I am planning a party for about 175 I am having 5 different meats and then the 4 different sides I really am only struggling with the quanity.How much?1. Whole Hams2. Meatballs3. Chicken Tenders4. Red Bean and Rice5. Shrimp6. Garlic Mashed Potaotes7. Corn8. Seven layer Salad9. Broccli Cassarole
different websites to find some way to figure servings, but have only found one. Can you help.
Have you seen this site? LINK HERE and LINK HERE to do your own calculcations.Having said that, it is always a guessing game since you can never know how hungry - or not - the crowd will be. There are some guidelines, though. The list below is what I would do for 175 people. I used to cook for 300 people regularly and never once ran out of food but several times had to send some home with people (but not an overwhelming amount...and it was "in the plan" to have extra). I had an ex-military chef train me on how much per person but it is easy to forget and those sites are so helpful in remembering the guidelines.1. Hams - boneless spiral hams about 1/4 lb per person with an additional pound for every 4 or 5 people, for extra2. Meatballs - 3 or 4 meatballs per person (frozen meatball, golfball size)3. Chicken Tenders - depends on size/length - approximately 2 to 3 per person4. Red Beans & Rice - 1/2 cup per person5. Shrimp - 6 to 8 per person, depends on size but this is probably average6. Mashed Potatoes - 1/2 cup per person. 35 lbs per 100 people for purchasing and use large, russett baking potatoes.7. Corn - ten #10 cans or approximately 6 gallons.8. Seven Layer Salad & 9. Broccoli Casserole - since these are generally made in 9 x 13 pans, you could estimate the amount by how much goes into your single casserole recipe. Each single 9 x 13 pan feeds 8 to 10 people (8 for main dish, 10 for a side).If you find this helpful, please ACCEPT and leave FEEDBACK. It would be appreciated.Sincerely,Lizabeth10cowife
<p>The 175 includes children also so do I still figure the servicing as you have suggested.I am figuring about 78 lb of ham, 525 to 700 meatballs and chicken tenders, 43 lb of beans, 875 shrimp, 70 lb of potatoes 17 9x13 broccoli and 7 layer salad is this figured right or have I figured something wrong just want to make sure. Thanks!</p>
Hi! I used the same figures for children for a couple of reasons: when it comes to certain items, kids will actually eat more (dessert, etc.). When I figured for my events of 300, I used the same guides and planned for leftovers.Some people feel that children are half portions but if you include teenagers then you have larger portions so I figure it equals out in the end!! The only real difference children will make is that if you are rounding, you can use the conservative (lower) numbers.Thanks!! Let me know how everything goes.Sincerely,Lizabeth10cowife
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