First, some background:
My brother is the executive director of a non-profit organization called Global Lives (http://www.globallives.org). It's art meets sociology -- their goal, according to the website, is to "record 24 hours in the lives of ten people that roughly represent the diversity of our planet's population. These ten lives will come together in an innovative video installation and form the basis of a collaborative online video encyclopedia of human life experiences."
Thus far, they have completed shoots in San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Malawi, Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Lebanon, and Serbia.
So here's the part where I need your help -- he's hosting a fundraiser brunch in San Francisco for 80 people in about three weeks. The event will be held in a private home with a decently-sized/equipped kitchen, and some prep work can be done in advance.
Any ideas for what to serve at such a big brunch? Food inspired by the countries in which they've done video shoots? A giant basket of bagels and a tub of cream cheese? ;-). I'd love any suggestions, as well as helpful hints for accommodating such a big crowd! Thanks in advance.