Catering advice

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by marrey25, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. marrey25

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    I'm catering a Rehearsal Dinner in a couple of weeks for 50 people. It is a buffet styl and was kind of wondering the amount I should account for. The menu is a "Mediterranean " style with Kebabs as the main protein. I am making Steak, and chicken with a few salmon. I am also having 2 filling side dishes as well as a starter Salad. My question is Should I account for 1 kebab pp of each protein or 2pp of each protein? any advice would help
     
  2. cheflayne

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    How much does the protein on each kabob weigh?
     
  3. marrey25

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    Each kebab has 4 1/2 oz of actual protein plus onions and peppers
     
  4. cheflayne

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    I would think you would need a minimum 2 kabobs person. You might also consider cutting the protein portion to 3 oz and prepping 3 kabobs per person. Same weight, just some extra cost for the extra veg, but looks like more and be a bit safer. Whether 3 or 4 1/2 oz protein portion, you can pretty much expect everybody to take 2 kabobs, some pigs (like me) will take 3 and with the smaller 3 oz kabobs you have that possibility covered.
     
  5. jeffcaters

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    I agree with Cheflayne.   My experience is to have smaller portion sizes of your protein, but more portions.  (when possible)  Light eaters can take 1 skewer, most will take 2, and big eaters will take 3.  Throw in some extras to be safe!