chips (1 pound per 15, 1 pint dip per pound)

T a he menu is a little heavy, maybe a veg dish (about 35 pounds)

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