I'm planning a student organization's final banquet dinner and I'd like to shake things up a little with the catering. Usually we get Basta Pasta or similar - lasagna, caesar salad, etc. - and our budget is really tiny (preferably $10 or less per person, for ~50-60 people). Predictably, the food is never that good - boring, and usually not even tasty.
Can anyone recommend some more delicious, interesting alternatives? Indian/Thai/Vietnamese/Middle Eastern suggestions welcome, as is anything else (BBQ?). I have access to minimal kitchen facilities, if there are options that involve some preparation and cooking. Any help is much appreciated!