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The following buffet recipes and plans will help you plan the perfect buffet. Buffets are an easy way to host a large party and allows more time for socializing, by cutting back on kitchen and serving duties. A buffet can be as casual or formal depending on the occasion.

The first thing to do when planning any party with food is to plan the menu. Once that is done, write up your shopping list. Also check to make sure you have enough dishes, flatware, glasses, napkins, serving utensils and vessels. You may decide to purchase disposable goods, and also may need warming trays, sterno, and chafing frames.

When creating a shopping list, use this as a guide:

• Count on 3 drinks per guest.

• Count on 4 to 6 hors d'oeuvres per person if you're serving a meal. If you're just serving hors d'oeuvres with cocktails, the amount goes up to 12 pieces per person.

• Provide guests with non-alcoholic drink choices.

• A portion of meat per person is 1/4 to 1/3 pound.

• Assume some of your guests will be vegetarians.

• A portion of vegetables, rice, pasta, or salad is 1/2 cup.

• A 9-inch pie or tart (after a large meal) will serve 8 to 10.


Buffet Menu Ideas

Buffet Menu One

Veal Marsala

Breaded Chicken

Sausage & Peppers


Roasted Potatoes

Cole Slaw

Garlic Green Beans

Ziti in Marinara Sauce

Serve with rolls, butter and desserts



Buffet Menu Two


Baked Ham with Honey Glaze

Hot Roast Beef with Gravy

Barbequed Chicken Wings

Roasted Potatoes

Cole Slaw

Macaroni Salad

Vegetable Medley

Serve with rolls, butter and desserts



Buffet Menu Three

Stir Fry Beef

Shredded Barbecued Pork

Chicken Marsala

Chilled Shrimp

Potato Salad

Broccoli Cheese Bake

Tossed Green Salad

Seasoned Rice

Serve with rolls, butter and desserts



Buffet Menu Four - Cold Buffet

Deli Cold Cuts Assortment

Cole Slaw

Potato Salad

Pasta Salad

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Serve with rolls, butter and desserts



Buffet Menu Five

Barbecue Meatballs

Baby Back Ribs

Fried Chicken

Hot Sliced Turkey in Gravy

Baked Beans

Deviled Eggs

Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad

Fried Potatoes

Serve with rolls, butter and desserts


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