Plan Your Menu 2 Easy Ways
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- Anticipate which items will be most popular, and serve more than suggested. For example, shellfish appetizers are always popular, so serve as many as your budget allows.
- The more choices you offer, the smaller your calculation of individual portions should be.
- Add “bulk” items to your menu. For a sit-down dinner, have plenty of bread to fill in any hungry spots. When hosting a cocktail party, nuts, olives, pretzels, etc. provide security that you’ll have enough for all without extra work.
For more tips, download our Portion Guide.
Our free Menu Wizard menu planner helps you determine exactly how much food to buy for your party size, so you’ll always have enough!
Buying The Right Amount Saves You Money
Plan on an average of 1 lb. of food per person: 4 oz. portions of 4 food groups equals 1 lb. per person.