The chart below is a guide to assist you in selecting the appropriate amount of food for your party.

Reference the number of people you expect on the left and the number of different menu items you'd like to serve on the top (including hors d'oeuvres and dessert.) This will give you an estimate of how much of each item to order. For example, if you have 40 guests and you'd like to serve 7 different items, you'd order 35 of each item. If your party is longer than 3 hours, you may want to order a bit more.

  NUMBER OF MENU ITEMS
N
U
M
B
E
R

O
F

G
U
E
S
T
S

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
30 30 30 30 30 25 25 20 20 20 20
40 40 40 40 40 35 35 30 30 30 25
50 50 50 50 45 45 40 40 40 35 30
60 60 60 60 55 50 45 45 45 45 40
70 70 70 70 65 60 55 55 55 50 50
80 80 80 80 75 65 60 60 60 55 55
90 90 90 90 85 75 70 70 70 65 60
100 100 100 100 90 85 80 75 75 70 70
110 110 110 110 100 95 90 85 85 80 80
120 120 120 120 110 105 100 95 90 90 85
130 130 130 125 115 110 105 105 105 100 95
140 140 140 135 125 120 115 115 110 105 100
150 150 150 140 130 130 125 120 115 115 110
160 160 160 150 140 135 135 130 125 125 120
170 170 170 160 145 145 145 140 135 130 125
180 180 180 170 155 155 150 145 145 140 135
190 190 190 180 165 160 160 155 150 145 140
200* 200 200 190 170 165 165 160 155 155 150

* For parties over 200 people, add guest counts together. For example, if you have 250 people, use the recommendations for 200 and for 50 and add them together.