Feeding 5 or 500 – Guidline to preparing the right amount of food for your party
Doesn’t it seem as though we throw a party for just about everything? It’s fun to have people over and celebrate. Even if your team did not make the Big Game, it is still a great time to get the crew together, eat a lot of food and watch some football!
I have been a party planner for almost 20 years, the past eight have been right here at Coborn’s. The one question that I get asked all the time is, “How much food do I need?” I have written up a few guide lines, per person, to help you plan for five or 500!
- Sandwiches, 1-1.5 Sandwiches, depending on size. (Size of the sandwich, not the person.)
- Cold Cuts (Ham, Turkey) 2-3 oz. per sandwich
- Cheese 1-1/2 oz. slice
- Bread 2 slices or 1-1/2 Dollar Buns
- Fresh Fruit ½ cup (4oz.)
- Potato Salad ½ cup (4oz.)
- Hot Meat (Sloppy Joes, etc) ½ cup
- Mashed Potatoes 4-6 oz.
- Chicken 1 ½ -2 pieces
- Cake one 2”x2” piece
- Coffee 8 oz. cup
Hope this helps make your Football Party planning, or any party planning, a little easier. If you have any questions, feel free to pick up the phone and give me a ring. I am located at Coborn’s, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. (320) 252-2141 and ask for Mary in Catering!