What's the largest number of people you've cooked a meal for? How did you cope? Were there any unexpected obstacles to overcome? I've cooked for around 60 odd people on several occasions but these revolved around barbecue parties and all I did was plan the meal, prepare and cook the meat whilst others organised salads and so on. I was asked to cook a Christmas meal for our company staff and their families (around 15 adults and 8 kids) a couple of years ago that I largely did single-handedly. It was all going fairly well until I discovered that all the kids had converted to vegetarianism, whereas previously I'd been told there were only two and all the rest were carnivores. Shopping, I found to be unnerving as the dinner was being cooked and served in another home where the owners describe each other as being unimaginate in the kitchen so I didn't know whether they'd have things in their store cupboard I take for granted in mine. And then, of course I had to make do with with their utensils. Fortunately, I'd had the foresight to take a sharp knife and the type of pan I felt would be important for some specific parts of the meal I'd planned. How have you got on with more than usual numbers?