You want to feed people not fatten them for a wake .It is a token gesture unlike a wedding. It is a time to reminisce and talk about old times. How do you cater??
In general not all the people at the funeral come back to the wake. About 70% more often than not it is a fine line between under catering and over catering.
Non messy foods are highly recommended ,sandwiches ,sausage rolls ,quiche ,ect are ideal . At a chef that listen we will come into your house a organize every thing whilst you are a the funeral. Just like fairy’s it all done when you get back or Bowling clubs are also a good option for larger numbers offering cheaper beer prices.
No need to spend alot of money.