Cooking for a Large Group
Whether you’ve agreed to cooking for the church girls camp, cooking for a graduation open house, cooking for a scout camp, or cooking for a family reunion, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed. Your mind is filled with questions: How do you find easy large group recipes which are designed to be made in advance, hold well, and TASTE FANTASTIC? How do you know how much non-recipe food, such as salad, ice and drinks, to buy so that you have enough without unnecessary waste? How do you present and serve the food so that your guests are WOWED while they are quickly and efficiently processed through the serving line? Come to think of it, how did you get yourself to this point to begin with?? Whew!! Well, you got yourself to this point because YOU SAID YES! And that’s a good thing.
Let’s face it – the quality of food is one of the single most important factors in determining the success of an event, and with a little effort anyone can turn out good food. But with a little extra planning and wonderful recipes you can serve GREAT food. So if you’re interested in serving fabulous food and creating an over the top experience, you’re in the right place. You can SO do this, and I’m here to help!
Now stop worrying. We’ve got this. And you know what? It’s going to turn out great!
Let’s get started!
Just click on the links below to find menus, recipes, game plans, resources and everything you need to turn out fabulous meals for 20 or 200. (Be sure to check out the Quantities for a Large Group link too. There you can find exactly how much ice, pop, salad, salad dressing, etc. you’ll need.)
Daily Meals for Large Groups
Events for Large Groups
Resource Information for feeding Large Groups
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More Great Group Recipes
In the posts below I’ll be sharing with you all of my latest large group recipes, menus and servings ideas.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes
These mini Ham & Cheese Sliders are easy to make and your family will love them! Whip some up this week. They will be DEVOURED faster than you can imagine.
Your whole family will love this Best-Ever Chunky Chicken Salad recipe. It’s hands down the perfect go-to chicken salad for sandwiches for a quick delicious lunch or a light supper. It takes hardly any time to pull together. The sweetness from the grapes always makes it a favorite with kids! Crowd version included, too!
It’s time for some peachy, juicy, crunchy, brown sugary goodness of summer. These melt-in-your-mouth moist, Peaches & Cream bars are a perfect dessert to celebrate summer. The crunchy, brown sugary crust just sends them over the top.
The ‘peach pie’ smells coming from your oven will lure you to try a bite (or a pan) for yourself!
Looking for an easy way to cook corn for a crowd at your next BBQ, Family Reunion, Girls Camp or Scout Camp? Try this wonderful easy method I’ve used successfully time after time for large groups. It’s the easiest way to cook corn for a crowd. Guaranteed!
This Road to Hana Banana Bread is moist and flavorful, transporting you to the islands in one bite. The crunchy sugar topping adds sweetness and texture. Read all about it along with our recent vacation to Maui.
Another great, super-easy make ahead recipe. 10 minutes work, overnight unattended low and slow cooking, and you’ve got mouthwateringly tender luau-style Kalua pork. Really easy. REALLY good!
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If you've been asked to cook for a large group activity, be it a Girl's Camp or a Graduation Party, say Yes! I'm here to help. From Menus to Game Plans to Recipes, I'll help you keep on schedule and turn out amazingly delicious food if you're cooking for a crowd! My recipes are tested and trusted. Let's cook!
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