Meat Portions for Parties
Elegant or casual, a buffet is a great way to serve guest at a holiday party. In general, meat is the centerpiece of a meal. Here are some helpful tips to estimate the amount of meat or seafood needed to feed your guest. If you are serving one type of meat purchase 8 to 10 ounces, raw meat per person or 6 to 8 ounces of chicken or fish. If you are serving two selections of meat figure 5 ounces each.
Hors d’oeuvres Party: How much to serve?
A casual hors d’ oeuvres party or an impromptu holiday open house with appetizer is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Keep these tips in mind when estimating the amount of food needed to feed your holiday hungry guests.
As a simple rule of thumb each guest will consume 8 to 10 bite size appetizers per 1 to 2 hours of a party. The more variety offered, the more guests will eat because they will want to try at least one of everything. In general an average size party of 10 to 20 guest will require 2 hot and 2 cold appetizer selections.