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Cook Talk

Graduation Party
Hi Ellen, I am having a graduation party for 60 people. A buffet Style starting at 6:00. Can you please let me know if this will be enough. Thanks

My Pan Size is
Top dimensions: 12 7/8"W x 20 3/4"L x 3 9/16"D
Bottom dimensions: 9 7/8" x 17 5/8"

Fried Chicken 80 pieces
Ribs 20 lbs
Fish 10 lbs
Meatballs 15lbs
Spanish Rice & Black beans- 5lbs
Vegetable Medley-5lbs
Baked Ziti 4lbs dry pasta
Macaroni & Cheese 4lbs dry pasta
Collard Greens- 8lbs
Corn on the Cob - 72 pieces
Baked Beans - 2 Gallons
Rolls 12 dozen
Pasta Salad- 3lbs
Potato Salad-15lbs
Tossed Salad 3lbs
16 oz Ranch
16 oz Italian
16 oz French
Sheet Cake

Graduation Party- 60 people
Lets do some tweaking.

Fried Chicken 80 pieces- 60 plenty
Ribs 20 lbs- 1 rib per person, weight will depend on type of rib
Fish 10 lbs-with the other choices, no more than 6 pounds
Meatballs 15lbs- no more than 10 pounds, 3 quarts sauce, will have some left
Spanish Rice & Black beans- 5lbsI would start with 4 pounds dry rice and 4 pounds dry beans
Stuffing-3lbs??? Doesn't especially go with the menu- could skip
Vegetable Medley-5lbs- 12 pounds

Baked Ziti 4lbs dry pasta
Macaroni & Cheese 4lbs dry
OK, with the other salads, 3 each OK

Collard Greens- 8lbs- 10-11 pounds ready to cook
Corn on the Cob - 72 pieces- 60 OK
Baked Beans - 2 Gallons-1 1/2 plenty (2 #10 cans)
Rolls 12 dozen- only 6 pounds

Pasta Salad- 3lbs dry pasta weight
Potato Salad-15lbs raw potato weight

Tossed Salad 3lbs
16 oz Ranch
16 oz Italian
16 oz French
See the plan for 100 salad section, do 1/2 the amount for 100

Sheet Cake one full sheet or 2 layer half sheet serves 60

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