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Old 11-04-2020, 03:52 PM
 
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I'd be calling Paneras.
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Old 11-04-2020, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I've done "burger feeds" for motorcycle shows. WAYYYY more than a measly hundred people. (Besides, some of them will be HUNGRY.)

Go thru >3000 burgers during that lunch time.

No sweat, as long as we don't run outta food!

Just an FYI~ I was requested to cook a "veggie" burger, among all the other ground chuck. (Somebodies OL)

HA gets first dibs...

You best NOT cut in front of 'em. (Unless you're an HA PHer.)
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Old 11-04-2020, 06:16 PM
 
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Chicken, pilaf and tri-tip, and salad. Roll.
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:14 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Cooking large batch is actually easy than making for less people. Because the quality of foods must be higher with smaller batch.

I had done 25 people and here are the menu I remember:

- BBQ Drumsticks and wings, so cheap and easy. Bake them by the tray.

- baked potato slices, add some sour cream, cheeses.

- Prime rib, so cheap if you buy large quantity

- baked salmon

- shrimp cocktail, incredible easy

- nachos and various dips

- fried rice, incredible easy to make

- stir fried lo mein, also super easy

- lasagna, you can buy premade from costcos

Too many options to choose.
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Old 11-05-2020, 09:07 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I wonder what OP fed her crowd.


It depends a lot upon what sort of cooking facilities are a available. My go-to for a large crowd is lasagna, but even with my double wall oven, I couldn't produce lasagna for 100, and doubly so when the food is a buffet and people can take an extra large serving. You would need lasagna servings for 150 if you were going to put it out on a buffet. Not to mention the oven space needed for the garlic bread.


For 100 people, the only way I could produce all that much hot food all at once would be to use the barbecue grills, including firing up the smoker to high temps and grilling on that, and I'd serve grilled brats with buns and assorted cold salads.


Sheet cakes could work for dessert and those can be baked the day before. Maybe two flavors. Or even three for a crowd that large.



If OP has access to a commercial kitchen that makes a difference in what could be prepared. Perhaps at her church? What is this group pf 100 people, anyway?


I did a very large meal but that was more like for 30 people. I grilled pork adobo and put out all the fixings for make your own burritos and I had some salads to go with it.
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Old 11-07-2020, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Spring, Texas
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Homemade Sea Food Gumbo in a good dark Roux

Homemade Chilli with Beans

Huge Pots of White Rice for both Gumbo and Chili

Homemade Iced Tea
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:44 PM
 
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I've done "burger feeds" for motorcycle shows. WAYYYY more than a measly hundred people. (Besides, some of them will be HUNGRY.)

Go thru >3000 burgers during that lunch time.

No sweat, as long as we don't run outta food!

When I was working, I would provide a lunch in the plant for 600+ employees during our annual inventory and for an occasional recognition event.

We tried ordering BBQ and that was a disaster as the vendors would never bring enough food. We tried the Panera option and it was NOT well received and it was twice as expensive.

What we ended up doing was to hire one of two caterers. The first guy would create an authentic Chicago hot dog stand. That went over very well. The second caterer would do a burger feed. That worked really well as all the other food (beans, salad, garnishes) could be prepared off-site and placed on the table and the grills could put out all the hamburgers. The vendor would have 2x the food we needed and take back anything that we did not use.
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I wonder what OP fed her crowd.
Since the OP asked in 2013 and hasn't logged into City Data since 2014, I'm guessing we will never know
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I'd call the local BBQ joint that does catering and order up enough pulled pork for 125 people (in case some were extra hungry) Of course they have sides like beans, potato salad and coleslaw.

I would never attempt to cook for that many people; I don't know how.
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Old 11-08-2020, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Rural Wisconsin
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Chili or Spaghetti.
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