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  1. #1
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    Default How much to cook

    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

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    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.
    Why in the hell should I have to "Press 1 for English?"

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    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
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by BYBBQ View Post
    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.

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