Anneke, I usually figure 1-2 oz. per person for crudite. It will depend on if other things are being served, or the type of event. I have to agree with W. BeBord though about what to serve. Sure you can throw on all sorts of fun, new things to your crudites, but I feel that the core of it should be the standards. Yes, I know. We all get really sick and tired of cutting carrots, celery, peppers, etc., but I have found time and time again, that this is what usually gets eaten. No sense in spending twice the amount for specialty products when they just go into the trash, we are after all, in the business of making money. I look at it this way, to ease my battered ego after a day of cutting carrots and celery, crudite is for the unadventrous in the crowd. They need something that they know and understand. Use your creative talents on other passed foods, cool dips, or hors. About as crazy as I get with crudite is to offer a grilled or pickled veg. platter in place of it.