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Cooking for 200 people for a wedding
Amber
08/31/10
I have my menu picked, now I need to know how much of everything to have. It is going to be a casual wedding reception in a hall, in March. How much of the following will I need. Pulled Pork (for sandwiches), meatballs, baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, taco salad, Buns (for sandwhiches), and fruit salad. Is there anything else I should have or should consider adding? Maybe rolls? Oh yeah I plan on having a cheese and relish tray too. Did I miss anything?
Amber
08/31/10
Oh yeah I forgot to mention I am going to purchase the meats already cooked and in trays so all we will have to do is put them in a roaster, heat them up and keep warm. But how much should I get?
ellen
08/31/10
baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, and fruit salads are all covered om the plan for 100 page and the fruit tray page.
Pulled Pork (for sandwiches), meatballs, taco salad
These are all usually considered entrees.
I would allow 1 pound meatballs per 5 plus 1 pound sauced ready to eat pork per 3 to 4. For the taco salad, I would suggest you do chips and toppings for about 100- se the taco salad recipe on site and do 3 to 4 times the amounts.
Amber
08/31/10
So then I would make all first things there based on 100 people or double it for 200? Also would I buy buns for 200 or more or less?
ellen
09/01/10
To serve 200, you must double the amounts for 100.

For buns, as discussed in the sandwich article, you want 2 small per person (best for weddings) or 1.2 to 1.5 larger, depending on estimated appetites.

 
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