Food Estimation Guidelines


Common Food Estimates


Rice
Size of Rice Cooker
Cup Size
Recommendation of Uncooked Rice
Cooked Rice Portions
*co-ed group
10-cup Rice Cooker
1 small cup = 6 oz (This small cup comes with the rice cooker.)
Use only up to 9-cup of rice (54 oz)
12-15 servings*
25-cup Rice Cooker
1 large cup = 28 oz (This large cup comes with the rice cooker.)
4 large cups (112 oz)
30 to 35 servings*
30-cup Rice Cooker
1 large cup = 28 oz
5 large cups (140 oz)
45 to 50 servings*
60-cup Rice Cooker
1 large cup = 28 oz
6 large cups (168 oz)
45-50 adult servings

This should be adjusted based on the type of meal. If it is a rice dependent menu (curry, stews) verses roast. Also this can be adjusted to decrease the number of servings for a college group compared to post-college.

Meat
Type
Serving Size
Servings per Pound
Notes
Meat for Roast (e.g. pork roast or beef roast)
0.33-0.4 pound
2.5-3 people per pound
Usually serve with rice, salad & dipping sauce
Meat without bones as part of a stew (chicken for curry, gumbo)
2 oz
8 people per pound
Eight servings per pound
Meat with bones person (Korean kalbi with bones, drumsticks)
1 pound
1 person per pound

Meat (steak)
0.5   pound
For co-ed, as main entrée
** 6.5 oz. of uncooked meat for one serving (sisters)
8 oz. of uncooked meat for one serving (brothers)
2 people per pound in general for a co-ed group
* Exception:  after a long hiking trip with light lunch (~about ¾ to 1 pound of steak per person)

Costco rotisserie chicken

4-5 servings per chicken

8 servings per chicken
Main meat entree


For spring rolls and similar meals, can have more servings if having shrimp and other meats.

Pizza
Type
Serving Size
Servings per Pizza
Notes
Costco
2 slices
6 servings

Cenario’s/ Pizza Guys
2 slices
1 pizza feed 4 people
Have side of salad or chips

Vegetables and Salad
Type
Serving Size
Servings per Pound
Notes
Vegetables (except lettuce/salad)
4 oz (1/4 pound)
4 servings per pound
Visualize cutting the item
Salad, coleslaw
2 oz
8 servings per pound
It all depends on the salad dressing!
Fancy spring mix salad

15-20 people per 1 pound box
It all depends on the salad dressing!
Iceberg salad mix from Costco

25-30 people per 3 lb bag
It all depends on the salad dressing!
Home-made salad dressing
0.7 – 1 oz

per 2 oz. of salad

Ice and beverages
Type
Serving Size
Servings per Pound
Notes
2 L bottle of soda

10 people
Provide water for people who do not want soda
Ice
5 oz.
3 people per pound
For beverages

Premade Items

Check the serving size on the label.


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