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Salad amount for 400 guests?

post #1 of 5
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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

post #2 of 5

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........

post #3 of 5

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. 

post #4 of 5

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

post #5 of 5

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

Whenever possible use local products, be it produce, meat, cheese, wine or beer! 

And local here means within the two counties near us!

Our guests will appreciate it and possibly return because of it!

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Whenever possible use local products, be it produce, meat, cheese, wine or beer! 

And local here means within the two counties near us!

Our guests will appreciate it and possibly return because of it!

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