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|Hi Ellen, I am helping friends prepare food for a wedding reception at 5:00 pm. Can you please tell me if we have enough food for 150 guest? Chicken Alfredo - 50 lbs chicken strips 40 lbs Alfredo sauce and 20 lbs bow tie noodles. Spaghetti meat Sauce - 60 lbs ground beef. 40 lbs spaghetti sauce and 20 lbs penne noodles. Toss salad. 15 lbs salad mix. 25 lbs bread sticks. 12 gallons sweet tea and 8 gallons lemonade. Thanks!|
You may be over some.
Chicken Alfredo -
This is the right amount of sauce for this many noodles, but you only need about 15 pounds of noodles, 30 sauce. Suggest you consider adding chopped broccoli or another veg, and make at least 1 pan/ crock pot of meatless pasta for any vegetarians, there will be some.
Spaghetti meat Sauce -
Again this is the right amount of sauce for this many noodles, but you only need about 15 pounds of noodles, 30 sauce
Toss salad. 15 lbs salad mix, see plan for 100 table for help with dressings and add-ins.
25 lbs bread sticks, 20 plenty.
A cooked veg would be important addition, about 30 pounds ready to serve. Roasted vegetables can be made ahead and served room temp, Italian style.
12 gallons sweet tea, have at least 1/4 unsweetened with some non-calorie sweeteners available
Do read the spaghetti page, much help for large pasta meals. Button at the top of the main cook talk page.
Please plan an Appetizer Table
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 or even a classic relish tray (see the veggie tray page); maybe shrimps or other cold seafood, if budget permits.
One appetizer service area serves about 100 guests.
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