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I need your help.

I manage a independent senior housing community 55+ for which we offer a free continental breakfast 5 days a week. When we opened 3 years ago it was pretty amazing, but the cost got out of control and we are now offering coffee, tea, cold and hot cereals and sweets.

I am not sure if it is possible to do, but I have a budget of $500 per month for food items, coffee / tea is on its own budget. So, $500 for breakfast food. We serve about 30 to 40 people a day, Monday through Friday. Is it possible to provide an EASY to prepare continental breakfast with that budget and head count?

We have a nice kitchen, storage, but want something fast to prepare, but is not just a pile of donuts. I am not a cook, just trying to find something better than pastries.

Thanks you for your help....

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I do and can pick up more chafing dishes...I was concerned I wont be able to keep cost down....but I guess you are correct, these things are pretty cheap to make. lol...not a cook, so I worry about it.
For someone that does not cook, it looks like to make it work I will need to. I don't have a lot of time to stand over the stove, but I am guessing I can find some things that are fast that I can get in chaffers and move on. Really buffet style, get it out, keep it warm / cold, and move on.

I see a thread that someone was doing I think sausage type pigs in a blanket as one option, I guess that could be quick and easy...I am sure I can find a short cut to two. I just need to find things I can prepare early in the morning and get out and walk away.

I have managed housing for over 25 years, never managed a place that does a continental breakfast, but I am sure I can work out a affordable, easy menu that will work.

Thanks for your help.
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