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Old 06-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by marcyinPA View Post
We worded the invite as an open house- come and go- from 4-8.
I think people will eat less than you expect, but again, it's a game of budgetary chicken so only you can determine how comfortable you feel with potentially running low on food.

If your guest list is comprised of 100 high school football players, you may want to go heavy, but if it's a mix of 33 aunts, uncles and grandmas, 33 parents of high school friends, i.e. adults, and 33 high school grads with big appetites, don't aim your food ordering for 100 at the 33 big eaters! Average it out and remember that many will graze and a few won't eat at all...And so those people average out the five linebackers who will each take three sandwiches and half a bag of chips, so don't plan on three sandwiches and a half a bag of chips for 100 people. Unless you want massive leftovers.

Just my opinions from watching my staff make a lot of money sell catering by being honest with the customer.
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