Annelise SQuestion Asked: 9/09/2016 Wedding Date: 24/06/2017 Wedding Location: Perth, WA 6000
Victoria(5) Posted: 11/09/2016
Good question, the answer depends on what sort of catering (overall) that you're planning, and what time the food will be served. If the canapes are the only food you're planning on serving, then you'll need to serve more. Again, this depends on the time of service; if you're serving at say, 3pm then you don't need to serve a 'full meal' as guests will assume they will need to have a meal later on. In this case, you can serve only perhaps 3 -5 portions per guest.
If you're serving at say, 7pm, then guests are going to treat it as a meal, and you're going to have to serve more; 8 - 10 portions per guest. If you're serving at 7pm but planning to also serve a meal, then you only need 2 - 3 portions per guest. Hope this helps!
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Sydney and Surroundings
The number of canapes depends on how long you will be servin them for and also what time of day it will be
For example if it is late in the afternoon and people havent eaten since lunch this needs to be taken into consideration
We recommend 1 piece per person every 15 minutes
However every event is individual this is just a guide
Blue Mountains and surrounds | Penrith and surrounds
We generally serve between 4 to 6, we pride ourselves on good portion sizes for main course so this is ample for canapes
At Hot Coals Catering ,we will take the time to talk to you about how you envisage your event. It really depends on how much food you will be serving at the main part of the event, the time between the wedding and the main course, and your crowd! If it's to be a long time between the wedding and the mains, you might want more canapes.
We would suggest 3 to 4 varieties if you are going into a 3 course meal or a buffet as it is not an entree.
You do not want to spoilt the guests appetite.
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