Monday, January 3, 2011
Party Food Calculator
Party FOOD Calculator....
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The question of party food quantities to prepare for your guests is as old as hospitality itself. Party food planning is only a little trickier, though. As you will see, there are several different ways to look at it, but the main answer is:
1 Pound Of Food Per Person For Snacks
1 1/2 Pounds Of Food Per Person For A Meal
Those are averages figured in between the linebackers and the little dainties. We will break them down into averages for particular kinds of parties and party foods.
Appetizers: On average, your guests will consume 5 hors d’oeuvres per person per hour for the first 2 hours and 3 per person per hour for each additional hour. So for a 3-hour long party of 10 people, you will need to prepare about 130 appetizers, a little less if the party is to be followed by a meal.
Dips: Add the total weight of the main ingredients and use the 1 to 1 1/2 pounds per person rule. Pizza: Adults & Teens… average 3 slices per person. Younger children allow 2.
Here is an excellent large-quantity party food planning site you may want to refer to for company barbecues, weddings, etc.