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Old 05-08-2006, 01:45 PM   #1
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I gotta Graduation Party for 100 people, I'm catering for a friend on the 10th of June. It's just pulled pork, slaw, macaroni salad and BBQ beans. I wanna make enough to serve GOOD sized sandwiches or plates per person. I've called around to alot of places around here to get ideas for amounts but they all seem waaaaay too small. The pork amount per sandwich was between 3-6oz with only one of them being 6oz. Their sides were 3oz. I know some people will eat more and some people will eat less. I'm guessing if I got a case of butts (8butts total) and they average 8lbs that's around 64lbs, I should end up with around 35-40lbs of finished product. So that would be enough for an 8oz serving for between 70-80 people. I realize that's a big serving, but I'd rather have too much than not enough. Everyone won't eat 8oz, so one case should be more than enough, right?

I need some help on the sides as well!!
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:00 PM   #2
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I usually figure 1/2 lb raw per person.. which means 1/4 lb cooked per person. I would think a case would do ya.. unless maybe you are serving the football team.

I also always encourage 2 meats.. one being chicken.

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Old 05-08-2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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an aluminum pan like you get at costco or sams is good for around 25 servings of sides. The big cans of Bush's beans about fills a pan and says its 24 servings.


Most important is the crowd? Is it all graduating kids, or are there
parents and smaller kids around? 18 years will eat like horses.

Also, you may find a lot of people not eating buns anymore. Atkins Diet, I guess. I always have way more buns, even hot dog buns, left over. You can freeze em, I'm sure you'll use em.
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:12 PM   #4
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sorry. can't help you with the quanities you need to cook, but i can offer help when you cook it all up. i got 2 wsm's i can bring down. i can also try to get you the case of butts from my friend in woodstock. last time they were $1.10 per lb and they'll prob be about that this time. pm me if you're interested.
Brian I really appreciate the offer but I have two WSM's now and only need a lid and I'll have three. The two should be enough for the eight butts, plus I have a buddy that lives around the corner that has one as well that I could borrow if I need one. I got the case price from BJ's and they're $1.14lb, so we're pretty close in price. But if you wanna come over and cook up some grub and drink a few cold ones sometime we can do that too. I'm sure Bill and Gary would be up for another Wolfe Stock sometime too!

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I usually figure 1/2 lb raw per person.. which means 1/4 lb cooked per person. I would think a case would do ya.. unless maybe you are serving the football team.

I also always encourage 2 meats.. one being chicken.

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I mentioned that to her Gary but she wanted to keep it simple. I'm only charging her $5 per person. Plus she's having a band and she said I can help myself to the kegs.
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Larry: I figure 5 people per pound finished pulled pork and 4 people per pint on the mac. Never have run short. (yet) Id go with 6 people per pint on the slaw, and 5 people per pint on the beans. More folk will take beans and the mac. salad then slaw. That's the way it works around here any ways. Good Luck.
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Old 05-08-2006, 02:16 PM   #6
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Chris, is slaw with pulled pork the norm up there, or is that more of a southern thing?
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$5.00 a head? Are you nuts? Your going to loose your ass. Guess your going to learn the hard way.
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I charge 6 just for hot dogs and hamburgers.
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5 bucks a head.. ouch... you must be getting some other benefit than just the kegs.
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speaking of get togethers... gary - what's the date of your party, i mean benifit cook, again?
July 21 Friday & 22 Saturday

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