Post # 1
Do you have any suggestions about how much to order for a one hour cocktail reception, with 77 adult guests (well, what the caterer considers adults; 10+) and 7 kids below that age.
We will have a cheese and cracker platter which is based on the total guest count, but all other options are purchased per piece. Any suggestions to determine how many pieces of food we need for these other selections?
We would be having the cheese/crackers, scallops wrapped in bacon, prime rib pieces and maybe some italian meatballs or mini quiche.
Thanks for any help!
Post # 3
I’m planning on six “bites” per person for our Happy Hour appetizers. We are having dinner afterwards, so I am not planning on as much as a appetizer-only reception. We won’t have the same quanity of everything, though. Will have a lot of hummus but only 100 pieces of dim sum and sushi (Trader Joe’s has darn good sushi-18 pieces for less than $7). We’ll probably have 8 appetizers in total, but we are self catering so the cost won’t be as high.
Post # 4
Oddly enough my caterer told me “one per guest” and I’m assuming that one applies to each appetizer I choose? We’re having dinner immediately following the cocktail hour with a full open bar, so I definately need to feed my guests. I feel like I need more though for sure. Maybe it’s just because I’m a little piggy and I love h’ors d’oeuvres.
Post # 5
I think one of each per guest is a little light, too, especially with cheese and crackers.
We breaking things down like this (150-200 guest, but 25% kids)
100 Dim Sum
10-12 ounce containers of Hummus
150 Red Pepper Bruschetta
100 Chicken Lettuce Cups
150 Proscuitto & Melon Balls
We will make a trip to Whole Foods for a cheese selection. Probably six cheeses with herb crackers and baguette slices.
Post # 6
Are they being passed or will they be on display, because that makes a difference in how much people eat. They eat less when they’re passed. I’m a meeting planner, and for my corporate cocktail receptions I normally count on about 5-6 pieces per person (passed).