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How to Order the Right Amount of Food for Your Holiday Party?

Ordering food for you Holiday Party can be quite challenging.

Chez Alice Catering Company has a few tips for you to make your Holiday Party a success.

Make sure your invitation has an RSVP so you know how many guests you will be hosting.


  1. Hors d’oeuvres

For a Cocktail Party, you should allow 6-7 pieces per person per hour and you may also consider 1-2 stationary options

If the Hors d’oeuvres will be served before a main course you should allow 3-4 pieces per person

  1. Soup

Generally one quart will feed 2-4 guests depending on the size of the bowl

  1. Salad

1 pound of salad will generally feed 6 guests

  1. Main Course

Half pound per person if ONLY one entrée

¼ pound side dishes per person

¼ pound vegetables per person

  1. Dessert

1 slice/piece per person or if bite size then 2 per person


Before you order food make sure you pay attention for the following:

  • Consider vegetarian, vegan or gluten free options
  • Ask your guests about any food allergies
  • If you invite kids it is always nice to have some simple foods for them
  • Always offer wide variety of food choices

Chez Alice Catering Company, Inc. 
7 Tree Farm Road, Suite 100 Pennington, NJ 08534 

tele 609-737-1199 

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