(Closed) How does this sound for reception food?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

1/2 a chicken is a lot of meat. That is one thigh, one breast, one drumstick plus for each person. You will get a lot of waste.

However if someone id good at butchering you can cut the roast chickens up into pieces and do a buffet essentially the same way.

But remember you will need to rent serving and warming trays and have someone there to serve and clean up- stuff a  catering company would normally do. 

I think using “normal” settings will be just fine and make it nice. Going to plastic and disposable is what will make it look less formal, not the chicken.

As for sides green beans is easy for large groups.  As is rolls or corn bread. Roasted red potatoes in a rosemary oil. etc. 

Post # 4
221 posts
Helper bee

I think that sounds yummy!! Roast chicken can be really delicious if it’s done right. You could add some lemon, fresh rosemarry and other fresh herbs to the chicken and the potatoes to make it more delicious and you could add a variety of sides, grilled summer vegetables, grilled corn, a beautiful fresh summer salad etc. I would definitely splurge on the plates though. So many companies rent them and half a chicken will be quite heavy if they are carrying them from a buffet, you don’t want people dropping their chickens on their dresses!!

Post # 5
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@nicoleloren1228:  I agree with lefeymw, send the chicken to a butcher first. It will look better and not waste as much food. Roasted chicken is a wonderful idea. I love it with green beans and maybe potatoe au gratin. If you want it a little more fancy you can choose to serve asparagus instead of green beans.

Post # 7
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

that would be good, keep in mind if you have any guests that may want another choice.  we are doing meats and then a pasta for guests that may want something without meat.

Post # 8
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance is allergic to chicken

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