Help! Luncheon For 150!!!!

Lounge By prterrell Updated 5 Feb 2010 , 6:06am by prterrell

prterrell Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:42am
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Need more help planning this community luncheon for 150 people!

Here are my proposed portions for each item, please let me know if you think it's right/too much/too little. Oh, and they're only paying $5/person!


each plate will have either
tuna salad - 1/2 c
chicken salad - 1/2 c

each plate will have all of the following
pasta salad - 1 c
coleslaw - 1/2 c
gelatin salad (fruit cocktail in Jell-O) 3"x3"x1" square

Was thinking of serving cottage cheese (1/3 c) with a pineapple ring, but am not sure now. Should I just leave that out or sub a piece of cheese (either cheddar or a mini Babybel)?

Had thought of serving 3 bean and pickled beet salad (1/2 c) as well, but decided that there was plenty without. Or should I include?

Crackers (in baskets on table): does budgeting 9 crackers/person sound about right?

Plates will also have lettuce (under the tuna/chicken salad, gelatin salad, and cottage cheese if included), a slice of tomato, and 3 slices of cucumber.

(Dessert is mini cupcakes)

Drinks: 30 gallons sweet tea, 10 gallons unsweetened tea (12 oz/person + some refills)

Ice: 5 bags

6 replies
Deb_ Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:20am
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I think your menu sounds great. Will you serve a finger or dinner type roll with it or just the crackers? That's the only thing I'd be looking for since I'm a bread lover. icon_biggrin.gif

prterrell Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:41am
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Just the crackers.

ziggytarheel Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 5:15am
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Food is such a regional most people actually eat cottage cheese on a pineapple ring?

And 9 crackers sounds like a lot! I guess it also depends on what type of cracker, but I think I usually am given 1 or 2 small packages of Captain's wafer crackers. I think that is 4 small crackers? And I rarely eat all of that, often don't eat it at all.

But maybe I'm not understanding what kind of crackers, or how they are eaten?

michellenj Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:41pm
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If I were an attendee, I'd probably put the chicken or tuna salad ON the cracker.

cakesbycathy Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:10pm
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I would skip or substitute either the pasta salad or cole slaw. Seems like a lot of mayo-based food on the same plate.

I vote the cheese over the pineapple.
And I think you can skip the beet salad.

What about a crescent roll on every one's plate instead of crackers?

Just my two cents icon_smile.gif

prterrell Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:06am
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icon_confused.gif Pasta salad is not mayo-based, it has Italian dressing. Maybe you're thinking of macaroni salad? Not the same thing. icon_biggrin.gif

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