The quantity of vegetables that constitutes an official serving varies, but, as a rule of thumb, a serving of vegetables ranges between a half cup and a cup. Small differences depend on the type of vegetable and whether it is served raw or cooked.
A:Food-purchasing specifications refer to the quality, quantity and other important characteristics required in the products or ingredients purchased for preparing a food item. For example, a sirloin steak sandwich needs sirloin steak. The purchase specifications of sirloin steak may include its source, weight, type of packaging, delivery temperature, minimum order and maximum order. For each ingredient in a recipe, there must be a corresponding purchase specification.
A:A serving size is the amount of food or drink that is recommended or generally served. The MyPlate program, which replaced the food pyramid, offers serving sizes for a variety of foods and food groups. Labels on packaged food items also list serving sizes.
A:Most large pizzeria pizzas, measuring 14 to 16 inches in diameter, feed approximately four to eight people, depending on how many slices each person eats. Large pizzas typically contain eight to 12 triangular slices or 10 to 12 square slices.
A:Sheet cake servings vary based on the size of the cake and the hostess's preference on how big to cut each slice. For example, a 2-inch deep 9-by-13-inch quarter wedding sheet cake is cut into 1-by-2-inch pieces, which yields 54 servings.
A:A two-layer full sheet cake can serve between 80 to 111 people. A full sheet cake measures 16 inches by 24 inches. If the sheet cake has three layers, then there are between 115 to 158 pieces of cake.
A:The quantity of vegetables that constitutes an official serving varies, but, as a rule of thumb, a serving of vegetables ranges between a half cup and a cup. Small differences depend on the type of vegetable and whether it is served raw or cooked.
A:The number of meatballs needed for 100 people depends upon their size and the manner in which they are served. A standard main course serving size is 6 ounces of meat per guest, or approximately 600 1-ounce meatballs, 400 1 1/2-ounce meatballs, 300 2-ounce meatballs and 200 3-ounce meatballs.
A:A 13 pound (bone out) to 16 pound ham (bone in) will feed fifteen people. This will depend on how much each guest will eat along with any sides provided. Typically, one person will eat between a half a pound of bone out or 3/4 pound of bone in ham.
A:A glass of milk contains approximately 300 milligrams of calcium. However, this amount can vary depending on the type of milk in question. Fresh milk, ice milk, yogurt, soy milk or other types of milk contain varying amounts of calcium.
A:To make 30 8-ounce cups of coffee, the brewer needs 40 to 80 tablespoons of coffee. Typically, one 6-ounce serving of coffee takes 1 to 2 tablespoons, depending on how strong the brewer wants the taste to be.
A:According to Serious Eats, a gallon of ice cream can feed approximately 30 people. Typical ice cream scoops dish out about 3 ounces per scoop, though different sized scoops exist and can cause variations in the number of people that can be fed from a single gallon.
A:The best breakfast dishes to make for a group can either be prepared in advance or can be cooked in large batches all at once. Scrambled eggs with vegetables can quickly be cooked in a single pan, while crepes can be prepared in advance then reheated.
A:According to nutritional information provided by Domino's Pizza, an extra-large pizza has eight slices. Medium and large pizzas contain eight slices as well, and a small pizza is cut into six slices.
A:An average beer pitcher contains 64 ounces of beer, which equals four pints or 5.25 12-ounce mugs. Beer cans usually hold 12 ounces of beer and bottles hold about 11 oz, so drinking a pitcher of beer is like drinking a little less than a six pack.
A:Generally speaking, portions for catered events include approximately one-third to one-half of a pound for the main entree or protein with a starch and vegetable on the side. The sides are portioned at approximately 4 ounces by weight or three-quarters of a cup by volume.
A:Many caterers or food industry companies, such as Chefs-Menus.com or PlanningHelper.com, offer charts or calculators on their websites that provide information as to how much food to prepare based on the number of people expected to consume the meal. These calculations are based on how much of a particular food an individually typically eats.