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Food Item Serving
Size
For 12 For 24 For 48
Meat & Shellfish
bone-in & unshelled
3/4 lb 9 lbs. 18 lbs. 36 lbs.
Meats & Fish
boneless
1/4 lb. 3 lbs. 6 lbs. 12 lbs.
Meat Cold Cuts 2-1/2 oz. 1 lbs. 4 lbs. 8 lbs.
Cheese, sliced 1 oz. 3/4 lb. 1-1/2 lbs. 3 lbs.
Chicken Salad 1 c. 3 qts. 1-1/2 gals. 3 gals.
Pasta Salad 1/2 c. 1-1/2 qts. 3 qts. 1-1/2 gals.
Potato Salad, Baked
beans, Coleslaw
1/2 c. 1-1/2 qts. 3 qts. 1-1/2 gals.
Rolls 1 roll 1 doz. 2 doz. 4 doz.
Crackers 4 8 oz. 1 lb. 2 lbs.
Tossed Salad 1-1/2 c. 4-1/2 qts. 9 qts. 4-1/2 gals.
Salad Dressing 2 Tbsp. 1-1/2 c. 3 c. 6 c.
Dip 2 Tbsp. 1-1/2 c. 3 c. 6 c.
Chips 1 oz. 12 oz. 1-1/2 lbs. 3 lbs.
Fruit/Vegetable
dippers
4 pcs. 4 doz. 8 doz. 16 doz.
Cakes 1/16 cake 1 cake 2 cakes 3 cakes
Cookies 2 2 doz. 4 doz. 8 doz.
Ice Cream 1/2 c. 1-1/2 qts. 3 qts. 1-1/2 gals.
Coffee, brewed 3/4 c. 9 c. 18 c. 36 c.
Ground coffee --- 1-1/2 c. 3 c. 5 c.
Tea, brewed 3/4 c. 9 c. 18 c. 36 c.
Loose Tea --- 1/4 c. 1/2 c. 1 c.
Tea Bags --- 12 24 48
Iced Tea 1 c. 3 qts. 1-1/2 gals. 3 gals.
Punch 1/2 c. 1-1/2 qts. 3 qts. 1-1/2 gals.
Mineral Water 8 oz. 3 qts. 6 qts. 12 qts.
Milk 1 c. 3 qts. 1-1/2 gals. 3 gals.
Ice 1/4 lb. 3 lbs. 6 lbs. 12 lbs.

Here are suggested guidelines for amounts needed to feed a group of around 100 people. Remember, serving sizes vary depending on the type of crowd and meal served.
Most data as printed in Reiman Publications' monthly "Savings Packet", 4/2001
ENTRÉES:
Beef Roast..........50 pounds
Chicken..........55-60 pounds
Fish..........25 pounds
Ground Beef..........20-25 pounds
Ham (with bone)..........35-40 pounds
Pork Roast..........35 pounds
Spare Ribs..........75 pounds
Stewing Beef..........25 pounds
Turkey..........75-100 pounds
Spaghetti..........15-20 pounds
Spaghetti Sauce..........5 gallons
Hotdogs..........20 pounds
Sandwich Filling..........16-18 cups
Gravy..........1-2 gallons

SIDE DISHES:
Baked Beans..........12 pounds
Potatoes (for mashed).......35 pounds
Potatoes (for scalloped)...35-40 pounds
Sweet Potatoes..........25 pounds
String Beans..........20-25 pounds
Squash..........50 pounds
Carrots..........25-30 pounds
Cranberry Sauce..6 1-pound cans

SALADS:
Coleslaw..........24 pounds
Lettuce..........12-15 heads
Tomatoes..........25-38 pounds
Celery..........12-12 bunches
Canned Fruit..........20-25 cans
Apples..........25 pounds
Melon Balls..........30 melons
Oranges..........4 dozen
Peaches..........37 pounds
Strawberries..........20 quarts
Salad Dressing..........2 quarts

BREAKFAST FOODS:
Eggs..........20-22 dozen
Bacon..........20-25 pounds
Sausage Patties........16-18 dozen
Biscuits..........12 dozen
SOS..........1-2 gallons
Sausage Gravy..........1-2 gallons
Pancakes..........30-32 dozen
Cereal....30-35 small packets
Fruit Juices..........4-5 gallons

STAPLES:
Bread (sandwiches)...12-15 loaves
Bread with meal..........6 loaves
Rolls..........12 dozen
Butter..........3 pounds
Potato Chips..........5 pounds
Pickles..........1 gallon
Olives..........1 gallon

BEVERAGES:
Soda..........16-20 litres
Milk..........6-7 gallons
Juice Concentrate...18 6-oz.cans
Coffee..........2 pounds
Cream..........1/2 gallon
Sugar..........1 pound

DESSERTS:
Pie (9-inch)..........12-15 pies
Cake (13x9 pan)..........7 cakes
Cake (15x10 pan)..........4 cakes
Ice Cream..........4-5 gallons
Whipping Cream..........2 quarts




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