A bounty of food. That is what you’ll get at most wedding receptions, banquets and gala dinners. Event planners and caterers tend to buy too many nibbles and cook more than needed, usually by as much as 20%, because the one thing they don’t want is to run out. That is a major no-no.
That means at the end of the night there is almost always plenty left over — and that food normally winds up in the trash. All the buttered rolls, shrimp cocktail and chocolate cake that people were too full to eat goes to waste.