Hi all! So I’ve decided to go with a local restaurant to cater my wedding. Basically just making a large order and they drop it off and hiring a service staff to set it all up, keep food at right temperature, monitor the buffet and bus the tables. This turned out to be a way cheaper option for me, with the quality of food my guests would enjoy than hiring a caterer in my area ($3000 vs $7000+)
I have a few questions. My guest count is 70 people. The restaurant has several entree, appetizer, and salad options. They cater to large orders listing the number of people that will feed. For example a chicken skewer platter is listed as “feeds 40 (accounting for two skewers/person)”. I’m planning on getting 2 types of salad, 2 main entrees and rice. Should I make sure each type of food feeds at least 70? 50? 40? How do I figure out how much to order so that it’s enough without being wasteful?
also for the cocktail hour, I’m planning on creating a cheese platter with fruit nuts and cheese from Costco, again how do I decide how much to buy? Is there a guide somewhere? I googled and searched this forum with no luck, any help would be appreciated!