(Closed) Food/Drink help!

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1) a full size chafer will comfortably serve 25 people, so I would say about three to four of each food.

2) For the sides I would plan on a 3-4oz serving.  That gives you 4 servings/pound, so about 20 pounds of each.  Since guest probably wont eat a full 4oz serving of all 3 salads, you might get away with 15pounds each.

3)Drinks depend on where you are located.  Here in North Carolina September is pretty warm.  I would plan 1 drink/hour/guest for this area.  In a cooler climate you might be able to get away with 1 drink/guest/2 hours.  

4)I would offer a pasta. If you have a vegetarian, they will be limited to sides with the menu you have.

Pasta can also be a great way to control cost.  Guests tend to fill up on it (and its not expensive), and go lighter on the meats.  One idea might be to adjust to a pasta bar- one chafer with ziti or penne or something, a chafer of meatballs, a chafer of veggies, and a chafer with red sauce and alfredo sauce.  I also might add a tossed salad to your menu, not everyone is crazy about the heavier mayo based salad.  Let me know if you have any other questions- I’m happy to help.

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