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Food Quantities for Serving 25, 50, 100 persons

Miscellaneous

Butter in squares 1/2 lb 1 lb 2 lbs
Crackers 1-1/2 lbs 3 lbs 6 lbs
Cream for Coffee 1-1/2 pints 3 pints 6 pints
Cream for Whipping 1 pint 1 quart 1/2 gallon
Jam or Preserves 1-1/2 pints 1-1/2 quarts 3 quarts
Rolls 4 dozen 8 dozen 16 dozen
Soup 1-1/2 gallons 3 gallons 6 gallons

Beverages

Coffee 1/2 lb and 1-1/2
gallon water
1 lb and 3
gallons water
2 lbs and 6
gallons water
Tea 1/2 lb and 1-1/2
gallon water
1 lb and 3
gallons water
2 lbs and 6
gallons water
Lemonade 10-15 lemons
1-1/2 gal water
20-30 lemons
3 gals water
40-60 lemons
6 gals water

Desserts

Cakes 1, 10x12 sheet 1, 12x20 sheet 2, 12x20 sheet

Or 

1-1/2, 10" layer 3, 10" layer 6, 10" layer
Ice Cream (Brick) 3-1/4 qts 6-1/2 qts 12-1/2 qts
Ice Cream (Bulk) 2-1/4 qts 1-1/4 gals 2-1/2 gals
Watermelon 37-1/2 lbs 75 lbs 150 lbs

Meat, Poultry, Fish

Beef or Veal (Roasted) 10 lbs 20 lbs 40 lbs
Fish, large whole 13 lbs 25 lbs 50 lbs
Fish, fillets or steaks 8 lbs 15 lbs 30 lbs
Ham (roasted) 10 lbs 20 lbs 40 lbs
Hamburger 9 lbs 18 lbs 35 lbs
Pork Rib Roast 10 lbs 18 lbs 36 lbs
Pork chops or veal cutlets 9 lbs 15 lbs 30 lbs
Turkey or Chicken (roasted) 16 lbs 25-35 lbs 50-75 lbs

Sandwiches

Bread 3, 1 lb loaves 6, 1 lb loaves 12, 1 lb loaves
Butter 1/2 lb 1 lb 1-1/2 lbs
Mayonnaise 1 cup 2-3 cups 4-6 cups
Mixed Filling (meat,eggs,fish) 1-1/2 quarts 3 quarts 6 quarts
Lettuce 1-1/2 heads 3 heads 6 heads

Salads, Casseroles

Potato Salad 4-1/2 quarts 2-1/2 gallons 4-1/2 gallons
Scalloped Potatoes 1, 12x20 pan 2, 12x20 pans 4, 12x20 pans
Spaghetti 1-1/4 gallons 2-1/2 gallons 5 gallons
Baked Beans 3/4 gallons 1-1/2 gallons 2-1/2 gallons
Jello Salad 3/4 gallon 1-1/2 gallons 2-1/2 gallons
Lettuce (large heads for salad) 4 heads 6 heads 12 heads
Salad Dressing (any kind) 1 pint 1 quart 2 quarts

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