Is there a book to tell you how much food to prepare for a large group of people?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    well i am not sure if this will help you but this is the numbers i use

    for example if you are cooking for 100 adults

    and they are having 4 hot dishes and 1 salad

    you will have to make 16 full size buffet trays (4 of each different food item)

    and 2 full size trays of salad

    this will be enough

    if you need more info email me and i will help as much as i could

    i have worked in restaurants all my life ..

  • 9 years ago

    Cooking for a Crowd: Menus, Recipes and Strategies for Entertaining 10 to 50, by Susan Wyler

    Cooking For Crowds For Dummies, by Dawn Simmons

    Source(s): Amazon
  • 9 years ago

    Yes, there are recipe/cookbooks for professional cooks/commercial kitchens. An example would be one that I have from the Culinary Institute of America. Also, you might want to call a caterer and see if they'll help you calculate what you need for how many people. You might need to pay them for a bit of their time...but it would be worth it. They are professionals that are used to buying, preparing, cooking & serving for larger groups of people.

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