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I am hosting a Jack and Jill for 250 people. How much food/drink do I need?
For meats, you usually allow 1/4 pound a person.
Pasta is 2/3 cup for one serving.
I would allow a cup of vegetables per person.
3-4 appetizers per person per hour.
This is all going to depend on what you want to serve. Do you want this as a cocktail party or a dinner party? Jack & Jill parties can be either one.
Here is the questions to ask yourself and the answers will help to determine how much food and drinks you'll need.
Do you want a cocktail party or dinner party?
Once you have all this answered, then you can determine how much food you'll need. Now it is simple to use a food calculating chart to buy your food. Here is a good one you can use: www.chef-menus.com/