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Wedding Reception

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I am planning and will be preparing the food for a wedding reception for about 100 people. It will be an out door wedding late August. Had thought about Chicken Pot Pie (served in 15x12 inch pans) with Spinach Salad, along with some finger foods. Any other menu suggestions? thanks

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  1. sounds like you're trying to keep things simple. to help me narrow down my suggestions to you, tell me about what your needs and expectations will be.
    -what city/state will the wedding be held?
    -what time of the day is the reception?
    -what % of the guests are children?
    -are your guests tastes broad or narrow?
    -will you be doing all of the food preparation and assembly yourself, i.e. no catering?

    1. sounds like you're trying to keep things simple. to help me narrow down my suggestions to you, tell me about what your needs and expectations will be.
      -what city/state will the wedding be held?
      -what time of the day is the reception?
      -what % of the guests are children?
      -are your guests tastes broad or narrow?
      -will you be doing all of the food preparation and assembly yourself, i.e. no catering?

      1. sounds like you're trying to keep things simple. to help me narrow down my suggestions to you, tell me about what your needs and expectations will be.
        -what city/state will the wedding be held?
        -what time of the day is the reception?
        -what % of the guests are children?
        -are your guests tastes broad or narrow?
        -will you be doing all of the food preparation and assembly yourself, i.e. no catering?

        1. sounds like you're trying to keep things simple. to help me narrow down my suggestions to you, tell me about what your needs and expectations will be.
          -what city/state will the wedding be held?
          -what time of the day is the reception?
          -what % of the guests are children?
          -are your guests tastes broad or narrow?
          -will you be doing all of the food preparation and assembly yourself, i.e. no catering?

          1. If I was doing a wedding for august I would do a chicken that could stay at room temp. saftely. (I don't believe chic.pie would work out ) I would not try to keep anything hot. Maybe tend. of beef with different sauces, room temp salmon with dill sauce. a wonderful summer salad, maybe a great past salad with a vinegar base, fruit skewers. ( I have catered many summer weddings I believe hot is not the answere) Let me know if I can help you.

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            1. re: nana7728

              thank you for the advice. I am not much of a cook but can follow a recipe, but not much luck with beef. I found the pot pie recipe in Southern Living Cook Book and I thought it would do well. It looks pretty and everyone loves a good chicken pot pie. Where do you suggest I look for other recipes that will feed 100+? Thanks again for your time.

              1. re: (nana7728)
                m
                mother of the bride

                nana7728-sorry about getting your name on my reply, I still trying to understand this message board.

                1. re: (nana7728)

                  I believe there is a web sites for group recipes. Again kept it simple add a starch (maybe a rice dish) salad, fruit, great different breads. Maybe add one more main dish. Very important to have some one in charge in the kitchen, serving and clean up.