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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
wedding reception for 150
peg
02/07/10
Looking for how much of each item needed to feed 150 guests. Menu is veggie/dip, fruit cups. Antipasta,bow-tie pasta, stuffed shells, meatballs, italian sausages w/ onions and peppers, bread & butter. Wedding cake for dessert.
ellen
02/07/10
What is the time of day (meal or reception), how are you serving, is alcohol being served, what is the rest of the menu (bread, vegetables?)
peg
02/08/10
Ellen- This will be a meal served buffet style after a 5PM wedding. There will be beer and wine served.The menu listed above is thought to be the complete menu.
jsn
02/08/10
How much chicken for chicken salad do I need to purchase for 125 guest? also I want to make a fruit salad with strawberries, red and green grapes, red and green apple, and canned pinapple chuncks.
ellen
02/08/10
JSN, see the sandwich event page or the plan for 100 page for help on chicken salad amounts. Chicken salad recipes on the sandwich page or in this forum. 1 pound boneless skinless makes 2 cups meat, 1 pound whole chicken makes 1 cup.

See the fruit tray page for help on the fruit salad

ellen
02/09/10
Peg, this menu is a little lopsided as a stand alone for a dinner buffet.

veggie/dip, would skip if doing antipasto and add salad or veggie dish
fruit cups, see fruit tray page I would recommend fruit trays, hold better, present better and leftovers are more usable.
Antipasta, see appetizer page for both veggie only and meat and veggie guidelines,
www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/appetiz2.html
bow-tie pasta, would skip and do vegetarian casserole; eggplant parmesan, perhaps or roasted.
stuffed shells, 1 1/2 per person
meatballs, 3 ounces per person
italian sausages w/ onions and peppers, 4 ounces raw sausage PLUS equal weight veggies
bread & butter 10-12 pounds bread plus 3 pounds butter per 100 Whip the butter for spreadability and cost.

Wedding cake for dessert. Add dinner service of coffee, see beverage planning page.

jsn
02/09/10
how many grapes chopped do I need for a cup?
ellen
02/10/10
If you want your fruit salad not mushy, I would not chop grapes. Get small seedless, green or red, allow about 1 pound for 3 cups.
john
08/06/10
how much food for 150 people pulled pork chicken sausage/peppersonion etc.
ellen
08/08/10
John, this is essentially a DIY site where you use the tables to make an estimate, post it, and then I check it. If you are asking me how to divide up the meats alone, I need to know the rest of the menu, time of day, type of event and how served (plated, buffet, etc.)
 
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