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smolderingbbq 05-09-2013 08:34 PM

How much food will a full disposable pan and a half disposable pan hold?? Ounces, should I got about this? :confused::twitch:

landarc 05-09-2013 08:59 PM

what kind of food?

Bigdog 05-09-2013 09:19 PM

Think volume not mass.

smolderingbbq 05-10-2013 03:49 PM

Pulled pork, beans, slaw, potato salad.

bizznessman 05-10-2013 11:26 PM

Bigdog said it best. Pounds, ounces, etc don't really matter that much since the servings will not be weighed out. The serving is controlled by the size of the utensil used to serve the food. It is the serving size, in volume, that will matter. We use a standard 4 oz serving spoon for sides and tongs for meats. If it is self serve be aware that the guests may take more or less than 4oz with the tongs.

It also depends on the depth of the Full or 1/2 pan being used. The following should give you a good idea of how much your pans should hold.

A 2 1/2" deep half pan holds 4 quarts. That's 30 half-cup (4oz) servings if you figure you really can't fill it to the top, but who will eat only a half a cup of anything, adjust according to what you're serving. The 4" deep half pan holds 7 quarts, or about 55 half cup (4oz) servings.

Big Ace 05-11-2013 10:43 AM

Don't remember where I got this, but I use this as a guide. YMMV.

Full-Size Pan (12¾˝×20¼˝)

Capacity in Quarts (qt) 4-Ounce (oz) Portions

1˝ 3½ qt 28
2˝ 7 qt 56
3˝ 11 qt 88
4˝ 15 qt 120
6˝ 22 qt 176
8˝ 31½ qt 252

Half-Size Pan (10⅛˝×12¾˝)

Capacity in Quarts (qt) 4-Ounce (oz) Portions

1˝ 1½ qt 12
2˝ 3½ qt 28
4˝ 7 qt 56
6˝ 10 qt 80
8˝ 15 qt 120

Quarter-Size Pan (101⁄8˝×63⁄16˝)*

Capacity in Quarts (qt) 4-Ounce (oz) Portions

1˝ ⅜ qt 5
2˝ 1¼ qt 10
4˝ 3 qt 24
6˝ 4¾ qt 38

bizznessman 05-12-2013 01:02 AM

Big Ace, that is some excellent information. Definitely adding that to my Google Doc archive. :wink:

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