I will be including quantities for a crowd for various types of food in upcoming blogs, but for now I address the appetizers. If you are planning an event where you will be tied up taking pictures and the guests will be waiting more than an hour for your appearance, plan on having the some nibbles for the guests to enjoy with their liquid libations. No matter what, the liquor, beer and soft drinks should be iced and ready for the first guest who walks through the door. If children are attending set up a small table for them with kid friendly goodies,,,Gold Fish crackers, cheese cubes and black olives are favorites. Also set out an assortment of juice boxes so they don't fill up on sodas before the meal.
About half of my clients chose to serve appetizers in with the salads on the buffet if the meal was served shortly after the guests arrival. This seemed to add to the richness of the buffet and helped fill up the plate before the guests reached the protein at the end of the buffet..... another money saver. I recommend only serving two appetizer type dishes if they are included in the buffet.
Here are the quantities....have fun.
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