# Food Servings

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## How many glasses are in a pitcher of beer?

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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.

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• #### Q:What are some breakfast ideas for a group?

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.
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• #### Q:How much spaghetti should you cook per person?

A: Four ounces of uncooked pasta is recommended when cooking spaghetti for a group of people. Four servings are included in a 1-lb. package of uncooked pasta.
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• #### Q:How many pieces of cake can you cut from a full sheet cake?

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.
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• #### Q:How many slices are in an extra-large pizza from Domino's?

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.
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• #### Q:What size ham will feed 15 people?

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.
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• #### Q:How many meatballs do you need to feed 100 people?

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.
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• #### Q:How much pasta salad do I need for 50 people?

A: A serving size of pasta salad is about one-half cup. To feed 50 people one serving each of pasta salad, you need 25 cups of pasta salad.
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• #### Q:What is a serving of vegetables?

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.
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• #### Q:How much calcium is in a glass of milk?

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.
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• #### Q:What are food-purchasing specifications?

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.
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• #### Q:How many glasses are in a pitcher of beer?

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.
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• #### Q:What is a serving size?

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.
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• #### Q:How many people does a large pizza feed?

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.
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• #### Q:How much lettuce do you need to serve 100 people?

A: The amount of lettuce you need for 100 people depends on how it is being used. A good way to estimate is by having approximately a cup serving for each person, and then include extra just in case.
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• #### Q:How many servings are in a sheet cake?

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.
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• #### Q:When catering, how much meat do you buy per person?

A: When cooking bone-in meat for large crowds, plan on 1/3 to 1/2 pound of meat per person. Bone-in meat includes pork chops, steaks and chicken breasts.
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• #### Q:How many people will a gallon of ice cream feed?

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.
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• #### Q:How much coffee do I need to make a 30-cup urn?

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.
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• #### Q:What are some common food serving portions?

A: The American Heart Association suggests getting six daily servings of grains, four of vegetables, four of fruit and two of dairy. A healthy diet also consists of 3 to 6 ounces of cooked meat, two daily servings of fats, four weekly servings of nuts or legumes and fewer than five of sweets.
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• #### Q:How much pork roast should you plan on serving per person?

A: Four to 6 ounces of pork per guest is the rule to follow in determining how large of a roast to purchase. This average is variable based on the type of pork roast you are serving to your guests.