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Soups for 120 people
Hope
02/23/15
Having a women's conference at our church. I'm in charge of soup. I'm planning on 3 types (chicken noodle, vegetable beef and potato). How many gallons of each soup would I need to prepare for 120 people? We are also serving salad and sandwiches.
ellen
02/24/15
1 gallon per 12 for a single flavor, but you have to make enough to accommodate everyone's first choice, so you will need 12-14 gallons gallons. Consider doing 1 roaster of each and be sure the potato is vegetarian- many bacon garnish goes on the side. 5 each for potato and whichever of the meat soups you think will be most popular, 3-4 of the other probably OK. You will likely have some left.

Figure 1/2 sandwich per person. the amount of salad for 100 on the plan for 100 page is about right with the rest of the food.

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Connie
01/08/19
Soups salad and rolls for 80 people
Hi Ellen, I’m doing a wedding luncheon for my son and the menu is Soup salad and rolls. This is what I came up for how much is this the right amount for 80?
Soup 10 gallons total
Rolls 5 bags of 3dz
Salads 20 (12oz bags)
ellen
01/13/19
If you have just one soup, consider a vegetarian choice, since otherwise non-meat eaters won't have an option.

7.5 gallons for 80 for a single flavor. Usual split for two is about 5 primary and 3.5 secondary.
Rolls, at least 10 pounds, get really good ones. 2 pounds butter or 3-4 pints dipping oil.
Salad is fine, look on plan for 100 for dressings, but not dressed before serving. Consider dishes of toppings such as grated cheese, dried fruits, chopped nuts, marinated beans or mushrooms. Maybe add 2 1/2 gallons of pasta or potato salad?
Seriously consider a cheese board at least 10 pounds with some fruit and olive trimmings. Some could be spreads, logs or dips, such as block cream cheese with tart cherry jam and ginger snaps; hummus; queso

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