How Many Veggie Trays Do I Need to Feed a Large Crowd?

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Q: I am supposed to purchase or make veggie trays for a reception of 185 people. Realistically, how much should I make? Sam’s Club veggie trays are four pounds, which should feed 16 people. I just have no idea how many to buy?

Sent by Laura

Editor: There are a few other things you should consider to help you come to a conclusion. Are there other hors d’oeuvres or appetizers being served, and if so, how many? Will there be a meal following? Last year Faith catered a wedding for 200 guests, and determined it was most helpful to calculate how much people would eat in terms of bites, rather than full dishes. I think you’d find what she had to say a helpful starting point:

Readers, any advice for Sue? How many platters do you think she should plan to buy?