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well cooking for 250 people how much rice and beans should i get
also carne asada tacos chicken tacos and chile verde
carne asada tacos chicken tacos and chile verde
Assuming this is a taco bar for entree, please review the taco/potato bar page, and them write back if more questions on that.
10 pounds dry rice per 100. Both "Spanish" and "mexican" rice recipes on this site.
10 pounds dry beans per 100. The borracho bean recipe on this site is excellent.

An appetizer plan is vital with this menu, 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.

A party this size will need about 3 people in the kitchen and 12-15 out front to set up serve, and clean up the party. They will be working during the wedding.

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