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Old 06-19-2016, 01:05 AM   #1
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Post Desserts for a Repast Dinner

I am in charge of the desserts for a repast dinner.The family is estimating 250-300 people.
So far,I have 4 carrot cakes,90 cupcakes,3 coconut cakes,3 German chocolate cakes,8 dozen brownies and a large peach cobbler(serves 22-24) a half sheet cake and 2cakes(unknown flavors)
I'm not sure if this is enough ,too much??
The dinner will be taco catering,rice & beans.
Also I'm making a green salad .I like to use iceberg and Romaine lettuce,shredded carrots,sliced cucumber,cherry tomatoes,shredded red cabbage and slivered red onions.How many of each will feed 250-300 people?
Help! I can cook,I just don't know how much,I want to make sure I have plenty of desserts and salad.

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Old 06-19-2016, 07:17 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC! Most of us are just home cooks. My experience cooking for a group is limited to no more than a dozen folks. I could only venture a guess for that many folks.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:24 AM   #3
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:50 AM   #4
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Welcome to DC. We love it when now folks join us.

I have no answer to your dessert dilemma, but have you ever considered adding radishes to your salad? I use them all the time in salads.
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:10 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC! Home cook here too, but it sounds like the desserts will be fine. We have a few caterers, restauranteurs, and other pros here, hopefully they can weigh in.
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:09 PM   #6
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Hi and welcome to Discuss Cooking

This page has charts that estimate how much of different types of foods are needed to feed a crowd. Hope this helps.

http://www.chef-menus.com/food-quantity-chart.html
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:28 PM   #7
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I have some recopies but I am a home cook. What do you have access to as far as kitchens? You are talking catering company levels of production.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:44 PM   #8
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Since the OP was nearly a month ago, I'm sure the dinner is over.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:39 PM   #9
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Since the OP was nearly a month ago
Yeah, I imagine you are correct that the dinner is over. Here I was hauling out my cupcake recipes.
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