Enter the total number of guests you are going to serve into the calculator to determine the total amount of meat needed.

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## Meat Per Person Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the total amount of meat needed to host an event given a certain amount of people.

TM = P * 8

- Where TM is the total meat (ounces)
- P is the total number of guests hosted

To calculate the meat per person, divide the total meat used by the total amount of people. For example, if there are 5 lbs of meat, and 10 people, the meat per person is .5 lbs.

## How much meat per person?

When hosting events, the general rule of thumb is that you should provide at minimum 8 ounces (1/2 pound) of meat per person.

## How to calculate meat per person?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines how to calculate how much meat to use for a given event.

First, determine how many guests will be served meat. For this example, 10 people intend to eat meat.

Next, multiply the number of people 8 ounces to get the total ounces of meat. 10 * 8 = 80 ounces.

Finally, divide by 16 to get the amount of meat in pounds.

80 / 16 = 5 lbs of meat