DIY Taco Bar

posted 7 months ago in Food
Post # 31
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Bumble bee

mollysmom :  Sharing what you’re doing is fine, I’m sure you’re excited for your daughters wedding.  It’s just not very relevant to the OP’s situation.  

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

achicago :  My thing is, if it’s feasible for you all who cares what others think!

By The Way…..I like tacos so yeah, I’d eat. lol

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

You are very welcome!

The restaurant supply store here is called Smart Foodservice.  I am not sure if they are a National chain. 

If you DO decide to do the taco bar, I have my shopping list on line with my supplier and would gladly get a copy to you.  You may have to tweak a thing or 2 to suit your needs, but it might be helpful as a starting point, or save you some “figuring.”

Whatever you decide to do in the end, I hope your day is everything you imagined it to be and more.  🙂

 

 

 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

mollysmom :  I sent you a message with some questions 🙂 

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

mollysmom :  Excellent point about the restaurant supply store!  Something like a Smart & Final?

 

I would say this depends on your level of tolerance for DIY things. Mine is low. Buying my own tablecloths almost put me over the edge. Ha.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I wouldn’t DIY it for sure. Logistical nightmare. You can likely get it catered and served for still a reasonable price. 

Post # 39
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

xraychick…I noticed your email…sorry it took me a bit to answer your questions!

 

beevincent…I did check into that.  There is a local mexican place here in town that friends and family all love.  I checked with them about catering the wedding.  For 200 people they quoted me a cost of $5200.  That did not include delivery or clean up. 

While that is not a horrendous amount by any means, I am able to handle it myself for under $1000, serving the same things that they quoted, and actually serving more food.  They only calculated 2 tacos per person, and I didn’t think that was sufficient.

I am one of those that love doing things myself and it doesn’t bother me in the least.  My daughter on the other hand has no patience for it what so ever.

The money that I have saved on the catering and other things that I am doing myself has given me the opportunity to gift to my daughter and fiance their honeymoon to Hawaii.

I will fill the bowls and cook the food and clean up the mess (with the help of my sisters) to be able to make that happen for them….it makes my heart explode with excitement.

 

 

 

 

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

mollysmom :  2 tacos per person?! That is not a lot. I need to check with my caterer to see how they actually calculate the taco bar. My SO’s family is tall. His brother is 6’7. 2 tacos would be more like a snack, not the main dinner entree. 

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I totally agree!  If I am in the mood for tacos, I can eat more than 2.

I actually doubled what the caterer figured.

Also, once the dancing and partying starts, who’s to say that somebody won’t want to grab a taco or make a plate of nachos as a “snack.”

I plan on having extra taco bar food set aside to bring back out should anyone want “round 2” once the party starts.

 

 

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