Figuring Quantities for Luncheon for 35-40 People

I would like to give a luncheon for 35-40 people. I want to plan a build your own salad, baked potatoe, and soup bar. How do I figure out how much to lettuce, for example, to purchase per person? ... -Cynthia Williams

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October 21, 20040 found this helpful

Ask the manager of your grocery store for help. The Produce manager may be able to be of help too. When I catered my sons wedding, the heads of the Deli, Bakery and produce depts were Godsends! They were happy to advise, and the quantities were just right. : )

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October 21, 20040 found this helpful

Do you know of Gordon foods? They supply restaurants around here -southern Michigan. They may have a website. They provide many guides for such planning.

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October 22, 20040 found this helpful

Go to a search engine and look for "cooking food in quantity" or similar terminolgy. One I found for you is www.foodfunandfacts.com/cookingcrowd.htm

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