Useful Bulk Order Catering Tips

  • Always round your guesstimates up, not down.
  • The more choices you offer, the smaller the portion size should be.
  • Portion sizes may vary from of 4-8 oz. per food item.
  • Overall serving size average is 1 lb. of food per person based on:
    • 4 oz. portions
    • 4 different food groups
  • For sit-down meals, 6-8 oz. portion sizes of any entree is recommended.
Number of People to be Served Pounds of Each Food Group
10 People 2.5 lbs.
20 People 5 lbs.
40 People 10 lbs.
60 People 15 lbs.
80 People 20 lbs.
100 People 25 lbs.
120 People 30 lbs.
160 People 40 lbs.
200 People 50 lbs.

***The above numbers are based on average consumption***

Half Pan | Feeds approx. 8 – 12 people

Full Pan | Feeds approx. 16 – 24 people