Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by skorepeo, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. skorepeo

    skorepeo Fire Starter

    I am looking at starting a catering service. I will be serving only 4 meats 1. Pulled Pork 2. Pork Ribs 3. Brisket 4. Chicken

    I want to keep it simple and easy to reproduce. My question is what sides for each dish? My goal is to have a simple small menu and do it good so I only want 2 sides for each.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cole slaw, Mac n cheese, baked beans color greens. All simple sides and traditional side for BBQ.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Above plus, you could use a Potato Dish. Potato Salad, Baked Potatoes, Fries, Sweet Potato Casserole or Baked Sweet Potato. Add Loaded Sweet Potato w/Pulled Pork, Cheese, Sour Cream, Scallions and Bacon as a Lunch Special. What is your location? Any " Got to have " local specialties? I worked several Restaurants in southern PA, close to Maryland. Just about EVERY restaurant but McDonalds had a Crabcake dinner and/or sandwich on the menu. I would offer a Choice of 2 sides rather than list A and B with Pork, C and D with Brisket, Etc. Guaranteed  people will ask to substitute A for D. Major PITA for your POS System and the Kitchen Staff...JJ
  4. I'll second that. There's always going to be someone who wants to change something on a fixed menu.

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