Generally, chefs recommend serving ½ pound (8 ounces) of meat per person. To feed a party of 10 you would want at least 5 pounds of cooked meat.

To keep portions in perspective, we recommend 1/2 pound to 1/3 of a pound of **barbecue** meat **per person** (for example, when we cater with our traditional brisket and sausage plate, we **calculate** 1/4 pound brisket and 1/4 pound sausage **per person**).

Secondly, how much does a pound of BBQ feed? When feeding big eaters, you generally figure 3 people to the pound. Glenn wants to feed 40 people. 40 people x 4 oz = 160 oz divided by 16 oz to a pound. Therefore, Glenn needs **10 pounds** of finished product…so he would need to start with 20 pounds.

Consequently, how many pounds of BBQ do I need for 8 people?

**pound** of cooked meat for each person for a main. This amount **may** vary between ½ **pound** if your guests are big eaters or you don’t have **many** sides, to ¼ **pound** if your sides are generous.

How much BBQ do I need for 6 people?

For protein-centric parties: plan on serving each adult **6** to 8 ounces of meat or seafood total for their main course. Smaller grill staples like hot dogs, ribs, chicken legs and thighs each run 1 1/2 to 4 ounces each, allowing for more variety on your guests’ plates.

### How much BBQ will feed 50 people?

30+lbs per 50 people. Butts average around 8+lbs usually, so I usually can serve 50 people with 4 butts. Others may have it down to a science, but that’s the figure I always use and we give big servings and always have a bit left for anyone that wants seconds.

### How many pounds of BBQ will feed 100 people?

Ex: For 100 people it will take 25lbs of COOKED pork to feed them. 25 + 7.5 = 32.5lbs of RAW pork will yeild you about 25lbs of cooked pork to feed 100 people.

### How much BBQ do I need for 8 adults?

Even with a nice mix of side dishes your meat entree will be the star of the party! Generally, chefs recommend serving ½ pound (8 ounces) of meat per person. To feed a party of 10 you would want at least 5 pounds of cooked meat.

### What do you serve at a BBQ party?

Appetizers. Giant bags of potato chips and bowls of peanuts are the standard fare for BBQ parties, but homemade snacks are a step up from store-bought and add a special touch whether you’re a guest or the host. Try your hand at homemade potato chips, homemade pretzels, honey roasted peanuts, or even sweet potato chips.

### How much chicken do I need for 6 adults?

When Meat Is the Main: When cooking something like steak, roast, chicken, or pork, where meat is the main feature of the meal and paired with a few side dishes, we recommend about 1/2 pound (eight ounces) per person, up to 3/4 (12 ounces) pound for bigger appetites and those who love leftovers.

### How many burgers do I need for a party of 30?

In general, it’s safe to assume that each guest will want one burger and one hot dog, and then add twenty percent for anyone who may want multiples. So if you are hosting 100 people, that’s 120 hot dogs and 120 burgers. If you’re purchasing pre-made hamburger patties, purchase 120.

### How much food do I need for 25 guests?

Appetizer Amounts for a Three Hour Party Food Up to 10 guests 40-50 Dips 1 pint 5 pints Fruit 5 cups 25 cups Veggies 60 pieces 300 pieces Chips 1 pound 4 pounds

### How many pieces of chicken do I need for 40 people?

To use this food quantity chart: Food Type Approximate Amount for 50 Servings Serving Size Per Person Beef or Pork Ribs 25-40 lbs 1 pound cooked Pork Chops 17 lbs 1 chop 3/4″ Thick Chicken, pieces with bone-in 18-20 lbs 1-2 pieces Chicken, boneless, skinless, cut-up for casserole, soup, stew etc. 16-18 lbs 3 ounces

### How many pounds of sausage do I need for 100 people?

About 8-9 pounds of ham and 3-4 pounds of sausages. You will have leftovers, but everyone will have their first choce. How much sausage for about 100 guests? Allow about 1 pound for every 5 people.

### How much should a person eat at a buffet?

Rules to Plan By Each adult will consume 1 pound of food total; children, about 1/2 pound. The more options you have, the less you need of each; decrease the main course portion sizes by 1 to 2 ounces if served on a buffet. Guests will always eat — and drink — more at night than during the day.

### How many pounds of pork Do I need to feed 30 people?

Generally, allow four to five ounces of boneless meat for each guest at lunch. Plan for a bit more meat, about five to seven ounces, if you’re serving dinner to your crowd. For a party of 30 to 40 people, this works out to be nine to 12 pounds of pulled pork for lunch, and 13 to 17 pounds for dinner.

### How much BBQ will feed 60 people?

I usually figure 6 people per pound (cooked) since women and children will eat less. Totally agree on the 50% yield. With that said, for 60 people I would take at least 10 lbs. but no more than 12 lbs.

### How many pounds of ribs do I need for 20 people?

`The rule of thumb when buying ribs is to allow a minimum of a pound per person. Spare ribs come from the belly side of the hog, have the least amount of meat and are the least tender. Back ribs are from the blade and center section of the loin they are meatier and easier to handle. Allow one pound per person.