Hi there folks - Could use some help with ideas for a large event. Of course the proposal is due tomorrow afternoon. This time it is a holiday party for 600 plus city employees very low budget - around $20 per head for everything. Think diversity and ease of preparation and service. they want: hors d'ouerves (probably both passed and stationary) 5-6:30 main course 6:30 -8 dessert 8-9 here's some of the things we were considering (this is brainstorming - would not include everything of course) what do you think - what has your experience been. It is being held in a very large conference area so space is not an issue. How do you suggest setting up? Hor D’Ouerve Stations: Assorted Domestic and Imported Cheeses, Fresh Fruit and Crudite Vegetable Station Ethnic Breads and Spreads Hummous Baba Ganoush Dolmatis Guacamole Salsa Black Bean Dip Black and Gold Tortilla Chips European Crackers Breads Flatbreads Nacho station Tortilla chips Cheese sauce Chili Salsa Guacamole Sour cream Onions Pickled jalapenos Italian Station Mini Meatballs in Sauce Tortellini in Vodka Sauce Baked Ziti Antipasto Spread Grilled Vegetable Sausage and Peppers Chicken Marsala **Michaelangelo Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes, Smoked Mozzarella and Roasted Garlic Served Hot **Tortellini Verde Four Cheese Tortellini in a Pesto Cream Sauce Served Hot Passed h-d ** Sassy Shrimp Tartlets Mini Shrimp, Spinach and Feta Tartlets **Lotus Cups Thai Chicken Satay in Crispy Lotus Cups **Martini Olives Vermouth and Vodka Soaked Giant Olives Encircled in Flaky Puff Pastry **Mushroom Truffle Risotto Bytes Luxurious Flavors in a Crisp Phyllo Flower ** Golden Triangles Indian Spiced Potato & Veggie Triangles with Cilantro Coconut Dip ** Tiger Shrimp Cocktail Tiger Shrimp Passed Floating on Cocktail Sauce Main Course Stations Asian Station **Auntie Dai’s Dumplings Asian Dumplings with Wasabi- Soy Sauce Served Hot **Spring Rolls **cold sesame noodles **broccoli in garlic sauce **Mao Chicken in orange sauce **Vegetable Fried Rice **Steamed Pork Buns **Chinese Mandarin Chicken Salad Down Home Harvest Station Roast Turkey – sliced and carved at station Spiral Ham Ranchhand BBQ Beef Tex Mex Macaroni and Cheese Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Cowboy Caviar Bean Salad Confetti Coleslaw Rosie’s Potato Salad Mashed Potato Station (ala shroomgirls recent proposal) Mash potato caramelized onions chives sour cream blue cheese bacon bits Belgian beef and ale cheddar sauteed mushrooms tomatoes with herbs **Miami Vice Meatballs Miniature Meatballs in Orange BBQ Sauce Served Hot **Caribbean Critters Coconut Island Spiced Boneless Chicken Satay Served Hot on a Bed of Julienned Carrots **Bow Thai Salmon Wreath Teriyaki Grilled Salmon, Bow Tie Pasta, Broccoli & Cherry Tomato Babbles Arranged in a Holiday Wreath **Capri Chicken Roulade Roulade of Chicken Breast, Spinach and Mushrooms Served Over Rice **Med Rim Dolmatis Grape Leaves Stuffed with Aromatic Rice **Gourmet Goodies Dessert Bar Chocolate Drizzled Cream Puffs Nut and Fruit Filled Rugelach Assorted Holiday Cookies Assorted Cakes and Pies Cheesecakes Sheetcakes??