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Cook Talk

100 year celebration open house
I've been asked to prepare finger foods for a 2 hour open house. The menu is as follows:
stuffed mushrooms
chicken bites
Italian kabobs (olives, tomatoes, mozzarella and salami)
deviled potatoes
veggie pizza
vegetable trays
fruit and cheese trays

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how much I am going to need of everything! It's mainly going to be a lot of older women and the hours are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. They are expecting around 200 people. Any suggestions on quantities would be greatly appreciated!

It will be about 12 "bites" per person for the two hours. This is more choices than usually done for 100, so you will likely have some left overs.

stuffed mushrooms-2 per person
chicken bites-2 per person
meatballs- 10 pounds small, with 3 quarts sauce
bruschetta- 2 per person
Italian kabobs (olives, tomatoes, mozzarella and salami)- 3 for each 2 people
deviled potatoes-2 per person
veggie pizza (not necessary) do squares, consider doing white or marguerita, 3 squares each 2 people
vegetable trays, consider doing a classic relish tray with just a bit of fresh raw- see the veggie tray page

fruit and cheese trays- 3/4 the deluxe tray for 100 on the fruit tray page would be plenty

About 8 pounds of good cheeses, some could be logs or spreads, and 6 pounds of crackers- don't open last 2 till you see how it is going

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