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B.Stinson
09-27-2012, 02:43 PM
My work is asking me to do a year end cook for the plant.I need to get them a price just on what i hafto buy.They want me to price pulled pork ribs and chicken.Just wondering how i can figure up how much of each i need for 300 people thanks

Uncanney
09-27-2012, 03:21 PM
Too bad your not in Texas. This week HEB (grocery store) has butts for .99lb and baby backs for 1.99
Here is a guide I found......Since ribs are in the mix the chicken may not fly off the table as fast.

For catering a dinner, allow one pound of cooked boneless ready to eat brisket or sausage, pulled pork or chicken, or 1 quart of chili, for each three people. For chicken, figure one whole chicken per three people. With meaty pork ribs, 2 people per pound is usual, while beef ribs or baby back ribs require 1- 1 1/2 pounds per person because of the very large proportion of bone. Remember, this estimates the total of all meats per person, not each meat.


At a mixed entree BBQ when people can choose what they want and have seconds, many people take "some of each", so I increase the total about 10% for each additional entree. If you have 3 different meats, you may need 1/4 more than with a single meat.

BYBBQ
09-27-2012, 04:02 PM
I believe 1 pound of cooked meat will be way too much per person. 1 pound uncooked (1/2 pound cooked) is more the norm.

Here is a great catering tool for estimating amounts and costs for a catering job.

Catering planner for bbq food items by SoEssy

http://bbq-review.com/planner/catering306.xls

http://bbq-review.com/planner/catering306.zip

SmokyOkie
09-27-2012, 05:06 PM
I believe 1 pound of cooked meat will be way too much per person. 1 pound uncooked (1/2 pound cooked) is more the norm.

Here is a great catering tool for estimating amounts and costs for a catering job.

Catering planner for bbq food items by SoEssy

http://bbq-review.com/planner/catering306.xls

http://bbq-review.com/planner/catering306.zip

Thanks for posting that Jim. Saved me having to go find it.

Oh, and BTW, Greg was saying 1# for each 3 people, which is generous.

Serving 3 meats will lead to a ot of uneaten food by folks whose eys are bigger than their stomach. Be sure to have it served instead of self serve, If self serve, adding 50% would not be out of line.