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ELLEN'S KITCHEN
Wedding
DIANA
10/12/10
Am cooking for daughter wedding. The site is only 5 minutes from home. making pulled pork, sweet sour meatballs, artichoke dip, roll ups and some other simple things. this is for 150.
the reception site has an oven and fridge on site. The wedding is at 3pm. Was wondering if I went to reception site and put artichoke dip in oven 2 hours before wedding at 200 degrees would this cook it or should i cook it at home and keep warm at reception site. I not worried about the cooking, it's keeping everything warm enough that i'm concerned about.
ellen
10/13/10
For 150 people you need about 10-11 quarts of the dip. I would do 2 6 quart crockpots. The ovens should not be left on unless there is someone there to watch them.
diana kennedy
10/13/10
Okay, we have rented chaffing dishes for the meats and dip. not really wanting crock pots on buffet table. I guess i can keep the meats and dips warm in roasters and crock pots then put in chaffing dishes before reception? Would that work?
ellen
10/13/10
Yes, absolutely.
ellen
10/13/10
And you really do need to hire someone, or get a non-wedding volunteer, to stay with the food while you go to the wedding.
diana kennedy
10/13/10
Okay, the ceremony is going to be in an apple orchard that is about 100 ft from the (barn) which is where the reception is going to be. I don't anticipate the ceremony last much more than 20 minutes. Maybe if i just turn off everything before the ceremony it will keep warm enough? Or I can delegate a friend to babysit.
ellen
10/13/10
OK, that helps.

Don't turn everything off (not good, food safety-wise). An overseer is still the best idea.

 
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