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There are rules of thumb for everything from how many transistors will fit on a silicon chip to how long dropped food can remain on the ground and still be eaten. But the rules for calculating food and beverage needs aren't nearly as famous. To see what we mean, take this quiz and try to guess the formulas for figuring your hospitality needs. By Charles Pappas
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1 For every 100 people at a
buffet, you'll need _____
double-sided serving table(s).


2 One gallon of regular
coffee serves _____
people.


3 A bottle of 80-proof distilled
spirits (such as whiskey or vodka) pours approximately
_____ 1.5-ounce shots.

     
4 If you're serving mixed
drinks, you need one bar-
tender for every _____ guests.

5 The average guest
consumes _____ drinks
per hour at a cash bar.

6 For every five banquet tables
a reception, you'll need
_____ wine steward(s).

     
7 The standard number of
servers required for a
reception is one per every
_____ people.

8 The average guest
imbibes _____ drinks per
hour at an open bar.


9 Guests will eat about _____
light appetizers (i.e., finger
foods) per person per hour.


     
10 A standard banquet
room requires _____
square feet of space per person.

11 One 15.5-gallon beer keg
supplies roughly _____
12-ounce servings.

 
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