Everyone is circling that last rib, chicken leg or slice of beef like a pack of wolves. You pleasantly offer up the last morsel as a goodwill gesture, hoping everyone will decline so you can devour it. When planning for the party, you usually think of the main course first, the meat. There are standard portion sizes for meat and other proteins like fish and poultry. For kids, cut it back and for teenagers, bump it up.
Based on your selections, the Meat Calculator will provide you with an estimate of how much meat you might want to provide to your guests. It will provide both the raw, uncooked weight as well as the finished,cooked weight. When you are preparing a meal for a large number of people, there's no need to worry about offering up restaurant-sized servings. The portion size of food in restaurants is intentionally much larger and much higher in calories than what is recommended for most adults. Restaurants know how to turn a profit while still offering oversized portions of food.
How many people does a pound turkey feed? How many servings in a can of cranberry sauce? How long should you brine the bird? This way you can focus on your family, friends and good eats without having to worry your way through culinary equations. All serving estimates are generous to allow for plenty of seconds and leftovers.
This food quantity chart lets you know how much food to purchase for cooking for a crowd of 50 or more. This food quantity chart represents approximate amounts of food you should purchase when you are cooking for a crowd of 50 people. Food items are typical of what might be served at a party or meal for a large crowd. This chart gives amounts for 50 servings. For 25 people, divide amounts indicated by 2.