(Closed) Dinner Buffet.. Cuban style… How many servings?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: How many servings of each?
    150 : (3 votes)
    25 %
    125 : (1 votes)
    8 %
    100 : (5 votes)
    42 %
    75 : (3 votes)
    25 %
    50 : (0 votes)
    25 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I am not certain how much a serving is for cuban meats.  

    The general rule of thumb is 1/2lb of meat per person.  

    I would say figure 60-70% of people for each dish to allow for 2nds/indecisive people….  You will have leftovers, but if it’s something you like then great!


    PS>  I dont think chicken is necessary when you already have a “white” meat (pork).

    Post # 6
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Just FYI, a lot of people dont eat pork, chicken is much more universally liked. So I dont think pork replaces chicken as a white meat on your menu. Unless all your guests eat pork.

    Post # 8
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think when having a buffet you need to have a lot more of each item.  It wouldn’t be fair to the last people through to only get to choose one thing if the other 2 were big sellers.

    Also, buffets tend to have people not taking just one serving of each meat.  People are often greedy, and take more then a few pieces of each meat.  Or if they really like the pork, they may take a huge scoop of it, leaving less for the rest of the guests.



    Post # 10
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I would say 60 servings of beef and pork and maybe 75 of chicken.  That is my guess is because you may have some guests who do not eat beef or pork, but most will probably eat the chicken.  Some guests will even eat all three-you don’t want your guests who only eat chicken to run out of it.

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