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wedding buffet 200 to 225
We are going to make finger sandwiches for my daughters wedding, we are going to just put the meat (ham,turkey, roast beef) on the rolls before the reception and put the condiments and cheese to the side so they can choose what they want. How much meat do you recommend we buy to feed 225? Also what sides would you recommend to go on the buffet as well? We were thinking BBQ Meatballs, pasta salad, corn, and baked beans. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you.
I would make 1/2 roast beef, 1/4 each turkey and ham. Small rolls, 2 per kid 3 per adult, 4 per teen. Per roll 1/2 ounces meat (basically, 10 sandwiches per pound).

I would definitely add some kind of green kids on the listsalad. I would probably add some kind of chips if there are teens and

You need at least 4 serving lines.

You also need appetizer tables, here's why:

Before the Buffet; Why You May Need an Appetizer Table
A self-catered buffet is a real challenge to the organizers, and things don't always come together as smoothly as hoped. By planning and setting up an appetizer area or "nibble table" which is ready when the guests begin to arrive, the cooks and servers have time to complete the arrangement of the dinner buffet. This is especially critical if there are children among the guests, or there is a wait before dinner, as at a wedding reception.

This does not have to be complicated. Three items, including a fruit tray, a cheese tray and an attractive dip or spread, plus a punch, or two if one is alcoholic, are sufficient.

One appetizer service area is needed for each 100 guests.

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