If you're cooking for large groups you need recipes you can trust will produce consistent results regardless of the quantity you need. Here you can find resources and tools to help you develop these recipes.
The caterer's role is to entice people by the presentation of food and by emphasising the taste of healthy menu items. Give people the choice of how much dressing, spread or sauce to add. Try changing the ingredients by using reduced-fat products and using lower-fat cooking methods, such as grilling instead of frying.
A large selection of food is often served at functions and people can be tempted to eat more than they usually would. People tend to be less active at these functions too, as they are more likely to sit down for the majority of the day. You can help them out by keeping portions small and offering lighter foods. New Zealanders usually eat their main meal in the evenings, so keep lunch portions small and light and serve plenty of fruit and vegetables.
When creating your recipe use the following spreadsheet template which will allow you to cost your recipe and scale it up or down to suit your needs.