Here are some guidelines for the quantities of food that you will need to buy if you are doing the catering for a residential task.
These are only guidelines, so be guided by common sense and be prepared to ignore them if you have reason to. Please let me know if you find that any of the quantities are wildly out.
These quantities are based on an average weekend consisting of:
If you are in need of inspiration, check out the recipes section for some old favourites
These are just guidelines. Adjust to fit your task and volunteer cohort: for example a physically demanding resi in winter with lots of younger volunteers will require more food than a light-duty summer resi
|Foodstuff||Quantity per person per day||Notes|
|Milk||2/3 - 1 pint||Choose the higher figure if there's cereal for breakfast, the lower if it's porridge|
|Bread||1/4 - 1/2 large loaf||Assuming 20 slices/loaf|
|Cheese||75g||Assuming generous sandwiches|
|Pickle||1/2 400g jar||per 10 people|
|Peanut butter||1 large jar||per 10 people|
|Jam||1 jar||per 10 people|
|Fruit||2 - 3 pieces||Make sure the bananas don't get squashed|
|Crisps||1 pack||"Basic" flavours are best.|
per person guide. Round quantities UP.
|Foodstuff||Quantity per person||Notes|
|Soup||1/3 - 1/2 pint|
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