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amounts for 80 people?

I am the bride to be and will be enlisting hte help of many a friend and relative . My Mom will be at the helm.

Feb 02, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

too funny! my the husband to be is a home brewer and there will be many kegs! LOL

Feb 02, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

amounts for 80 people?

Hi doing up a wedding buffet dinner and am wondering if anyone out there knows the guidelines for amounts of meat i should be serving people in OZ, grams etc?
If i have two or three side dishes how much meat should i be allotting per person ? I'll be serving sides of salmon, grilled portobello mushrooms for the vegetarians and another meat such as lamb or chicken.

Ideas? formulas? suggestions from the ChowHounders out there.

Feb 01, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

Thank you so much for all of the suggestions. I am thankful to hear from those of you who have catered your own weddings. I'm happy to learn from your experience!
Another question for the caterers and professional cooks out there if we are serving two or three side salads, How much meat/salmon do we need per person in order to cook for 80 people. I'm having a hard time figuring out how many sides of salmon/How many legs of lamb I'll need to buy in quality .weight.

Anyone an expert on cooking for an army?

Feb 01, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

I am hoping to make a large slab version of Magellan Lawson's Chocolate Guinness cake with cream cheese icing. This cake is super easy - I've made it many times before.
Super moist , almost damp - so will keep if made the day or even two before.
It's my fiance's favorite and uses his homemade Stout.

Any buffet ideas with that in mind....
Ruth

Feb 01, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

True i don't want people to go hungry or wonder why i only cooked enough food for half the people there.

Feb 01, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

My fiance can smoke salmon! great idea.

Feb 01, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

That lamb dish sounds amazing ! I actually really wanted to do a whole roast lamb or a whole pig but I doubt that the owners of this lodge would be down with that on their well manicured lawn! LOL

Feb 01, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

Great article! thanks

Feb 01, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

Hi Cherlptw,

Thank you for the great suggestions! The budget is $1500 to 2000 dollars for food only.
(Beer and wine has a seperate budget.) i would love the recipies if you could post them i would appreciate it.

As for a theme, I guess something elegent and in line with the spring -time season. There will be a few vegetarians, so the potobello mushrooms sound great for them.

Jan 31, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking

DIY Wedding ideas?

Hello all Chowhounders ,

For our wedding , we are renting a large wedding venue on Gabriola Island for four days in June 2012 and will be doing up our wedding dinner for apx 80 people.

I am looking for ideas for a wedding buffet that can be mostly prepared in the two days prior to the wedding. the lodge is elegant rustic. the lodge does have two ovens a dishwasher, two BBQs, a large commercial fridge, ice maker stand-up freezer and regular fridge. So the facilities are great? I have many family meners and friendas willign to help and will hire servers to scrape plates and replenish the buffet so we can a;ll relax and enjoy the dinner/WEdding night.

So far we are thinking grilled salmon, big green salad and .......

I would love to hear from any of you who have catered your own weddings or have been privy to an awesome DIY experiance,

Much appreciated
The soon to be stressed out Bride to be
Ruth

Jan 30, 2011
ruthie1980 in Home Cooking