This Chart Shows How Much Food To Serve When Cooking For A Crowd

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One of the toughest parts of hosting a party or other large gathering is figuring out the food. There's a calculator for wine and other alcohol tips, but how much should you purchase of specific types of foods?

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This chart from Chef Menus, which publishes a "Cooking for a Crowd" ebook, suggests the approximate amounts of food to purchase for a party with of 50 people. Obviously you can do the maths for a different party size, and the chart also suggests serving sizes per person.

Head to Chef Menus for the full details, as well as menus for dinner parties and other types of get-togethers.

Food Quantity Chart [Chef Menus]


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