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Food quantities for 25, 50 AND 100 servings

FOOD QUANTITIES FOR 25, 50 AND 100 SERVINGS- Quick look
Remember that 100 servings serve about 80-85 adults. To serve 100 adults, make about 120-125 servings.
Food
25 Servings
50 Servings
100 Servings
Baked Beans 3/4 gallon 1 1/4 gallons 2 1/2 gallons
Bread, standard loaf
2 slices
50 slices
3 1/2 pounds
100 slices
6 1/2 pounds
200 slices
13 pounds
Butter, soft 1/2 pound 3/4 to 1 pound 1 1/2 pounds
Cake, sheet 1 10x12" sheet cake 1 12x20" sheet cake 2 12x20" sheet cakes
Cake, layer1 1/2 10" layer cakes 3 10" layer cakes 6 10" layer cakes
Carrots 6 1/4 pounds 12 1/2 pounds 25 pounds
Cheese, 2 ounce serving 3 pounds 6 pounds 12 pounds
Chicken, bone in13 pounds 25 to 35 pounds 50 to 75 pounds
Coffee 1/2 pound
1 1/2 gallons water
1 pound
3 gallons water
2 pounds
6 gallons water
Crackers 1 1/2 pounds 3 pounds 6 pounds
Fish, fillets or steaks 7 1/2 pounds 15 pounds 30 pounds
Fish, large whole 13 pounds 25 pounds 50 pounds
Fruit Cup (1/2 cup serving) 3 quarts 6 quarts 12 quarts
Hamburger 9 pounds 18 pounds 35 pounds
Hot Dogs 6 1/2 pounds 13 pounds 25 pounds
Ice Cream, brick 3 1/4 quarts 6 1/2 quarts 12 1/2 quarts
Ice Cream, bulk 2 1/4 quarts 4 1/2 quarts 9 quarts
Jams and Preserves 1 1/2 pounds 3 pounds 6 pounds
Jello Salad 3/4 gallon 1 1/4 gallons 2 1/2 gallons
Lemonade 10 to 15 lemons and 1 1/2 gallons water 20 to 30 lemons and 3 gallons water 40 to 60 lemons plus 6 gallons water
Lettuce (salads) 4 heads 8 heads 15 heads
Mashed Potatoes 9 pounds 18 to 20 pounds 25 to 35 pounds
Mayonnaise 1 cup 2 to 3 cups 4 to 6 cups
Potato Salad 4 1/4 quarts 2 1/4 gallons 4 1/2 gallons
Rice,uncooked 3-4 cups 7-8 cups 15-16 cups
Rolls 4 dozen 8 dozen 16 dozen
Salad Dressing, thin 1 pint 2 1/2 pints 1/2 gallon
Salad Dressing, thick 2 pints 2 quarts 3 1/2 quarts
Sandwich Filling (meat, eggs, fish salad) 1 1/2 quarts 2 1/2 to 3 quarts 5 to 6 quarts
Sandwich Filling (sweet cream cheese fruit) 1 quart 1 3/4 to 2 quarts 2 1/2 to 4 quarts
Scalloped Potatoes 4 1/2 quarts 8 1/2 quarts 17 quarts (4 1/4 gallons)
Soup 1 1/2 gallons 3 gallons 6 gallons
Spaghetti, cooked 1 1/4 gallons 2 1/2 gallons 5 gallons
Tea, hot 1/12 pounds and 1 1/2 gallons water 1/6 pound and 3 gallons water 1/3 pound and 6 gallons water
Tea, iced 1/6 pound and 1 1/2 gallons water 1/3 pound and 3 gallons water 2/3 pound and 6 gallons water
Tomatoes for salad garnish 3 to 5 pounds 7 to 10 pounds 14 to 20 pounds
Turkey, cooked, boneless roast6 to 7 pounds 12 to 15 pounds 25 to 30 pounds
Turkey, cooked, whole 13 pounds 25 to 35 pounds 50 to 75 pounds
Vegetables, canned 1 #10 can 2 1/2 #10 cans 4 #10 cans
Watermelon 37 1/2 pounds 75 pounds 150 pounds
Whipping Cream 3/4 pint1 1/2 to 2 pints3 pints