(Closed) Concern about Pasta Bar

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think an hour and a half is a little long to have your guests wait for their food.

Can you have a couple tables each of the salad bar and the pasta bar set up and have lines on both sides of the tables? That is the best thing that I can think of.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are doing a pasta bar too. Honestly, I doubt it will take a minute to ladle pasta onto a plate and pour sauce over it. I would assume pasta would be the fastest food to get everyone through. No one humhawing around trying to decide what to get and picking through which slab of meat looks good ect. LOL. We are going to start the open bar and have one h’ordurve so everyone can get settled and then they can make their way over to the salad and bread bar as well as the pasta bar. Are the chefs actually plating it? I was under the impression it would be a “self serve” type of ordeal, but maybe not! I don’t think it will be an issue. I am sure they will all be happy just to eat!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

See if you can have two chef stations and two salad bars. Also, see if you can talk to the chef(s) to see how they feel about how long it will take for that many people to get through the lines. I am sure they have worked with that many before, so you may be worrying for nothing; although, I would be worried too.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

The menu card should help and I am sure the chef(s) will get them through as fast as they can. I would get two chefs though, if you can. That should help.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@melynn44: I’ll be honest – I would be pretty grumpy if I was one of the last tables and I had to wait an hour and a half to eat.  I would check with the caterers and ask them how they have handled this problem in the past, how long they estimate it will take, etc.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@melynn44: I went to a pasta buffet wedding and it was really nice (except that the chick was a bit overcooked, but better over than under, you know?) just last summer. It was really tasty and I don’t recall waiting terribly long for my meal. They had the side salads pre-plated (you added your own dressing) and in a different line so that you could go get that first if you preferred.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I hate waiting in line for food-it’s really the worst. And as PP have said, the last table will be really grumpy after an hour and a half. Even though you are providing menu cards, are people going to allowed to customize their orders? Because that will really slow things down as they stand there trying to decide. I would be a bit concerned as well.

The number one complaint that I hear about weddings is that people were starving and they had to wait too long to eat. You could practically feed them PB&J and they would be happy as long as they got it quickly. Lol

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@melynn44: if people overstuff themselves, that’s nothing you can control.

(FWIW, I’ve never seen an open buffet become a “free for all cattle drive”)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Do you have anything for people who can’t eat bread? It sounds like almost all your food is bread-based.

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