Ordering food for a group can be tough. It’s easy to wonder if you have enough entrees and sides. Will the vegetarians be happy with the options? Will everyone be full and happy?
As a start, here is a basic guide to serving sizes per person:
|Proteins like pulled pork or brisket||6-8 ounces per person|
|Fried chicken or similar dishes||3 pieces per person|
|Skewers||2 per person|
|Stews or braised dishes||6-8 ounces per person|
|Side dishes or salads||4 ounces per person|
|Salumi, dips, spreads, cured meats, appetizers||2 bites or 2 ounces per person|
As a rule of thumb, our sizes serve the following:
|Pint/friends size||serves 2-3|
|Quart/family size||serves 4-5|
|Salad Tray||serves 6|
|Entree Tray||serves 8-10|
|Feast size||serves 14-16|
We like to call our smaller portion a “friends size” as it is the perfect amount for a small group. Our “family size” is intended to be enough for the main course or side dish for the family dinner. But these guidelines can differ based on your particular event.