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Jan 2, 2010 09:03 PM

Cold cut quantity for a party

Party planning advice needed.

I'm making cold cuts for a friend's baby shower in a few weeks an I'm having trouble figuring out how much I need to buy. What's appropriate for 30 people? I think I'm going to make a meat platter with slices of lox, smoked turkey, mortadella, and roast beef. Does 10 pounds sound about right? Or should it be closer to 15? (We'll have salads and cheeses too.)


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  1. Call your supermarket and ask how much meat and cheese they'd use in a deli platter for 30, but I think 10# sounds ample, since you're not including cheese in the 10.

    1. According to this website they say 1/4 lb.cold cuts per person.
      Lot's of other serving size tips...could be a party planner or caterer.