Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park
We have decided to have our ceremony and reception in the same location. The reception will be in a pavillion with picnic tables and everyone would head over from the gazebo to the pavillion at around noon. The food would be presented buffet-style and will be self-serve. After lunch, guests will be provided with an assortment of cupcakes and other sweet treats. What do you think of this menu? Anything you would change or add? Does it seem like a good enough spread for around 35 guests? Thanks in advance for your input! (Also, drinks are not listed here as I will be providing them myself).
Homemade Potato Chips
Crisp Romaine, Garlic Croutons, Fresh Parmesan, Creamy Caesar Dressing
Fresh Sliced Fruit Display
Golden Pineapple, Strawberries, Seedless Grapes, Seasonal Melons and Berries
Seasonal and Fresh Vegetable Display
Carrots, Celery, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Red Peppers, Scallions, Cucumber, Miniature Tomatoes and Sugar Snap Peas with Blue Cheese Walnut Dip
House Pasta Salad
With Feta, Peas, Red onion and Parmesan Pepper Dressing
All American Hoagie Dip
Salami, Pepperoni, Ham, Cheeses, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and served with assorted Italian bread squares
Post # 2
Sounds casual and tasty. Is the hoagie dip pre-assembled? Some people might like certain meats more than others. Also, there is no meat in your spread that would suit someone that doesn’t eat pig products. I don’t know if that will be an issue for your guests.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church
It all sounds delicious, but I think as a guest I would miss having one big entree-like dish. These all seem like little snack foods.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I would replace the hoagie dip with sandwiches. It would be faster for people to take and feel more like a main dish.
Post # 5
I would add a main course. That hogie dip sounds weird.
Post # 6
Another “you absolutely need sandwiches” vote here. I would be looking around in confusion for the “main” item if I were in attendance.
Post # 7
Is this supposed to be finger foods and appetizers? It seems like the main dishes are missing- if that is the point, then I would at least add another thing to the hoagie dip as some people don’t like cold cuts- maybe like grilled chicken, etc… Or I would swap that out for assorted sandwiches/wraps.
Post # 8
Another vote for adding in some sandwiches/wraps 🙂 Although your menu sounds very tasty, it seems more like sides/snacks and I would be looking for a ‘main’ type of lunch item.
Post # 9
OP, are you going to serve a sandwich with this? Sounds like that is missing.
Post # 10
Doesn’t seem like enough for a noontime meal. It’s a good start but not filling enough. Add a sandwich or something similarly substantial. Fried chicken? Empanadas? Lots of options to make sure your guests get a good lunch.
Post # 11
I would replace the caesar salad with just a regular garden salad. You have a lot of creamy-based things, except for the fruit. I agree that you should offer a sandwich or some other kind of main course item, too.
Post # 12
I too don’t think it’s enough food. I’m not sure what “hoagie dip” is – are they finger sandwiches? Sounds like these are all appetizers. I agree with the suggestion of replacing the caesar salad with a regular salad (maybe offer different dressings?) – could you add chicken to the salad to make it more filling?
If you’re serving “cupcakes and other sweet treats” for desert, I think you’re better off putting some of the cost for desert into the lunch menu.
Post # 13
These sound like all little appitizers and not a lunch… I would add sandwiches (lot of different sandwiches) for sure
Post # 14
I would add a protein that is not “red meat” A lot of people don’t eat red meat but want some protein. Maybe some chicken salad sandwhiches as half of the sandwich option? Also maybe a three bean salad for extra protein if there are vegetarians? And then maybe a place on invites to find out any other restrictions, for example if there was a pescetarian maye you could have one tuna sandwhich for them
Post # 15
I agree with the people here. You should add either a sandwich or some kind of meat and I would swap one or two things from your list and switch it to something that’s not creamy or heavy.