Thursday, February 27, 2014

Amounts needed for feeding a group of 100

Sheila Wolf shares her knowledge and ideas of how much it takes to feed a crowd.  These estimates can help avoid under- or over-buying for an event and are based on her many years as a wedding caterer, foods teacher and feeder-of-crowds.

Nuts: 3 pounds
Mints: 3 pounds

Chips:  4 pounds
Dip:  3 pounds

Bread: 14 loaves
Small buns:  125 or 8 pounds
Sliced Meat:  8-10 pounds
Barbeque:  9-10 pounds

Hor D'oeuvres
Vegetable tray: 
2 heads broccoli, 1 head cauliflower, 2 pounds carrots, 1 bunch celery, 1 pound radishes, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, 1 pepper

Cocktail sausages
Use lil' smokies or quartered hotdogs - 3 pounds serves 100
1 20 oz. can pineapple
2 cups catsup
1 cup brown sugar
1 T. Worcheshire sauce

Watermelon Basket
1 watermelon
2 cantaloupe
1 honeydew melon
2-  20 oz cans chunk pineapple
1 quart strawberries
2 pounds grapes
Do not use apples or bananas - they brown and get soggy too quickly

Cut up fruit ahead of time and store them separately in zipper bags or tupperware.  Do not mix until time to serve.


4 gallons koolaid
1 gallon pineapple sherbet
1 can pineapple juice
4  2-liter bottles of ginger ale, sprite or other clear pop

1/2 pound of coffee grounds makes 30 strong cups
I would use 1 pound for 100 cups

Iced Tea
50 individual tea bags makes 5 gallons of strong tea.
Add 2 gallons of ice

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