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Meal for 400 People
Lois
03/06/12
How much spiral ham, baked chicken, boiled shrimp, pulled barbeque pork, and hash and rice for 400 people? A sit down meal is being prepared and these are the meats that we are wanting to have. Thank you so much for your help!

I was thinking, 60 pounds spiral ham
60 pounds of baked chicken breast
60 pounds of pulled pork
60 pounds of hash
50 lbs of rice

ellen
03/07/12
Lois, are people preordering or do they get to pick at the time?

You don't mention the shrimp, is everyone getting some of that- everyone will want some.

Write more info.

Lois
03/07/12
Ellen, all of these meats will be on a buffet. So people will get to choose some of all of it. There will be servers placing the meat on the guests plate so people won't be able to help themselves. Do I have the right amounts of chicken breast, ham, pulled pork, hash & rice? I was thinking that we need 100 pounds of shrimp. Will that be enough? This will be a 5:00 p.m. dinner. Other things on the buffet will be mac/cheese, green bean, lima beans, dressing, potatoe salad, toss, salad, & rolls. I really appreciate your help!
Nadia
03/07/12
How much bake chicken mash potatoes, Alfredo pasta, and veggis do i Need to serve 400 people a sit down meal is being prepared
Lois
04/02/12
How much spiral ham, baked chicken, boiled shrimp, pulled barbeque pork, and hash and rice for 400 people? A sit down meal is being prepared and these are the meats that we are wanting to have. Thank you so much for your help!
I was thinking, 60 pounds spiral ham
60 pounds of baked chicken breast
60 pounds of pulled pork
60 pounds of hash
50 lbs of rice

All of these meats will be on a buffet. So people will get to choose some of all of it. There will be servers placing the meat on the guests plate so people won't be able to help themselves. Do I have the right amounts of chicken breast, ham, pulled pork, hash & rice? I was thinking that we need 100 pounds of shrimp. Will that be enough? This will be a 5:00 p.m. dinner. Other things on the buffet will be mac/cheese, green bean, lima beans, dressing, potatoe salad, toss, salad, & rolls. I really appreciate your help!

ellen
04/04/12
Thanks for the more complete info.

400 people:
60 pounds spiral ham
60 pounds of baked chicken breast
60 pounds of pulled pork
60 pounds of hash
50 lbs of rice

This is plenty total amount-wise, but the distribution is a little tricky.

Make sure the chicken is small pieces, so everyone can have one. You might also do a little more ham and a little less hash, unless you know the has is very popular. Use 1/4 cup scoops for the pulled pork and hash.

Patty
05/28/13
How much pulled pork and macaroni salad for 400 people if chicken and baked beans and cheese potatoes being served
Anne
06/25/14
I am doing a grad party and serving pasta Alfredo and pasta with red sauce. Sides are bread stik and salad and cake. How much pasta do I need? I plan on 2/3 white sauce and 1/3 red sauce but need total pasta amount. Thanks!
ellen
06/28/14
Patty, missed this before. Allow 1 pound ready to serve pork per 8 plus 3 gallons mac salad per 100 (6 pounds dry pasta).

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ellen
06/28/14
Anne, you need 1 pound per 4-6, depending on the appetite of the crowd, and 1 quart sauce per pound, approximately.

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