Canapes & Logistics
August 27, 2012 5:24 AM Subscribe
Canapes & Logistics: how to create a great, professional party in limited space
posted by Marzipan to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I need to organise a book launch for about 100 guests. The bookshop where it's being held can hold 100 people standing, but it will be a bit of a squeeze. Getting professional caterers is too expensive, and shop bought pre-made canapes aren't great. Want to create something a bit fabulous, professional and doesn't shout 'budget'!
Few challenges: We won't have access to the small bookshop kitchen until half an hour before the party. There is nowhere to store pre-made canapes, and no oven in the kitchen. The kitchen is downstairs from the bookshop.
What are good cold canapes which could be easily assembled on site (no bacon/ham), and then served on big trays?
Any logistical tips for canape assembly or serving?
We're thinking of serving drinks (wine/juice) off of a table at the back of the shop, and having one server standing behind the table to help but people being able to pour their own drinks. Good idea?
We're going to hire some outside help to serve the food & drink. How many people do we need?
All tips/advice on any aspect of this gratefully received