I have never catered, though I love throwing outrageously large parties with lots of food. My friend's daughter is getting married. It would be one thing if it were only 20 or 30 people and I got to choose the menu, but she has 200 and a large, bland menu! How do I figure out how much to make? It's an evening wedding and reception but she has the whole buffet happenin' cuz that's what her family does, she says! She wants pigs in blankets, cheese tray w/3 cheeses, sausage balls, 2 types of veggie tray w/2 dips, finger sandwiches (3 kinds), tortillas w/salsa, chicken tenders w/3 sauces, chips & dip, punch, wedding cookies and bite-size brownies. She also has a cake that serves over 250 and a groom's cake that will serve over 80 and is covered in chocolate covered strawberries. I thought I had this figured out easily, but once I started pricing stuff... LORDY! How do I know how much to get? HELP!!!!!!!!!!! I have 5 weeks til the wedding, but just a week until I go over the final details of the menu and cost with her, get the deposit, and sign the contract. HELP!!!
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7/21/07 at 7:51am