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Sides for 250
Brandy
05/30/11
We are catering for a family wedding, 250 people next weekend. We are having pulled pork, potatoes, (cooked on grill with bacon/onion), green beans, lunch meat/cheese trays, cole slaw, and pasta salad.

My question is, how much pasta salad and cole slaw to fix? I was thinking 15 lbs uncooked pasta? I will be using rottini noodles, cucumber, black olives, red onion, and green peppers with an oil/vinegar dressing.

So, how much noodles and veggies are needed? How much cole slaw?

Thank you for your help.

ellen
05/30/11
Yes, 15 pounds is just right with the potatoes also on the menu. Check any of my pasta salads for 100 to estimate the amounts of add-ins and dressings.

You want about 8 gallons of slaw- that starts with 50 pounds raw cabbage, because it shrinks so much. There is a whole article on slaw tips on this site.