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Ananiversary reception for 225
LuAnn Rindels
07/25/16
I need an amount to order for the following: already cooked cut up chicken for cheesy chicken sandwiches, already cooked beef for BBQ beef sandwiches, mini red potatoes to roast, and fresh fruit for a salad made up of pineapple, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe. Thank You!
ellen
08/01/16
Anniversary reception for 225
I am giving you the amounts for a reception over a mealtime. If it is 2-3 hours midafternoon, do about 1/4 less. If it is over a mealtime have salad and/or veggies also.

cut up chicken for cheesy chicken sandwiches, already cooked beef for BBQ beef sandwiches,
1 pounds ready to eat makes 6 fat sandwiches or buns, or 8-10 light. In most groups, you want 120 sandwiches per 100 people. In most groups, it is 3 beef for every 2 chicken. So you can figure amounts based on the number and type of sandwich you decide to make.

mini red potatoes to roast, about 40 pounds per 100

fresh fruit for a salad made up of pineapple, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe
Suggest you consider fruit trays instead- prettier, hold better and the leftovers are more usable. See the fruit tray page and plan on 6-8 bites per person. You can shift your amounts depending on prices and ripeness of the various fruits.

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