Appys

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by fstfrdy, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. fstfrdy

    fstfrdy

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    WE are trying some new territory a group in our community asked us to quote an appetizer menu for 200. We would like the challenge because it will open up a whole new fund raising road for us, but we have always done BBQ. So I would like ideas on types of tizers and quantity I would need for 200 people. Thanks Food Bank Freddy
     
  2. michaelga

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    why not do BBQ appetizers?

    - pulled pork sliders

    - smoked chili poppers

    - chicken popsicles

    - hunks and chunks of brisket cubes or red hots on a pick

    the ideas are endless...

    As for quantity it depends on the function, time of day and expectations of the 'group' (it sounds so mysterious)

    I think a good general rule is for snacks before meal time 2-3 per person and for during meal time 5-7 per person.

    (but the exact size of the item will skew the numbers ie. pulled pork slider = 3 app bites)
     
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  3. flipflopgirl

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    Great advice Michael.
    Will add my 2cents.
    I can guarantee there will be some guests with an aversion to meat or eggs or dairy...
    If you do go the Q route (which is IMO perfect as that is what you do, right?) that population will be expecting something more substantial than a crudité tray.
    I can also safely say that the carnivores will partake of the veg dishes so might be a good idea to have more than one offering and make extra.

    mimi
     
  4. meezenplaz

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    Such an understatement, I have SO been there and done that. And the guests are so sneaky about it,

    downright dishonest sometimes. The only semi-sure way is to have the client register" the  veginareeans

    with you (caterer) so you know who they are ahead of time.
     
  5. fstfrdy

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    Hey thanks folks the quantity is "number of selections" and I do like the idea of some from the BBQ I also have a vegan assistant on the team.

    But this is why I joined this forum so thank you.
     
  6. michaelga

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    Just to be clear - you need 200pcs or are you serving 200 people?