just wondering...how many people is it possible to cook dinner for whilst remaining sane and preferably enjoying yourself? I know someone who did 30-odd for a sit down 30th birthday party dinner. most I've ever done is 16, and it barely counts as I was a student and didn;t have very high standards.
60 for lunch and 30 for dinner on the same day for my Ma's 60th birthday. The lunch was a buffet (all home cooked food done in the two days before) and the dinner was a hot meal, but not 'sit down'. All cooked in my Ma's kitchen, thankfully she's got quite a large one with a lot of storage and cool areas, and a bit of help from my sister.
It's actually quite easy provided you've got enough big pots and space to cook it all. For the hot stuff I did a sort of casserole thing which went in two large dishes in the ovens (top and bottom) and then vast quantites of rice which could be cooked on the stove. Then cold puddings