(Closed) Appetizer Dilemma: How much is enough or to much? (Buffet Dinner served)

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I usually feel like when you get stuff catered, from a catering place or a grocery store or wherever, when they say it feeds 50 it’s usually pretty accurate. Especially if you have a whole bunch of varieties of trays.
So if it says it feeds 50 and you buy 2 to feed 100, i think that works!

Post # 4
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Like Seaside, plus, I’d consider the guests and their preferences. We’ll have a decent amount of vegetarians/vegans/gluten restriction guests, so we’re also upping the ammount of veggie and fruit platters we’ll be getting, to accomodate them better.

Post # 6
39 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

This might be a unique problem that I had, but maybe it will help you:

I too had light appetizers and meat/cheese/fruit/veggie trays, along with some other things lik dips and deviled eggs adn stuff. My food was all done by a couple of my Aunts.

The only ‘hitch’ of the whole day was that they ran out of the meats, and they are still talking about how they wish they hadn’t put the meats FIRST in the lineup on the table. Apparently people piled on things like chicken tenders and cocktail sausages and meatballs becuase those were the 3 first things on the table. And then when they got down to the other stuff, the items are are a little cheaper or more plentiful?, they didn’t even have room on their plate.
And then we ran out of the meats which were at the beginning of the table.

Just a thought! You might want to strategically place the other non-meat things first, so people don’t hoard all the meats at the beginning and cause you to run out. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My caterer suggestion having enough appetizers for about 75% of the guests, because not everybody will want to eat everything.

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