HELP!

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by nikkidog, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. nikkidog

    nikkidog Newbie

    So, a good friend just passed away, he was a dentist so lots of friends.  I signed up to do pulled pork for his "celebration of life" then found out I needed to make enough for 250 people!  I'm committed now - any advice please???
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Since it is most likely a pot luck type celebration, 80 lbs of pre-smoked butt would be plenty. 
     
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Figure 1/4 pound per person and you're good to go. Like Noboundaries said, around 80 pounds precooked.

    There will be some that get more than 1/4 pound, but there will also be a lot of little old ladies there and some folks that don't eat meat or pork, you'll be good.
     
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Not to pick on you Buzzard but your numbers are misleading. You should shoot for 1/4 lb per person cooked weight, which is 62.5 lbs cooked. If you figure roughly 30% loss during cooking you get to the 80 lbs precooked.

    I know you knew that I just wanted to make sure the OP was following the logic. 
     
  5. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's why I love this forum, there's always someone who's had enough coffee! Yep, I did the math, but didn't mention the numbers. Good catch!

    Oh, I also meant to say this, that's gonna be a lot of shredding!
     
  6. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I had already downed half a pot of coffee by then so I was good to go! 
     
  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's almost 2 PM and I'm still muddle headed. Up and down all night with the bride since she's not moving too well after her back surgery.

    But, I'm still playing in the kitchen! :sausage:
     
  8. 416bigbore

    416bigbore Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I second that !  Big Brother always looking out for little brother, kind of hard to not want to be a part of this SMF. No one is quick to jump all over anyone if the morning Coffee hasn't started  working yet. [​IMG]
     
  9. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

      Thx. For the answer. Do you guys have an equation / formula you use for food/ per person or a rule of thumb? Chart? 
     

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