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How to estimate the amount of food needed.

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How to estimate the amount of food needed.

PeterL | Nov 19, 2007 04:05 PM

I am having a lunch party of about 30 guests, 20 adults. I am estimating about 1/2 lb of meat per adult person, so a total of between 10 to 15 lbs of meat of several different kinds is that enough? I'll have a pork dish, a chicken dish, and a shrimp (which I am counting as meat) dish.

What about estimating the amount of veggies and a couple of pasta dishes? How is that done?

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