Post # 1
So we are having a buffet for our 100 guests. We are having:
How much ham and turkey do you think we will need to buy? I have never bought either of these so I have no idea how much I need!!
Post # 3
@LRCWedding: The rule is one half pound meat (precooked) per person if it is boneless. It is one pound of meat per person if it is bone in meat like turkey. This rule pertains to all meat.
It also depends on whether or not your ham has the bone in or not. You would also want people to have the option between ham and turkey (or have both), so atleast 75lbs of each.
Post # 4
@blueskye: I’d agree with this! You might also want to make sure there are no gluten free or vegetarians.
Post # 5
For my mothers wedding (11.25.11) we had 350 people…we had 2 roast beefs, two trays of mixed fried chicken (grocery store), four turkeys, and two hams in addition to sides…The buffet had attendants and each person got to choose two meats. Everyone had enough meat and it ran out while they were up for seconds..We had enough green beans, potatoes, cabbage, sweet potatoes, and other sides for thirds and ended up taking a lot home (We had 4 trays of each)
Post # 6
We had about 75 people at our wedding, we did tri-tip, rotisserie chicken, a fettucini dish, a marinara dish,salad and rolls. We bought 15 tri tips (4-6 lbs each uncooked) and 10 chickens (5lbs each cooked) and 4 lbs total of pasta, probably 6 lbs of salad greens and some random measurement of tomatoes/berries and what not. There was so much extra food it was unreal!! Darling Husband was very adament that if we were having a wedding there would be tons of excess food because he always hates weddings that run out of food haha.