## How many full trays do I need for 60 people?

In most cases, **3 aluminium pans** will contain around 20 portions each, which equals around 60 portions for a large crowd of people. Aluminium pans are capable of holding up to 7 – 8 quarts of food, depending on whether the food is wet or more solid.

**How much food do you need for 60 people?**

Most experts agree that for a party of 60 guests you should provide each guest with **at least 1 lb.** **of food**. This is a good rule of thumb as some guests will only nibble as others will take much more than 1 lb. You should also take beverages into account--approximately two beverages per person, or 120 beverages.

**How many full trays of food do you need for 100 people?**

So, for an event of 100 guests, you'll need **80 platters** to feed the guests at “full meal” capacity. You may feel the need to order 1-2 more than your calculation, but keep in mind that different guests have different levels of appetite.

**How much food do I need for 50 people?**

The easiest rule is the “One Pound Rule.” Provide **one pound of food for each adult guest** (not including drinks or dessert).

**How much does a full tray feed?**

Most half trays serve approximately 8-10 people. Most full trays serve approximately **15-20 people**.

**How many appetizers do I need for 50 guests?**

How many bites per person? If you're hosing 25 -35 guests, plan 3-4 bites per person if a full dinner is to be served afterwards, or 5-7 bites per person if a lighter meal will be served. If you're hosting a party of 50, then you can offer **6 to 9 different items**.

**How do you calculate catering per person?**

legally responsible guideline is **1 serving per person per hour**. Be sure to plan at least1 piece per person per kind offered. 4 to 6 pieces per person when preceding a meal. 4 to 6 pieces per person per hour when hors d'oeuvres are the meal.

**How much potato salad do I need for 60 people?**

For 60 People you will need **36 cups** of potato salad. How Many Pounds of Potato Salad For 60 Family members or People – You will need 18 pounds of potato salad for 60 people – this is around 300-325 oz depending on what you serve with it.

**How do you calculate food per person?**

Rules to Plan By

**Each adult will consume 1 pound of food total; children, about 1/2 pound**. The more options you have, the less you need of each; decrease the main course portion sizes by 1 to 2 ounces if served on a buffet.

**How do you calculate food portions for a large group?**

**Take the number of your guest list and multiply it by three to calculate how many servings you will need for the appetizers**. A rule of thumb is to always calculate a big group meal as though it is a buffet, even if it is a sit down affair.

## How many appetizers do I need for 100 guests?

If you're offering catered appetizers, plan for about six portions per guest. For a party of 100 guests, this adds up to **roughly 600 appetizer portions**. You can also offer light snacks like nuts, fruits and pretzels to give guests something to munch on when they first arrive — stock up on these items in bulk.

**How many cans of green beans do I need to feed 50 people?**

How many pounds of green beans do you need for 50 people? For 50 people – you will need 25 cups of beans of approximately 7lbs of beans, which is **1.2 large cans** of beans.

**How many party platters do I need?**

On average, guests will consume five to eight servings per person in a predinner hors d'oeuvres hour. For a party where you are only serving hors d'oeuvres, plan for **eight to 12 servings per person in the first hour, and four to six pieces per person every hour after that**.

**How many gallons of ice cream do I need for 50 people?**

You will need 50 cups of Ice Cream for 50 people

50 people will need a total serving of Ice Cream of **3.1 gallons** – so I would buy 3 gallons and one extra quart.

**How do you plan a party menu?**

Overall Tips for Planning a Party Menu

**Choose items that are seasonal in order to keep the prices down and the freshness up**. Think about where people will be eating. If they will be up walking around and mingling, make sure things are bite sized and can be eaten while holding a drink.

**How many people does a large meat tray feed?**

Large Tray: **45-60 people** (18″ tray)

**How many people does a large aluminum tray feed?**

The Full Size Steam Table Disposable Aluminum Pan will typically serve **at least 50 main dish servings and as many as 75 – 80 side dish servings**. A typical serving size is 4 – 6 ounces.

**How big is a catering tray?**

Food Pan Sizes

Full size food pans are the standard in the foodservice industry, measuring approximately **20 3/4" x 12 3/4"**. All other sizes of food pans are simply a variation on those dimensions.

**How many appetizers do I need for 55 people?**

Avoid the temptation to make too much food. For larger parties, serve **8 appetizers per person**. With more people there, you want to have a larger buffet of food to choose from, so a larger variety of 6-8 different appetizers is a good plan. The higher the number, the bigger the array of choices you need.

**What is the cheapest food to serve at a party?**

**Here are some simple party food ideas on a budget:**

- Soup.
- Loose meat sandwiches.
- Baked potatoes.
- Pasta.
- Tacos.
- Make-your-own-pizzas.
- Cheese and crackers.
- Vegetables and dip.

## What are 3 types of appetizers?

Appetizers can be classified into three groups-**cocktails, canapes, and hors d'oeuvres**.

**How do you calculate large food groups?**

**Take the number of your guest list and multiply it by three to calculate how many servings you will need for the appetizers**. A rule of thumb is to always calculate a big group meal as though it is a buffet, even if it is a sit down affair.

**How do you calculate finger foods for a party?**

Appetizers - For parties in which only appetizers and finger foods are being served, **base your estimate on five to eight appetizers per person, per hour**. If there is a meal included, you can cut back to three or four per person per hour before the meal. Offer more types of appetizers for a larger crowd.

**How much should a person eat at a buffet?**

Rules to Plan By

**Each adult will consume 1 pound of food total; children, about 1/2 pound**. The more options you have, the less you need of each; decrease the main course portion sizes by 1 to 2 ounces if served on a buffet.

**How many servings are in a half pan?**

2^{1}⁄_{2}-in. | 4-in. | |
---|---|---|

Full Pan | 33 | 53 |

Two-thirds Pan | 22 | 35 |

Half Pan | 17 | 26 |

Third Pan | 11 | 18 |

**How much potato salad do I need for 60 people?**

For 60 People you will need **36 cups** of potato salad. How Many Pounds of Potato Salad For 60 Family members or People – You will need 18 pounds of potato salad for 60 people – this is around 300-325 oz depending on what you serve with it.

**How do you calculate catering per person?**

legally responsible guideline is **1 serving per person per hour**. Be sure to plan at least1 piece per person per kind offered. 4 to 6 pieces per person when preceding a meal. 4 to 6 pieces per person per hour when hors d'oeuvres are the meal.

**How much vegetables do I need for 50 guests?**

Figure about **4 ounces -- a quarter pound -- of veggies per guest**. This works out to 1 pound for every four people.

**How many appetizers do I need for 55 people?**

Avoid the temptation to make too much food. For larger parties, serve **8 appetizers per person**. With more people there, you want to have a larger buffet of food to choose from, so a larger variety of 6-8 different appetizers is a good plan. The higher the number, the bigger the array of choices you need.

**How many appetizers do I need for a party of 100?**

If you're offering catered appetizers, plan for about six portions per guest. For a party of 100 guests, this adds up to **roughly 600 appetizer portions**. You can also offer light snacks like nuts, fruits and pretzels to give guests something to munch on when they first arrive — stock up on these items in bulk.

## How many party platters do I need?

On average, guests will consume five to eight servings per person in a predinner hors d'oeuvres hour. For a party where you are only serving hors d'oeuvres, plan for **eight to 12 servings per person in the first hour, and four to six pieces per person every hour after that**.

**How do you calculate per serving?**

Divide the Recipe into Servings.

Once you know how much the entire finished dish weighs, **divide the weight by the number of servings**, which is usually listed in the recipe ("serves six," or "serves eight," for example). Round the result to an easy-to-remember number to find the average serving size.

**How much meat do you need for a buffet?**

DISH | AMOUNT COOKED (PER PERSON) |
---|---|

Meat/fish (1 type) | 180-200g |

Meat/fish (2 types) | 110g |

Meat/fish (3 types) | 80g |

Heavy side (potatoes, creamy pastas) | 140g |

**What size is a full tray?**

Full size food pans are the standard in the foodservice industry, measuring approximately **20 3/4" x 12 3/4"**. All other sizes of food pans are simply a variation on those dimensions.

**How many servings are in a 9x13 pan?**

This is a perfect size for parties, and you can expect to get between 12 and 20 slices from a single cake. A double-layer, 9 x 13 inch cake that is at least 4 inches tall yields **36 party-size servings or 50 wedding-size servings**, which traditionally are slightly smaller.

**How many people does a large aluminum tray feed?**

The Full Size Steam Table Disposable Aluminum Pan will typically serve **at least 50 main dish servings and as many as 75 – 80 side dish servings**. A typical serving size is 4 – 6 ounces.