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I was wondering if you could help me figure out how much food I need to make for 150 wedding guests. The reception will be at 5 pm and it will be buffet style
The menu includes:
and we are roasting a pig and chicken breasts. Do you have any other suggestions to add to the menu?
Food for a wedding 150
Be sure that you have experienced pig roasters who will NOT be at the wedding. Day of you will also need help. day of, the bride, groom, their immediate family and wedding party have way too much to do and feel to cope with the food- so even if you do all kinds of prep ahead, PLEASE bring in folks who will not be with the wedding to set up, serve, and clean up the party. For a party this size, if the pulled pork is fully prepped ahead (not roasted day of) you are looking at 3-4 people in the kitchen and 8 or so out front to set up, serve, and clean up a buffet service. Local church kitchens and teen groups; diners that close after lunch; local culinary programs or cafeterias are all good sources. Yes, there is a cost, and it is very little compared to the preciousness of time that particular day.
Now, on to the menu.
I suggest you break out some of the items and add, to make an appetizer area ready for guests while they wait for the meal and the bride.
Fruit Tray + Dip- the deluxe tray for 100 plus a few extra quarts of strawberries would be plenty, see fruit tray page
Roasted Pig (Pulled Pork)
Potato Salad- about 50 pounds of raw potatoes. Lots of great recipes this site- you could do 2 kinds
Green Beans- 24 pounds ready to cook per100
For beverages, see the beverage planning page
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