How Much Ketchup per Person for A Big Group

Come summer, winter, spring, or fall Ketchup is an all-seasons condiment. According to Statista The average volume per person in the Tomato Ketchup segment is expected to amount to 5.3kg in 2021. That is a lot of ketchup when you consider some people, albeit the minority, do not eat ketchup.  So with so many people eating the tomato-based sauce, you need to know how much per person you need when you are having a big group together or perhaps a summertime barbecue.

Below we have a handy table below which gives you the exact amount of ketchup to serve per person for hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries, and guest numbers from 10-200 people in 2022

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How much ketchup does a person consume?

There is a huge range of ketchup quantities that people will put on their plates. Some people will empty a quarter of a bottle others will just have a small amount to add flavor. So clearly we are going to have to deal with averages and in the next paragraph, we will define how we have calculated exactly how much ketchup to serve and buy for big parties events, and crowds.

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What is a serving of ketchup

How much Ketchup Per Person

2 tablespoons are the amount of ketchup to serve per person. This is an average amount for a single-serve. However, before we put our table of ketchup quantities together we will also look at these serving sizes.

How much Ketchup Per Person for Adults

If you are catering for a big group of adults then you should have 3 tablespoons per person available. Of course, some eat less, but often people have seconds, or perhaps there are two dishes you are serving that require ketchup and it is better to have more than less.

How Much Ketchup per Person for Teenagers

Teenagers will also need 3 tablespoons per person

How much Ketchup Per Person for Kids

Kids on average will need 2 tablespoons per person

Remember these are averages based on catering experiences we have had over the years.

We are going to use 3 tablespoons per person as it is always better to allow more sauce, dips, and ketchup when catering for a big group.

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 Table of Exact Amounts Much Ketchup to Serve per Person from 10 to 200 People

How much ketchup per person do you need for 10 People?

  • For 10 people you will need 30 tablespoons of ketchup which is 1/2 a 50 oz bottle.
  • How much ketchup for 10 Hamburgers you need 10 fl oz or less than one bottle (50oz)
  • How much ketchup for 10 Hotdogs – you will need 20 tablespoons of ketchup
  • For 10 big servings of french fries, you will need 1/2 50 oz bottle of ketchup

How much ketchup per person do you need for 20 People?

  • For 20 people you will need 60 tablespoons of ketchup which is a 50 oz bottle.
  • How much ketchup for 20 Hamburgers you need 20 fl oz or less than one bottle (50oz)
  • How much ketchup for 20 Hotdogs – you will need 40 tablespoons of ketchup
  • For 20 big servings of french fries, you will need  a 50 oz bottle of ketchup

How much ketchup per person do you need for 40 People?

  • For 40 people you will need 2 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 40 Hamburgers you need 1x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 40 Hotdogs – you need 1x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • For 40 big servings of french fries, you will need  2 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup
Ketchup Ratio Calculations for Burgers and Fries
Ketchup Ratio Calculations for Burgers and Fries

How much ketchup per person do you need for 80 People?

  • For 80 people you will need 4 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 80 Hamburgers you need 2 x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 80 Hotdogs – you need 2 x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • For 80 big servings of french fries, you will need  4 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup

How much ketchup per person do you need for 100 People?

  • For 100 people you will need 5 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 100 Hamburgers you need 3 x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 100 Hotdogs – you need 3 x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • For 100 big servings of french fries, you will need  5 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup

How much ketchup per person do you need for 200 People?

  • For 100 people you will need 10 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 200 Hamburgers you need 6x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • How much ketchup for 200 Hotdogs – you need 6 x 50 oz bottle of ketchup
  • For 200 big servings of french fries, you will need  10 x 50 oz bottles of ketchup

How Much Ketchup Per Person for Hamburgers

There are many different types of ketchup available. People who like sweet ketchup often use Heinz Tomato Ketchup. Those who like regular ketchup usually use Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup.

The average person eats about 2 tablespoons of ketchup per hamburger.

How Do Caterers Serve Ketchup
How Do Caterers Serve Ketchup – using a condiment pump

How Much Ketchup Per Person for Hotdogs

There are many different types of hot dogs available in America today. Some are very small, some are large, and others are even shaped like animals. The amount of ketchup per person for a hotdog is 2 tablespoons.

How Much Ketchup Per Person for French Fries

There are so many different types and brands of ketchup available that it can be difficult to figure out which one is best. The guideline is 3 tablespoons of ketchup for a large serving of fries per person. Furthermore, if you want to make sure your fries taste good, try using a light hand on the ketchup. If you put too much ketchup on them, they will turn into mushy messes.

How Much Ketchup per Person for a BBQ

Typically at the barbecue, you will have hotdogs hamburgers onion rings, and french fries so you need to budget some extra ketchup for each person. For each person at the barbecue, you will need 4 tablespoons of ketchup, or for 10 people at a BBQ, I would have a 50-ounce bottle of ketchup standing by.

What is the best way to serve ketchup for a big group

There are many different ways to serve ketchup for large groups. The first thing that comes to mind is a condiment bar. A condiment bar is a great solution because people can easily get their own servings of ketchup. However, a condiment bar does make it easy for people to take heaps and heaps of ketchup so you will need to allow for some extra bottles on standby.

In order to make sure that everyone has enough ketchup, you could also make a big batch and divide it up among the guests. For example, you could put the ketchup in small bowls and let each guest take some.

Another idea is to use a condiment dispenser, like those found in restaurants. These dispensers usually come in sets of four and are placed near the buffet. Guests can simply add their own topping to their plate without having to ask anyone else.

What State Eats the Most Ketchup

California and Florida with their large populations and outside lifestyle plus their love for outside and convenient food like burgers and fries will be most ketchup.

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