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Wedding in 9 days
We are having a baked potato bar with toppings including: homemade chili, taco meat, grated cheddar cheese, green onions, tomatoes, olives, butter, sour cream, salsa & que bueno nacho cheese from costco & tortilla chips so people can make nachos too if they want to. We are also serving green salads & maybe homemade rolls. For dessert instead of cake we are having cheesecake & pumpkin pies. With Cider, Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Lemon Water & Milk maybe. We sent out 400 invites & have at least 100 rsvps, we are guessing because not everyone has rsvp'd that around 300 will be there including kids. How much of these foods will we need to buy & make for around 300 people. We are having friends & family make & bring the ingredients after we buy them. Thanks for any help & God Bless!
Sheena soon to be Bergmann :)
Dear Sheena,
I hope you have already found the taco/potato bar page, it will give you all the amounts, even nacho and chip info. 3 times the amounts for 100. Don't forget a couple gallons of jalapenos. You can post your estimate if you want me to look at it.

Also, it takes about 4 people in the kitchen and 18-20 people out front to set up, serve, and clean up this size party, and they can't go to the wedding- they will e setting up.

This is what I would do for the rest:

green salads, use the plan for 100 salad section, 3 times the amount for 100
homemade rolls, 12 pounds per 100, 3 pounds butter per 100

For dessert instead of cake we are having cheesecake & pumpkin pies. Per 100 about 18 pounds of cheesecake and 60 pieces of pie, 3 cans real whipped cream, 3-4 quarts assorted fruit toppings or preserves for the cheese cake; or get cheesecake bites, 2 per person, and 72 pieces of pie.

You need reception level coffee with the dessert, see the beverage planning page, with the hot tea added as described.

Cider, about 5 gallons per 100
Tea, iced, 6 gallons per 100, about 8 lemons per 100
Hot Chocolate, skip; troublesome to maintain and doesn't go with menu. Get a 50 envelope box of Nestle's dark chocolate cocoa mix and put with the hot tea set up.
Lemon Water- quart per 4
Milk- skip

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