I am putting together a menu for passed apps, buffet dinner and dessert for 1200 people.
Event will be outdoors, in summer, and we will be creating a kitchen with large grills, refridgerated truck, and 1 oven (fits only 10 hotel pans at time). I am having a hard time coming up with a starch for the dinner that can be prepared on site that is quick ( or par cooked??) Also a veggie side? Any advise on what to serve in these conditions would be greatly appreciated. We have outdoor events like this- but at most 400 people.
Added per OP request:
Buffet style dinner:
Salad of organic greens, farmers market tomatoes, basil, roasted pumpkin seeds and a balsamic vinaigrette.
Roasted baby potato salad with arugula pesto and basil ribbons ??
DO i need a veggie side or a starch side? An easy options??
Choice of entree:
grilled salmon with miso glaze
grilled pepper crusted tri-tip beef loin with chimichuri sauce
Assorted mini desserts:
mini key lime tarts
mini fresh berry tarts
vegan gluten free cupcakes
chocolate panna cotta with fresh raspberries