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Quantity Food Planning Guide

Determining how much you need for any size gathering just got easier. The guidelines and chart below will help you plan how much to purchase for your next party.

Fruits

Allow ½ cup bite-sized pieces per serving

  • 18 pound watermelon = 16 cups
  • 4 pound pineapple = 5 cups
  • 3 pound cantaloupe or honeydew = 4 cups
  • 1 pint strawberries, blueberries or raspberries = 2 cups
  • 6 oz. kiwi = 1 cup
Vegetables

Allow 4 to 6 pieces per serving

  • 2 pounds broccoli or cauliflower = 30 florets
  • 1 pound baby carrots = 65 pieces
  • 1 pound celery = 50 (4x½-inch) sticks
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes = 25
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes = 75
  • 1 pound cucumber or 1 pound zucchini (2 medium) = 50 (¼-inch) slices
Dips

Allow 1 tablespoon per serving

  • 1 cup dip = 16 servings
Meat and Poultry
  • Bone-in meat and poultry allow ¾ pound per serving.
  • Boneless meat and poultry allow ¼ pound per serving.
Quantity Foods

Serving size 25 servings 50 servings 100 servings
Sliced ham, turkey, beef (½-ounce slices) 2 to 3 ounces 3 to 5 pounds 7 to 9 pounds 14 to 18 pounds
Cheese (½-ounce slices) 1 to 1½ ounce 1½ to 2½ pounds 3 to 5 pounds 6 to 10 pounds
Buns 1½ buns 3 dozen 6 dozen 12 dozen
Potato salad ½ cup 1 gallon 2 gallons 4 gallons
Baked beans ½ cup 1 gallon 2 gallons 4 gallons
Coleslaw ½ cup 1 gallon 2 gallons 4 gallons
Chicken or ham salad ½ cup 1 gallon 2 gallons 4 gallons
Mayonnaise 1 to 2 teaspoons ½ to 1 cup 1 to 2 cups 2 to 4 cups
Mustard 1 teaspoon ½ cup 1 cup 2 cups
Pickles 1 1 quart 2 quarts 4 quarts
Olives 2 to 3 6 ounces 1 pound 2 pounds
Potato chips 1 cup (1 ounce) 1½ pounds 3½ pounds 6½ pounds
Cake 2x2-inch piece ¼ sheet cake (24 pieces) ½ sheet cake (48 pieces) 1 sheet cake (96 pieces)
Ice cream ½ cup 1 gallon 2 gallons 4 gallons
Coffee ¾ cup (6 ounces) 3 cups 6 cups 12 cups
Punch ½ cup (4 ounces) 1 gallon 2 gallons 4 gallons