(Closed) Is It Crazy to Have Chicken and Turkey as the Meal Options?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Is it crazy to have chicken parmesan and roasted turkey be the two meal options?

    No - it is no extra cost to you and they are the best two entrees on the menu.

    Yes - you should pay the extra $300 for people to have the beef option even if it isn't that good.

    Other (explain)

  • Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’d offer either the chicken or turkey plus the vegetarian meal.  No need on spending the extra money for beef when it isn’t even good. 

    Post # 33
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @kkish3:  Well, its not rude to have both but it strikes me as a bit odd to have chicken and turkey since its two white meats.  I suppose if the two are prepared very differently, that’s something but even so, why not just go with one or the other? 

    We recently attended a wedding were everyone was served chicken.  I thought it was fine.

    I suppose my personal opinion is that if you’re going to offer two options, go with the chicken (or turkey) and the beef.  However, if you really think the chicken and turkey are very good then go for it. 

    Post # 34
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    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I don’t like the turkey or chicken choice. They are both poultry and taste too similar.

    Post # 35
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    they are both so similar it isn’t really a choice… i would do chicken and beef

    the whole reasoning behind a choice is so if people do not want poultry they can have beef or something… so why have a choice if they are both poultry?

    Post # 36
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @fishbone:  In some areas it’s actually very traditional.  The church ladies would usually prepare it.

    Post # 37
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I do find the chicken and turkey choices a little odd.  I would wonder about it as a guest, but it wouldn’t bother me!  I think it would be a bigger problem if you offer beef and pork, as chicken is more acceptable to more people.

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It’s fine.  You’re choosing based on taste (keeping guests’ comfort in mind) and your budget (keeping your own comfort in mind). 

    Post # 39
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Its fine like that  – They are prepared so differently. or I would offer just roasted turkey ( And maybe get a discount ๐Ÿ™‚ ) It keeps things simple and that dish is a classic. Vegetarians know they have an option, just make sure there is one- no need to publicize it. Just my 2 cents. ๐Ÿ™‚

     

     

     

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think people can deal especially if the beef doesn’t taste all that great. People can live without beef for one night. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @kkish3:  I did something similar. My venue’s beef was not the best but the chicken and shrimp dishes were awesome. So we have lemon chicken and shrimp stuffed with crab plus a vegetarian option

    Post # 42
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    It doesn’t seem crazy to me. $300 to add a beef option that you don’t really like wouldn’t be worth it. Get what tastes good. Plus, Chicken Parm is way different from roast turkey, so people will still have an option, and they shouldn’t be complaining about free food anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 43
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    49 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would find out if there’s any allergies. My Fiance is allergic to chicken and turkey, so he wouldn’t be able to eat your options.

    Also some people might be disappointed. There’s a lot of ppl who prefer beef over chicken or turkey.

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    chicken & turkey are too similar. You might as well just choose 1 and forget the option.

     

    Post # 45
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    surely your venue can offer more than one beef dish.  perhaps the one you sampled is not good but do they have one that is??  what type of beef dish was it?

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee

    I’d be miffed. I probably wouldn’t say anything, but I’d definitely be disappointed if the “choice” was between two white meats. The sauces/coating might be different, but the meat itself is similar enough that I don’t consider it to really be a choice.

    Among most people I know, turkey is considered a pretty second rate meat. Essentially “chicken but not as good”, and I don’t know many people who ever eat it outside of Christmas dinner (and even then, a lot go for chicken or something else these days). So if you offered my circle of acquaintances a choice of chicken or turkey, you might as well not have bothered since they’d all pick chicken (and lament the lack of a red meat option).

    To me, part of organising a wedding is considering what would please your guests, and food is a huge part of that. Obviously you should serve the meals that you and your hubby want to eat, but I would always make a red/white meat choice available because red meat is such a key part of most people’s diets (certainly in Britain, maybe less so elsewhere).

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