Thinking about how much pizza to order? Whether you’re trying to decide how much pizza to order for an office party, a kid’s birthday party, friends gathering, or just for yourself. We created this handy pizza chart so you can determine exactly how much pizza is enough to satisfy you and your company. We can help you so you don’t end up with too little or extra-large pizza.
To start, determine how many people will be eating pizza. Simply answer three brief questions, and we’ll provide you with an immediate estimate on how many large pizzas to purchase for your group.
- How many adults are attending the pizza party?
- What is the total number of children?
- How hungry are you?
6ix Pizzas did the math, and now it’s time for you to place your order.
How Much Pizza Do I Need to Order?
Ordering delicious pizza for a group can be tricky. If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably caught yourself trying to figure out how many pies to order more than once.
The amount of pizza needed for a party depends on the number of guests, how hungry they are, and the type of pizza ordered.
A good rule of thumb is three slices of pizza per adult and two slices per child of pizza with a traditional crust.
Of course, if everyone is starving, you can increase that number a bit by one or two slices.
Most large pizzas have eight to ten slices per pizza, so you should probably order a large pizza for three adults and four to five children.
And that brings us to the pizza formula:
The Pizza Formula
After many parties, uuummm, research sessions, 6ix Pizzas discovered the perfect formula for ordering pizza.
Thus, the number of pizzas you must order equals 3 times the number of guests divided by 8.
And don’t take our word for it. The fine folks at 6ix Pizzas, who are pizza experts, if there are any at all, claim that a ratio of 3/8 is the correct ratio of the amount of pizza you should order for a party.
With that in mind, if you’re planning a party, you might want to check out our pizza calculator chart to estimate how much cake you’ll need.
How Many Pizzas Should You Order?
The chart below shows how many pizzas to order for your gathering.
- The Number of Adults VS Children
The first thing you need to consider when ordering pizza is the number of children and adults. It’s important to know the number of guests you’re ordering pizza pies for, but it’s even more important to know who those people are. How many adults? How many children? Children play a big role when ordering pizza because they tend to eat less than adults.
- Appetite Level
How hungry are your guests?
The next thing you need to consider is the appetite level of your guests. If you’re ordering pizza for a group of teenagers, they will be hungry! But if you’re ordering pizza pie for a group of adults who have just come from a big dinner, they might not be as hungry.
Hunger levels are a sliding scale, folks! Consider the appetites of your guests when deciding how much pizza to order. Indeed, some people only want a slice, while others can handle half a pie, so consider the eating habits of your guests when ordering for a group.
- Preferences, Allergies and Diet Requirements
When ordering pizza, preferences, allergies, and dietary requirements are other important factor to consider. Whether you like pepperoni, super pizza, vegetarian, with olives, green peppers, red onions, Italian sausage, Hawaiian, BBQ chicken, anchovies, white pie, specialty pizza or plain cheese, it’s a good idea to note group preferences, so you can order enough of everything.
You’ll want to make sure everyone at the party can enjoy the pizza, so take any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Additionally, some people prefer thin crust while others like thick crust, so it’s important to consider the crust preferences of your guests.
- Understand How Many Slices are Included With Each Size
Last but not least, you’ll want to understand how many slices are included with each pizza size. Most large pizzas have eight to ten slices, while medium pizzas have six to eight slices. And small pizzas usually have four to six slices.
Mostly it depends on the number of people, but there are also many different kinds of crust, from thin crispy crust to deep-dish Chicago-style, which is very helpful when deciding how much pizza is enough.
After calculating with our pizza calculator chart, you may determine that you need 3 pizzas, but you want to save a little more for later. We suggest that you always order a small amount of cheese to have on hand.
Often guests want another slice but don’t want to commit to a full portion, so this is a great way to offer small slices to your guests! Another trick is to ask that the hot pizza be cut into two pieces. Double pizzas are cut into double the number of slices, so if you order a large cheese pizza, you will get 16 small slices instead of the standard 8 slices. This is perfect for a group of kids or if you want appetizer-sized portions.
Now that you know everything about ordering pizza for a group, it’s time to place your order! 6ix Pizzas has got you covered with delicious pies to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites.
Tipping for Large Pizza Orders
There is a lot of work involved in preparing your order. In addition to making the pizza and getting it ready to take out, the pizza placements have to be properly packed for the group and make sure there are napkins, spices, sauces, and cutlery available. And all this before the pizza is even out the door! For large orders, it is customary to tip at least 20%.
Tipping in catering is often divided among all employees, including the driver and chef, so keep this in mind when tipping on a large order. Delivery costs extra 10-15% in case of inclement weather, such as snow and rain, and during busy hours and holidays, such as family dinner or Toronto Blue Jay games.