Post # 1
So I’m trying to determine how much to order for our reception (cocktail hour and dinner) when it comes time to do so. For cocktail hour I am having a mashed potato bar plus some fruit, veggie and antipasto platters. For dinner I’m doing a taco bar. So here is my question, I am anticipating around 100 guests and would like to do chicken and beef for the taco options. My question is, how much would you order of both? Do you order each option for 100 guests? Order each option for 50 guests and split it up? I’m not sure what to do with it. I will also be ordering some mexican style party trays (mini burritos, quesadillas, jalapeno poppers etc) to serve along with dinner as well as the some kind of salad. I am having this at my family farm and will have all food delivered. So it’s not a hall with an in house caterer…if that matters at all lol.
Thanks so much for your help!
Post # 2
Can I attend your wedding please? Your menu sounds yummy! 🙂
If the taco bar is buffet style, I would order for 50 of each, then just order extra, so maybe 75 chicken and 75 beef, so you may end up with a lot of extra. but maybe you could hire a server or two to refill and keep things hot, etc? Then you can eat the extra taco fixings for days after!
Post # 3
jlc3: Sure!! lol! I was thinking about doing just a bit extra just to make sure I have enough. I’m thinking that with the cocktail hour food plus the extras for the dinner, everyone should be full. And I’m also going to be doing late night s’mores with a fire pit. 🙂
Post # 4
SkinnyLatte17: Oh man, when’s the date, I’m there! LOL. It definitely sounds like you’ll have more than enough and everyone will be full. Always better to have more food than you need than to run out!
Post # 5
SkinnyLatte17: I’d probably order 75 of each. I always prefer to have too much food than too little. Can the caterer/supplier advise you? My parents had an Indian buffet for their anniversary and there were 3 different starters, and then a chicken, lamb and vegetarian option for the main. We just told them how many people were coming and they worked out the rest. Had more than enough food and everyone was able to have some of everything.
Post # 6
Ummm I agree with jlc3; can I come?! This sounds so good! Mashed potatoes AND tacos?! Yes, thank you!
I’m having the same dilemma that you are.. especially in regard to hors d’oeuvres. I’ve been to a few weddings where there was a ton of food, and not enough food – I want to be the former! I would say it would be safe to assume that you should have at least one piece of each type of food for each guest, assuming that everyone will want to try everything at least once. That’s kind of how I’m approaching things!