How To Buy Caviar

A common question we get from customers is "How much caviar should I buy for my party?". Well, we have to ask how many guests? How are you serving the caviar? Are your guests big caviar eaters?

Warbucks International Seafood recommends the following guidelines for amounts and serving sizes for all types of caviar, including our Sturgeon Caviar, Paddlefish Caviar, and Kosher Bowfin Caviar.

Here are some guidelines to help you:

  • You can get between 8 to 10 (1/2 teaspoon) servings per ounce of caviar.
  • You can get about 20 (1/4 teaspoon) servings per ounce of caviar. For a touch of caviar, more as a garnish, use 1/4 teaspoon or less.
  • For eating caviar straight out of the jar or tin, figure at least 1/2 to 1 ounce of caviar per person.
  • If you are serving appetizers with caviar on top, and you want to taste the caviar over the other ingredients on the appetizer, use a dollop of a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of caviar.
  • These are only suggestions, as it really depends on you, your guests, and how much you are able to spend. When caviar is the focus of your treats at your gathering, then the more the merrier. A little goes a long way if caviar is being served by itself, or with crackers or toast points, a 2-ounce jar serves approximately 4 people.
  • For party canapés, count on one (1) 2-ounce jar serving for approximately 8 people.