We cooked for 400 plus

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by shooterrick, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I believe this happened when site was down so I will post it now.

    I got up this Saturday morning, loaded up my Lang and headed for Fire House BBQ and Catering in Watson Louisiana on Hwy 16. My job this morning was to help cook for the Wild Turkey Federation gets together. Darren Browning, Owner of the Fire House BBQ was preparing since the night before to feed 400 plus.
    My little Lang had the assignment of about 50 lbs of hot sausage. The night before Darren had loaded his Ole Hickory commercial pit with 47 butts and 117 slabs of ribs.
    This morning he loaded the pit with 127 whole chickens cut into quarters. They would later be carved into smaller portions of white and dark meat by his staff. Sandy happily drew the assignment to go to Darren’s house and help coral 9 kids, belonging to staff and the like. Fire House BBQ produces some of the best Q I have found south of KC Missouri. They only use clean oak and the sides are great! It is just a simple true Q Joint and that is fine for me. When I am not producing my own Q this is where I eat.

    The pics below are just chicken and sausage as the butts and ribs were already off the pit when I arrived.

    Darren in front of his pit loaded with 127 whole chickens quartered and mild sausage on top warming up.

    Shooter trying to get a bite!

    My little Lang full of hot sausage about 50 lbs.

    Just a nice pic of the Ole Hickory loaded up.

    Darren pulling chicken off the pit

    Family and staff cutting up.

  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great time Rick thanks for sharing the pics.
  3. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rick, thats alot of mouths to feed. Congrads on getting the job done with with awesome smoked foods.
  4. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Job well done! Great work!
  5. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like I missed a heck of a feed! Thanks for sharing Rick
  6. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Rick that looks like a great feast. Good job
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats a hell of accomplishment.We are doing two or three pig roasts but only about 100 folks.Kudos.
  8. vtanker

    vtanker Meat Mopper

    Wow thats alot of meat! Wow!
  9. div

    div Smoking Fanatic

    nice...seeing those ribs woulda been shaweet tho
  10. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've been wondering...with a 117 racks of ribs...who pulled all of those membranes?
  11. Oh Lawd - the membranes! ugh.

    Looks great - also looks like you had a terrible time. [​IMG]

    Gotta love Q - it is the only way to roll.

    400 - [​IMG]

    Brad in KY

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