I've been lurking for a long time and have gotten great ideas, thanks!
A friend asked me to cater her 19 year old daughter's wedding reception in a few weeks. Will someone please review my amounts and any advice on staying sane? Reception is 2-4PM, 200 people, all cold finger food (no utensils), coffee and cake are provided. Food budget is only about $5.50 pp and they want fruit, cheese, crackers and 2 types of "meat" crostini.
Fruit trays, 30# fruit- melon, pineapple, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, kiwi
Cheese trays, 20# cheese- sliced cheddar & muenster, cubed pepper jack & colby
Crackers- 14# assorted
BLT crostini- 300
Turkey cranberry crostini-300 I haven't figured recipe/portions for crostini yet.
Hot cocoa- 3 gal + 3 cans whipping cream
Tea for 100, 2# sugar, 100pk sweetener, 3 qt cream, 1 soy Somehow sugar etc. is provided for coffee but not tea
I am limited to 2 8' tables for food & 2 8' tables for cocoa, tea, water, cups and get 4 helpers, there is a separate, small kitchen. Advice appreciated, bad jokes and smack talk welcome. Thanks