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Times through the line....

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Question:
When factoring food for a buffet banquet, how many times do you expect people to travel through the buffet line?
I was thinking like 1.5 times or 1.25 to make the math simple.
What is enough? I have heard from some that if everyone makes it through the line once that is enough. What do you think?
I know that you should factor amounts on a per person basis like 3 oz of chicken or whatever, and that usually because of no shows there is always enough. But really I was wondering about the amount of trips through the line on average. I also know that cultural and gender differences apply.
Thanks
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Do what you do with passion....the rest will fall into place..
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  ~Rev. Run
Our Lives are not in the laps of gods, but in  the laps of our cooks.
  ~Lin Yutang
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post #2 of 3

Overage

depends on the event, I usually go 1.15 and round up for groups over 25, less than that 1.25.
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post #3 of 3
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Thanks Dan! That is what I was thinking roughly. I willjust adjust my times through down a tad.
I appreciate it!
Frizbee
Do what you do with passion....the rest will fall into place..
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  ~Rev. Run
Our Lives are not in the laps of gods, but in  the laps of our cooks.
  ~Lin Yutang
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Do what you do with passion....the rest will fall into place..
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  ~Rev. Run
Our Lives are not in the laps of gods, but in  the laps of our cooks.
  ~Lin Yutang
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