What to serve to 15-20 people for brunch?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Can you rent catering trays that can be kept warm during the ceremony (those metal trays that have the little burner underneath.)? I think those will be a better option than a crock pot.

When I read your post, I kind of thought “hotel breakfast…yum” where they have bacon, eggs, sausages, french toast, biscuits, gravy, etc all in those trays.  They also have bagel/toast bars with cream cheeses and jams. It could be nice to include some smoked salmon. Definitely have fruit trays too 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think making some sort of savory egg casserole like a strata or a quiche or a french toast casserole is a good bet.  I don’t think it’s necessary to make either in a crock pot.  I would add some sort of fruit salad with that, selection of juices, champagne, etc.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Breakfast Casserole

Monkey Bread

Toast station

Bloody Mary & Mimosa station

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Oh, yeah.  A bagel spread with cream cheese, lox and fixings is an easy way to host brunch.  Who says no to bagels.  

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

MrsUPS:  chocolate covered fruit such as strawberries

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As a Swede I love everything that’s salmon, so I’ll second those votes for gravlax. It always goes nicely with egg dishes – so quiches, deviled eggs or scrambled eggs would be great compliments. I personally love it together with asparagus, so I’m going to vote for that too.

One thing that could be a fun addition is home made granola with some nice thick Greek yoghurt. If you have a nice granola recipe (if you don’t, I do – feel free to send a pm if you want it) you could even make little jars of it for the guests to bring home as a favor! Like this:

http://marissanixonphotography.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/granola-favors.jpg

Darn, these are so cute I kind of wish we had gone for a brunch wedding…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

MrsUPS: If they’re Dutch/German salmon and open faced sandwiches will probably be a popular option. Perhaps contact a local German bakery for the bread? All Germans I know are super picky with their bread and really dislike “white fluffy stuff that you can compact into nothing”. They might even like the addition of pickled herring (you can get it at IKEA) – personally I think it’s a punishment to human kind, but some people love it with passion. Oh… and sausage, I definitely think you should look into German delicatessen stores to get a few interesting varieties that you can serve. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 quiche and crepes maybe? 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My mum had a catering business a few years ago and we used to make mini stuffed croissants. Bacon and mushroom in sour cream, shredded chicken, seeded mustard and cheese, ham, cheese and tomato, cream cheese and chive…. List goes on and on!

You can do sweet ones, too, with a little smear of nutella. They can be made months ahead of time, frozen and then popped in the oven to crisp the day of. 

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