Salad amount for 400 guests?

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by steve1949, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. steve1949

    steve1949

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    Using a pre-mixed, washed & ready to go Spring Mix from U.S. Foods

    All adult guests (50/50 men & women)

    Servers will be dispensing it to the guests.

    Comes in 4/2 lb. bags
     
  2. chefbillyb

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    Dispensing it to the guests would mean serving to the table or serving up on a buffet line ? If you serving it for a sit down meal I would get a 2 lb bag and portion in the salad bowl that you will be using of the function. After you get the portion needed then weigh that amount. If it's 2 oz then just figure 16 portions per bag........
     
  3. meezenplaz

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    As I recall a 2lb bag will do  6 good sized salads if plated separately, and quite a bit 

    more in a buffet service if "tonged" by guests onto their plate with everything else.

    They're bulky and there's only so much room on a dinner plate. 
     
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  4. beachchef22

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    Salads make me laugh because it's all cold and can be prepped ahead....Assuming you're a busy caterer, any leftovers can be utilized elsewhere.  Mixed greens?  Just bring ENOUGH.  Always better to bring too much than not enough.  Take the remainder back to the restaurant/cooler....No brainer....

    Chef Tony P
     
  5. chef oddball

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    Are you adding anything to the salad mix?

    Carrots? Onions? Strawberries? Orange segments? Nuts?

    I'd allow at least 1.5 oz of salad garnish pp
     
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