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Old 12-11-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Re: hor'dourves for 30 - 40

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i've been asked to cook hot hor'dourves for a party with 30 - 40 guests. the party doesn't start until 8 pm so i think most people will have had a light dinner. i was thinking of doing casadias (5 of them), a whole turkey breasts, and a crock pot full of meatballs. the hosts will provide chips, veggies, etc. does this sound like a enough food? i was also going to charge $135. does this sound like too much, not enough, just right? :scratch

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Sounds great to me.......do you mean quesadilla's??? otherwise I wanna know what the casadias are in case I'm missin out on somethin tasty........
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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Re: hor'dourves for 30 - 40

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Sounds great to me.......do you mean quesadilla's??? otherwise I wanna know what the casadias are in case I'm missin out on somethin tasty........
yea i meant quesadilla's. i spell like an idiot sometimes.
Look, I'm not one to talk down people that can't spell but sometimes things are spelled differently than they sound ...........unfortunately the only thing that I was good at was spelling in school,
Anyway, besides that....sounds like a great menu and a fair price for the crowd...good luck with it!! Sounds like fun too!
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:08 AM   #4
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Brian I always try to have at least "wow" item each cook, cause that
can lead to more gigs. ABT's have led to more return business and
referrals than anything else.

How you gonna do the breast? Also the meatballs? Got any Texas
Pepper Jelly? That stuff is awesome on meatballs, people always
ask what it is..

Good luck!
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:29 AM   #5
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ABT's are old news to us, but the general public has
never heard of them. The pack quite a wow factor.
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I agree with cappy...my friends are used to the ABT's but still expect them every time I bring stuff (ya know those pepper thingies with the bacon..)...my new "wow" item is the pulled pork wrapped in won tons and fried with a sweet and sour bbq sauce for a dip...they are gone as fast as the ABT's !!
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I think maybe you are not charging enough...

think about it... figure your cost.. then subtract it from your total... is 75 bucks worth your time??

also think... if you got apetizers in a restuarant... how much would you pay per person... say min 5.75 + tax + tip comes to say 7.50

give em a bargain at 6.00 x 40 people = $240 and make yourself a profit of $180

still sounds a little light to me.. but that is my $0.02

by the way.. I also agree with Cappie about the WOW item... ABT's or stuffed mushrooms, or even a crab dip, or a Holiday Brie (that is an easy/cheap one with some mid range wow factor)
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I'm with Cappy and John...the ABTs and the wonton pork..are great..nice WOW factor...
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I think maybe you are not charging enough...

think about it... figure your cost.. then subtract it from your total... is 75 bucks worth your time??

also think... if you got apetizers in a restuarant... how much would you pay per person... say min 5.75 + tax + tip comes to say 7.50

give em a bargain at 6.00 x 40 people = $240 and make yourself a profit of $180

still sounds a little light to me.. but that is my $0.02

by the way.. I also agree with Cappie about the WOW item... ABT's or stuffed mushrooms, or even a crab dip, or a Holiday Brie (that is an easy/cheap one with some mid range wow factor)
I was gonna mention Gary's Mushrooms Brian. If you wanna wow them, that's the ticket. Little pricey, but they'll certainly be crowd pleasers!
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:14 AM   #10
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hmmm. i guess i'm going to need to think about this little more.

i was going to do a brined, smoked turkey breast that was sliced and served cold. my goal here was to do everything before and just delivered items that can be reheated so that i could enjoy the party.

has anyone ever done this with abt's? might be time to pull out a few cookbooks.

also this is a question for gary, bill, larry, and bruce... how about those stuffed mushrooms i did last year at gary's party, do those have enough wow?
Brian I forgot about the shitake's you did at Garys! Those would work perfect!

For some reason seafood will always add that little extra wow!!
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