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Hello there, im in need of some help as to how much of these food items i need to make for our Jack n Jill party in May... Its a chicken bbq, Here is the list of the food on our menu, any info on HOW MUCH of each food i need to make will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance!
Jada, to make a surer success of your effort, make an appetizer plan, especially if you are grilling, and here is why:
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 serves about 100 guests.
Here are a few tweaks
Cheese n cracker platter, 12 pounds cheeses, 6-8 pounds crackers
Add fruit platter (fruit tray page)and chips and dip (1 pound chips per 15, 1 pint dip/salsa per pound)
Rolls, 2 per person (about 18 pounds), 5 pounds butter
Potato salad, 65 pounds raw potatoes
Cookie platter, 4 small per person
Soda cans, CANS
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