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Tips

How many glasses:


Allow 2 wine glasses per person for a cocktail function
Allow 1 hi ball or tumbler per person for a cocktail function
Allow 3 wine glasses per person for a formal meal
Allow 2 hi balls or tumblers per person for a formal meal




Which plate for what?


Side plate for bread and butter
23 cm plate for a casual lunch/picnic/on the boat/ fork food
27 cm plate for the entree and dessert
30 cm plate for the main course




Cutlery that can easily be forgotten:


Remember entree knife for the side plate
It is easier to eat dessert with an entree fork and dessert spoon
Cheese knives for your cheeseboard
Tongs and servers for the buffet
Teaspoons for tea and coffee as well as sugar bowls




How many can sit at a table?


1 mt round = 4
1.2 mtr round = 6
1.5 mtr round = 8
1.8 mtr round = 10
1.8 trestle = 3 on each side
2.4 trestle = 4 on each side




What about drinks?



For a wedding:


Allow 6 glasses from a champagne bottle - 1/2 bottle per person for a wedding
Allow 5 glasses from a wine bottle - 1 bottle per person for a wedding
Allow 2 bottles of beer per male for a 2 hour cocktail party
Allow 4 bottles of beer per male for a wedding




Cocktail function for 100 guests:


4 dozen bottles of white wine
2 dozen bottles of red wine
Allow 1/2 ltr of non-alcoholic drinks per guest




Dinner party :


Allow 1 ltr of non-alcoholic drinks per guest




Other tips:


Ask your supplier if they can offer sale or return on your wine
Place your beer, champagne and white wine into bins and top with ice 2 hours before guests arrive
Remember to order extra ice to top up the bins in summer

Have you ordered jugs for water and juice?




The Great Catering Company