(Closed) Reception entree madness

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: How to keep everyone happy?
    Don't bother! Guests who selected "Indian veg." can live without chicken. Tough! : (6 votes)
    40 %
    Upset my FI by proceeding with the "live-plating" option for those selecting "Indian veg." : (1 votes)
    7 %
    Beg the caterer to have platters of chicken the waitstaff can walk around offering to everyone. : (5 votes)
    33 %
    Change the chicken option to the Indian plate + a leg of tandoori chicken (mostly veg plate). : (3 votes)
    20 %
    Some other magical solution that'll make this whole mess go away : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It seems like maybe the easiest route is to just put chicken on every "indian veg" plate.  If you go with any option other than not having chicken for that plate, your caterer is going to have to cook enough indian chicken regardless, so you might as well just put it on the plate, avoid the hastle, and if they wanted chicken- they got it.  If they didn’t, they don’t have to eat it. 

    Post # 5
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Oh man.. that is tough!  Then I guess I would go with no chicken for those who selected indian veg. 

    Post # 6
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    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Maybe the caterer can walk around with platters of tandoori chicken and offer it around? Or can they put raita, chutney and chicken at each table and people can help themselves? That is a difficult situation, good luck!

    Post # 7
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I agree with sparkle.  The waitstaff should carry around a plate of tandor and offer it to guests.  It’s like a during-dinner appetizer plate 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think your best solution is to have the caterers offer Tandoori chicken to all guests, regardless of what meal they choose. I don’t think putting chicken on all the vegetarian plates is a good idea, for those who chose vegetarian to avoid meat! And I don’t think offering the chicken to just those that ordered vegetarian makes sense, especially since it seems like some of your guests that chose the chicken option were expecting an Indian meal.

    Could your caterer allow your guests to order at their tables? I’ve heard that its not too hard to prepare for this kind of meal, especially since you’ve already gauged it pretty well. Just have the waiters ask if they would like American fish, American chicken, an Indian meal with Tandoori chicken, or a vegetarian Indian meal. Though you said for some reason your parents didn’t want this on the RSVP card, so maybe they won’t like this either, but its basically the exact same as having the waiters bring the platter around, but more formal in appearance.

    Good luck! Your guests are lucky to have so many options! 

    Post # 9
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    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I voted to ask the caterer to offer tandoori chicken to anyone who would like it. It might also be a nice gesture to those who did not select the "Indian" option, so that they can have a taste of your culture. =)

    Failing that, the live plating is a good option. Or you could always just say "tough" to the people who went with vegetarian but still expected chicken, because that’s just silly.

    You won’t be able to please everyone whichever way you choose, but it’s a testament to your strength of character that you’re trying. =) 

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