Catering a 'wedding' -- Uh oh !!

13 years ago

Well, I guess I cooked a little too yummy at DH's retirement party (remember he thought the menu wasn't "manly" enough, ha ha).

Anyway, one of our friends wants me to cater her daughter's upcoming re-commitment vows and there will be around 10 to 12 people in attendance, at our friend's home.

Cake, beverages, linens, table settings will be provided by the bride's family.

They're thinking an afternoon ceremony in August, and having "cool" foods because it's sooooo darn hot in August! Some guests are vegetarians, and some are flexi-tarians (vegetarians half the time).

Here's what I'm thinking:

Seasonal mixed fresh fruit salad drizzled with honey

Chilled tabouleh or couscous salad with roasted veggies

Chinese Chicken Salad

Mixed Greens with Hearts of Palm Salad, Candied Pecans & Cranberries

Pasta Primavera with a light vinaigrette

Do I have too many items?

How do you figure out the amount of food to make? Right now, knowing nothing, I think if I make a "batch" of each item, there will be plenty for 10 to 12 folks, and some leftover too.

I also need help in figuring out what the heck to charge them, so I can write up a contract (I could use some input on that too, if anyone might want to share).

Thanks for any help you can give me!



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