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Unread 03-24-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Well, long and short of it, my wife and I had a possible catering gig for a wedding and the bride decided to go with Pasta instead of BBQ, doesn't hurt my feelings.
My wife, being a full Italian stepped up and said she could do the pasta. My question to all of you is do you have a resource, planner or where I can figure out how much pasta we will need to make for 250 people. Any help or insight you can give on this will be appreciated!
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Well, long and short of it, my wife and I had a possible catering gig for a wedding and the bride decided to go with Pasta instead of BBQ, doesn't hurt my feelings.
My wife, being a full Italian stepped up and said she could do the pasta. My question to all of you is do you have a resource, planner or where I can figure out how much pasta we will need to make for 250 people. Any help or insight you can give on this will be appreciated!
Try a Google on "cooking for a crowd" or "pasta for 250". Also try Wiki. Here is one link - Good Luck!

members.tripod.com/~lotsofinfo/N12spaghettidinner.htm
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Hey Boss, check the sticky in this section, it's all there for you!

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Try a Google on "cooking for a crowd" or "pasta for 250". Also try Wiki. Here is one link - Good Luck!

members.tripod.com/~lotsofinfo/N12spaghettidinner.htm
Thanks for the link and the information everyone, You all are awesome!
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Dang man, talk about jumping in to the deep end...

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Bossman,
There are 8 cups of cooked pasta in a pound. If you are serving as an entree then plan on 1 1/2 to 2 cups per serving. For a side on a buffet plan on 3/4 to 1 cup per serving. This is for sauced pasta, if you are doing baked ziti then it will be different.
When I am doing a buffet with pasta and 2 other sides I normally get 9 to 10 servings of pasta per pound.
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A one pound box of pasta feeds 4-6 people as an entree, 8 to 10 as a side dish. Whatever is being served with the spaghetti will have a direct effect on how much spaghetti to allow per person. This will vary depending on the age of the people being served and the time of day, as well as if it's being served as a buffet or being plated or if it's an all-you-can-eat dinner with seconds. Thick, heavy sauces require slightly less pasta. Calculate the size of your pasta serving. Then allow a measured amount of sauce per serving. When serving the sauce to a large number of people, scoop it onto the pasta using a pre-determined measure, even if it's just a small coffee mug or measuring cup you can quickly dip into the sauce.
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