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wedding food
Dawn Benjamin
How much mac salad , pasta salad , Cole slaw for 200 hundred people....also having two meats, baked beans and salted potato, rolls. How many pounds of macaroni and how many pounds of pasta for pasta much Cole slaw?
mac salad, pasta salad, total of 14 pounds dry pasta for both, you divide by the tastes of your area. You want to end up with about 8 gallons

Cole slaw 6 gallons

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.

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