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Cook Talk

reception for 150.00
jennifer clark
How much of the following will I need to purchase?
Fried chicken
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
Rolls and butter
Fried chicken, 2 pieces per person, mixed
Mashed potatoes, 30 quarts
Gravy, 9 quarts
Green beans, 20 quarts
Rolls, 300
butter, 5 pounds

Why You May Need an Appetizer Table
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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