How Many Cookies/bars Do I Need For 1000 People?

Business By alicec Updated 14 Sep 2009 , 3:44pm by alicec

alicec Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 3:50pm
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I need to learn how to calculate cookie/bar per attendee of an event. Is there any formula that you know of? Thanks!

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sugarsugargal Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:53am
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are they being individually wrapped or being served on a platter type thing ? more info would help . . .icon_smile.gif

minicuppie Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:47am
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There are variables. How big is the cookie. OP mentioned platter or wrapped. Will there be other desserts available?

JGMB Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 12:28pm
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I hope that indydebi chimes in to help you. I know she's addressed this kind of question before. She's a caterer, so she really knows her stuff!! If she doesn't see this and answer, you might want to pm her.

cylstrial Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:05pm
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At least two cookies per person! The problem is that with cookies - people might eat 6 of them.

No-goodLazyBum Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:21pm
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For cookies and bars it is difficult to pin point a total. If possible you should find out who you are baking for, 1000 kids, 1000 women, 1000 truckers or combinations thereof. When I use the standard X by Y inch size measurements that all the party planning superstars out there use you're gonna almost always be wrong (unless everyone is too timid to eat). Its all a guess-timation anyway. Answering the following questions usually helps me when I guess:

Who are you baking for?
Is it self-serve?
What else will be eaten before your dessert?

After that close your eyes and pick a number. icon_lol.gif

alicec Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 3:44pm
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Thanks for your responses. It's for an industry party for a film festival. There will be other light snacks. It's for several all day events and over the course of the days, they are expecting 1000 people. I appreciate your responses.

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