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Joneser
01-28-2011, 07:47 AM
I need a loner cooker to do a catering gig for 85 people on the 25th of February, here at work. There is no way I can get it done on my 2 drums, and there is no way I'm going to use that inefficient CGSP.
So, does anybody want to loan me their FEC?
:msn-wink:

chef schwantz
01-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Whats on the menu?

Joneser
01-28-2011, 08:42 AM
At first I was thinking Pulled Pork Sammies, but now I'm thinking Ribs and Chicken halves.
With Cole Slaw and Beans on the side and possibly some dinner rolls and butter.

PigCicles
01-28-2011, 09:24 AM
Hope ya find what you need to get the job done buster. Sounds like a good time - have fun with it and try to get some pics or have someone get a few for ya.

SmokyOkie
01-28-2011, 11:56 AM
I need a loner cooker to do a catering gig for 85 people on the 25th of February, here at work. There is no way I can get it done on my 2 drums, and there is no way I'm going to use that inefficient CGSP.
So, does anybody want to loan me their FEC?
:msn-wink:

You can borrow mine.

Why could you not do it on two drums? 5 good sized butts ought to do the trick, and you could cook a couple or three ahead.

Joneser
01-28-2011, 12:34 PM
LMAO, I'll be right over to get it, Tim.
I could probably pull it off on the drums, but I am also smoking beans. Just trying to do it in a more efficient manner.

SmokyOkie
01-28-2011, 02:44 PM
Do you have use of an oven at work?

If so, you could easily do the beans a week ahead and reheat in the oven.

californiasmokin
01-28-2011, 04:04 PM
[QUOTE=SmokyOkie;103852]Do you have use of an oven at work?

If so, you could easily do the beans a week ahead and reheat in the oven.


I like reheated beans.I think it tastes better lots of times .:twocents:

Joneser
01-28-2011, 04:30 PM
All I have there as far as ovens are Microwaves and a Toaster oven.

jerry516planes
01-28-2011, 09:11 PM
We use electric Turkey Roasters for beans.

SmokyOkie
01-28-2011, 11:11 PM
All I have there as far as ovens are Microwaves and a Toaster oven.


We use electric Turkey Roasters for beans.

The roasters work very well, the disposable chafing pans that Sam's sells worl real well too.

jerry516planes
01-29-2011, 12:12 AM
The roasters work very well, the disposable chafing pans that Sam's sells worl real well too.

I never thought of that. Thanks

Chargrilled
01-29-2011, 01:22 AM
let me know if I can help but when cooking for large crowds like that we have always cooked pulled pork. never cooked em on site as too much work but brought them in pans to warm up with the sides. I have doreen, she can fit plenty but it would be some work to get her over there.

I got a 1/2 pan you can borrow:msn-wink:

Joneser
02-24-2011, 09:11 AM
Well, it looks like I'm not going to do this after all.
Just got off the line with my Human Resources manager and she said she wanted me to turn in receipts for what I will buy.
I told her that this wasn't a freebie. Originally she asked if I could find someone to do it. If I hired Joe Blow to do it, he wouldn't have to turn in receipts.
I quoted her a bottom line of $525 to feed 85 people on 2 shifts and they still tried to haggle with me.
Sorry, just a little pissed right now. Needed to vent. I told her if she wanted to save money, she could go get the broasted chicken at the supermarket...that would be a lot cheaper.

chef schwantz
02-24-2011, 09:40 AM
Well, it looks like I'm not going to do this after all.
Just got off the line with my Human Resources manager and she said she wanted me to turn in receipts for what I will buy.
I told her that this wasn't a freebie. Originally she asked if I could find someone to do it. If I hired Joe Blow to do it, he wouldn't have to turn in receipts.
I quoted her a bottom line of $525 to feed 85 people on 2 shifts and they still tried to haggle with me.
Sorry, just a little pissed right now. Needed to vent. I told her if she wanted to save money, she could go get the broasted chicken at the supermarket...that would be a lot cheaper.

I have yet to meet a HR person that is worth their salary. It seems that most of them do nothing but artificially create reasons they are needed, through self promotion and the unnecessary need to be involved with everything a company does, in some way, shape or form.....:exasper:

Butt Lover's
02-24-2011, 11:13 AM
I have yet to meet a HR person that is worth their salary. It seems that most of them do nothing but artificially create reasons they are needed, through self promotion and the unnecessary need to be involved with everything a company does, in some way, shape or form.....:exasper:

Amen to that!!!

Sorry about the gig Brian!

Bbq Bubba
02-24-2011, 11:15 AM
At first I was thinking Pulled Pork Sammies, but now I'm thinking Ribs and Chicken halves.
With Cole Slaw and Beans on the side and possibly some dinner rolls and butter.

Your crazy, stick with the PP.


All I have there as far as ovens are Microwaves and a Toaster oven.

So then your already behind the 8 ball. Id pass on this gig with not having the right equipment.

Sorry you got screwed by one of your own. They think broasted chicken is free?

jerry516planes
02-24-2011, 11:38 AM
Sorry Brian! I have been attracting alot of aggravation and disappointment, just like this as well.

I always ask them what it would cost to have Mc Donalds cater.

2 Big Mac's, large fries, large shake and a cherry pie. That comes to over $10 a sack.

They do not seem to get it:tap:

Joneser
02-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Well, I guess it's back on now, she called around and the cheapest she could find for meat and 2 sides was $945.00.
She offered me $700 for the gig and I'm taking it. My original quote was with the pork at $2.48/lb. I just called Sams and can get the case quantity for $1.59/lb. That will be about a 215% markup for me. :D
I'll keep you all posted.

O B City
02-24-2011, 12:59 PM
Wait, so you are going to do Pulled Pork in the toaster oven?:roflmaoha0:

J/K but this thread started with needing a cooker, did you ever resolve that?

Joneser
02-24-2011, 01:05 PM
lol...yeah, It's only going to be about 6-7 butts, I can knock that out in my drums. Before I did the math, I thought It would be a lot more pork. I'll cook the day before and use roasters to get it to temp by lunch time. It should all work out pretty well.

SmokyOkie
02-24-2011, 01:49 PM
Well, I guess it's back on now, she called around and the cheapest she could find for meat and 2 sides was $945.00.
She offered me $700 for the gig and I'm taking it. My original quote was with the pork at $2.48/lb. I just called Sams and can get the case quantity for $1.59/lb. That will be about a 215% markup for me. :D
I'll keep you all posted.

That's a minimal mark up on the cost of goods. what about profit on your labor?:shrug:

Joneser
02-24-2011, 02:40 PM
That's a minimal mark up on the cost of goods. what about profit on your labor?:shrug:
I used that catering3.03 sheet that was floating around here a while back and that mark up is on the meat alone. The sides, buns and sauce are going to be marked up as well.

SmokyOkie
02-24-2011, 09:48 PM
Just keep a close eye on it and be sure to evaluate what the time you give up is worth to you.

I don;t know about you, but my free time is very expensive to anyone htat wants some of it.

Good luck with it, print some cards up and hand them out readily, and above all, have a good time with it!

PigCicles
02-25-2011, 05:46 PM
I'm soooo confused .. first you were, then you weren't, now you are. It makes me so dizzy.

Try to get a few pics if you can and tell us all about it Brian. Best wishes to you and a sucessful gig!

SmokyOkie
02-25-2011, 09:59 PM
I've eaten Brian's food. If Brian cooks it, it will be successful.:thumbs up:

Joneser
02-26-2011, 09:28 AM
I've eaten Brian's food. If Brian cooks it, it will be successful.:thumbs up:

Thanks, Tim.

Joe, at first I was going to try to find someone to do it, then I quoted the job and they accepted it. When it was turned into corporate, they said it was too much $$. I pulled out as I wasn't going to do it for free. They shopped around and found that my prices were fair. They offered me $175 more to do it and it's going to happen now. I'll be catering the event on the 4th.

iBQ'n
02-26-2011, 09:47 AM
Good luck Brian!

Joneser
03-04-2011, 12:20 PM
Well, we pulled it off and it was a smashing success. I hope it will lead to some more gigs...
Thanks for the support, guys! :sign0092:

chef schwantz
03-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Congratss Brian!:thumbs up:

Tuck
03-04-2011, 01:08 PM
Good Luck Brian !

(Like I was told ) DON"T FORGET THE PIC"S

:monkey:

Later

Tuck
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Joneser
03-04-2011, 01:50 PM
There may be a pic floating around somewhere...I was pretty busy, but I think Kelli snapped a couple.

SmokyOkie
03-04-2011, 04:31 PM
Well, we pulled it off and it was a smashing success. I hope it will lead to some more gigs...
Thanks for the support, guys! :sign0092:


I bet it will. congrats on a job well done.:thumbs up::thumbs up:

Bbq Bubba
03-05-2011, 10:26 AM
Well, we pulled it off and it was a smashing success. I hope it will lead to some more gigs...
Thanks for the support, guys! :sign0092:

Seriously??? Thats it???

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Joneser
03-05-2011, 10:55 AM
LMAO Bubba...I was waiting for that one or the homeless guys with the signs.

Bbq Bubba
03-05-2011, 12:38 PM
LMAO Bubba...I was waiting for that one or the homeless guys with the signs.

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Chargrilled
03-05-2011, 05:12 PM
lotta work, hope ya made a buck. more inportantly, hope ya had a blast and NOW everyone at work knows whats UP!!!!!:msn-wink:

PigCicles
03-05-2011, 11:48 PM
Great deal Brian! Congrats and hope it leads to more good things to come for ya buster.

BTW ... Love the pics :kewlpics:

Butt Lover's
03-06-2011, 09:41 AM
Congrats, but I don't see no pics! lol