Post # 1
I am planning to have a mixed savoury/sweet table for my wedding which is coming up in a few weeks, and am looking for some feedback from other brides. We have 70 guests, and will have hors d’oeuvres before dinner and then a 3 course meal for dinner. The sweet/savoury table will be served at 11 PM and will include wedding cake (big enough for 100 cake slices), 280 cookies (i.e. 4 cookies per person) and 250 samosas (3.5 samosas on average per person). Is it enough or should we consider changing some element?
Post # 2
vdasilva: I think it’s probably too much, personally. I don’t think people will eat that much.
Post # 3
vdasilva: I think that’s too much. Generally rule of thumb in catering is 1 per plus 5% some people won’t have a cookie, some will have 5. If you are having 4 kinds of cookie, I’d do 80% of your final number for each cookie, like I said, not everyone will have one, or some may only have two kinds etc. The Samosas (They are like god’s gift to the world), are probably not going to be eaten by everyone, not everyone loves sweet and savoury together and curry flavour lingers.
I would do a dessert table following dinner and THEN 30 minutes before the night is over, bust out the samosas as your midnight snack!!! Hopefully with Tamarind sauce….omg I just want to go buy 55 samosas right now…
Post # 4
I agree, you have too much with cake and 280 cookies… what about cutting it down a bit and adding fruit? (love the samosas idea)
Post # 5
So it looks like the consensus is that we have planned for too many cookies. I think we’ll cut that down to 3 per person to be a bit more conservative.
Thank you all for the feedback. It’s a bit difficult to know what the right quantity is for these things – you don’t want to run out of food but you don’t want a ton of food left over at the end either! Though my immediate family is big enough that we can split out any leftover food between us.