Long story short my name was mentioned by a friend, who knew I took up culinary, and now I'm going to be catering for an event in less than a week, due to the previous caterer cancelling due to illness (food poisoning strangely enough). Unfortunately I'm more of a baker, taking up a full culinary course rather than only baking just because I could, so I have next to no experience in this matter. Only upside is, since it was last minute, my friends, who are also coordinating the event, volunteered to help me with the cooking but only one of them has any experience working in a kitchen outside their homes.
I already have the entrees and desserts for the buffet as well as salads planned out but nothing in the way of canapes, the ones I see online either A)take too much time to prepare (mainly due to the number of guests and lack of experienced helpers), B) too costly with the remaining budget, or C) use ingredients not commonly found here. So in short I need some that are easy and simple to make and uses commonly available ingredients.
I was aiming for maybe 3 or 4 different kinds to have enough variety. We're expecting about 300-400 people, possible more, so simplicity really is what I'm aiming for here especially since I don't have a lot of skilled/experienced help.
Thanks in advance.