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landarc
11-14-2013, 12:05 PM
I find myself starting the process for cooking for a group of 200 people, as a part of a welcome home/deployment picnic at Camp Parks. these are National Guard folks. We will have a group of 200 people, 20% kids (approx.). We may have a few extra, so I am working up a 250 person schedule of foods. What do you all think of these numbers.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u105/landarc/foodquantities_zps02f4ec53.jpg

If I was serving a normal group of people, I would be comfortable with this, but, since I have little experience with this kind of feed, I would like feedback.

Bbq Bubba
11-14-2013, 12:31 PM
I would bump all your meats to 5 oz. portions just to have a buffer.

I figure 4 oz. portions on sides. I may go 6 oz. on the mac (if its good) but i think you'll be heavy in sides.

Nice spreadsheet. :wink:

landarc
11-14-2013, 12:32 PM
I will adjust accordingly, I was hoping you would chime in. Thanks Bubba

deguerre
11-14-2013, 12:36 PM
I don't have a clue about your questions but I certainly appreciate your efforts here.

landarc
11-14-2013, 12:46 PM
The beauty of this, is that I already have a commitment of 20 pounds of tri-tip and 100 pounds of pork butts

gtr
11-14-2013, 12:52 PM
A couple weeks ago I did a fundraiser for my kid's school. I cooked 100# raw, I ended up with a little under 50# cooked, and served just barely over 200 sammiches. I was piling it on pretty good too - i.e. meat falling out of the sammich. The buns were the 4 inch RD buns. I compared prices and buns are actually cheaper at Smart and Final.

I don't have enough expertise to comment on the rest of your plan, but I figured I'd throw in what little I do know since I just did pretty close to the same thing for pork part of it.

I wish I were closer - I'd love to join in. Cooking large amounts of food is my idea of a good time, esp. for a good reason. Keep us posted on how we can get some $$ your way.

PatAttack
11-14-2013, 12:52 PM
You don't need feedback. You need helpers!

Thank you for what you are doing, Bob.

landarc
11-14-2013, 01:00 PM
Thanks G, I think that my numbers will be good, especially with Bubba's adjustments. I see your point and appreciate the input. I will need buns and need to fill that spreadsheet out some more.

Pat, we have 8 cooks committed, and at least two more runners. I am sure we will have more as the week goes on. We also have folks reaching out for food donations locally. I am just worried about the beer for the night cooks.

txschutte
11-14-2013, 01:19 PM
Having done several of these cooks over the last few years with operationbbqmw.org, the only other thing I can offer is to have some Ziploc bags on hand for sending leftovers or meals. It seems that we always send any food left over along with families of the deployed.

Thanks for doing this.

landarc
11-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Shane, Larry and I discussed this, and the chart shown above represents what I believe to be the minimums we will need for the tables at the event. We are planning on over-cooking and sending home care packages with the families as well. We hope to get some significant donations from a few of the NorCal guys that work for grocers.

Ideally, and anyone who knows how we Bash, if anyone wanders up and asks, we bring them in, so we will want the extra 50 portions, minimum, to serve any personnel that come by and are curious.

Groundhog66
11-14-2013, 02:07 PM
I'm really looking forward to this event, it's going to be great!

gsmith
11-14-2013, 02:25 PM
I think you have plenty of meat and would cut the beans and Mac & cheese down to 4 oz portions (63 lbs +/-) and the slaw down to 2.5 - 3 oz portions (47 lbs +/-)
we also have carry out trays on hand to send the leftovers home and with the amounts listed above you will have leftovers, which is a good thing :thumb:

cynfulsmokersbbq
11-15-2013, 10:51 AM
for 250 people you will have leftover meat.

jbrodgers
11-21-2013, 10:50 AM
As a Veteran of both the Navy AND Army... Thank you for what you are doing for our heroes and their famolies!

Also, I agree that you should keep your portions of meat what you planned in the spreadsheet, but would consider lowering the portion sizes of the sides.

landarc
11-21-2013, 10:57 AM
Everything is moving about now, thank you all for the feedback. Now feeding 350 people. And I lost my dessert table peeps.

toadhunter911
11-22-2013, 09:43 AM
Wish we were in NorCal. My wife would LOVE to bake cupcakes for our troops.

SirPorkaLot
11-22-2013, 09:52 AM
and the slaw down to 2.5 - 3 oz portions (47 lbs +/-)


Thanks! This agrees with what I was thinking for slaw as well.

:thumb:

deguerre
11-22-2013, 10:00 AM
I heard that SirPorkaLot slaw was pretty decent stuff. :thumb:
































Southerner's understatement at play...

landarc
11-22-2013, 11:51 AM
There are rumors, but, I also hear it isn't a North Carolina slaw...long as he doesn't put mustard in it.

deguerre
11-22-2013, 11:54 AM
Must be the California influence. Don't think he made it until moving out there, but don't quote me.

SirPorkaLot
11-22-2013, 12:03 PM
shhh....

deguerre
11-22-2013, 12:11 PM
I KNOW!!! You found it on a trail in Alaska where this other fella named John was eaten by polar bears. AmI rite?

landarc
11-22-2013, 12:29 PM
No, it was Lionel that ended up taking the route through Alaska to get to CA.

martyleach
11-22-2013, 07:48 PM
Well, we got our dessert table person and it is Nancy Yee, the wife of John Yee (R2Egg2Q). She is an awesome baker and I can't wait to taste what she cooks.

Dadeo719
11-23-2013, 09:40 AM
Dude you rock!!!! :eusa_clap

deguerre
12-05-2013, 08:09 AM
Bump!!!

landarc
12-05-2013, 08:32 PM
Things are going well Guerry, there will be a new thread, probably in Q-talk, or somewhere like Woodpile, where I am more comfortable. We have all foodstuffs. I am going to throw together some Carolina vinegar stuff tonight. Don't want that stuff too fresh needs some time to marry.

The Sergeant sent me a note, after seeing all of the volunteers, most being Brethren and she wanted to express commands great happiness that so many people were willing to show up and help these folks.

Gore
12-05-2013, 08:45 PM
Fark, I wish I knew sooner. I woulda flown out early (not that I'd be any help, but I could play the part of Bob's BIL, to keep him feeling young). Do you guys need any donations? I'll add $50 to the food collection plate when I get in next week.

landarc
12-05-2013, 08:51 PM
Yes, we would gladly take the donation. We are just touch and go here, and a donation would be great. Thanks.

We are not serving steamed turkey.

gtr
12-05-2013, 08:57 PM
^^^Dude! I know all you gotta do is make one call and it's steamed turkey city - c'mon man! :mad:

landarc
12-05-2013, 09:01 PM
I know what you are thinking, I am holding out. I am just not sure these guys and gals have done anything worthy of being fed that stuff.

gtr
12-05-2013, 09:06 PM
One must wield the power of steamed turkey in a responsible manner.

If I wasn't going to King of the Smoker on Sat. and working on Sunday I would have loved to have headed up there - sounds like a great time. Y'all have fun and good on you guys for doing this.

Gore
12-05-2013, 09:32 PM
Can't believe Bob's saving all the steamed turkey for himself. What a mean farker he is. :tsk:

lcbateman3
12-06-2013, 08:01 AM
Wish y'all the best of success! It's a great thing, I have been honored to be a part of two of them so far. I'll be in San Diego this weekend, other wise the wife and I would've came to help!

And we all know Bob is taking Salmon Pie......

landarc
12-06-2013, 08:06 AM
No, but I went through a 1/2 gallon of mustard putting my Lionel's Carolina Dip together

deguerre
12-06-2013, 08:36 AM
Going light on the mustard? Californians. For shame.:tsk:

landarc
12-06-2013, 10:54 AM
This recipe has been tested by a real live person from North Carolina, John Shepard, and is named to honor another one, Lionel Batemen, no way did I go light on the mustard. In fact, I think both of those gentlemen would note that there is way more mustard in there, than was ever necessary.

gtr
12-06-2013, 11:28 AM
And "this recipe" is...? :hungry:

landarc
12-06-2013, 12:11 PM
Actually, it doesn't have mustard. Although I did create something I call GCS, for Generic Carolina Sauce, it was created just to poke fun at John Shepard and Lionel Bateman III. It turned out pretty good. For this, I am using half a gallon of cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons of black pepper, 3 tablespoons of Lucky Dog hot sauce and some ketchup.

deguerre
12-06-2013, 12:21 PM
Brown Sugar. Just a touch.

deguerre
12-06-2013, 12:34 PM
Oh, and I finally tried that Lucky Dog Mild~Medium. MOST excellent. Tried them on my beans and ham. Thanks!

PatAttack
12-06-2013, 01:58 PM
Oh, and I finally tried that Lucky Dog Mild~Medium. MOST excellent. Tried them on my beans and ham. Thanks!

At least you got yours...:-P:drama:

deguerre
12-06-2013, 03:52 PM
I bribed him with a wittle cuddwy platy though.

poorolddan
12-06-2013, 04:44 PM
I've helped out on a couple of troop feeds. Last one was a pretty big welcome home. The commander did a poor job of letting the troop know what we were doing and that it was for them and free. I believe we only fed the help and about 250 troops and family when we had cooked for 1,500. Many walked right by out tables and left for home. Push real hard to let them know what's going on!!

landarc
12-06-2013, 06:10 PM
At least you got yours...:-P:drama:

Pat, PM me your addy, I'll make sure you're taken care if, I hit some issues back then.

landarc
12-06-2013, 06:12 PM
Dan, word is out, thanks for the advice. We capped at 350, it was supposed to be 200. With the facility we have, no way we can do more

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 12:00 AM
Pat, PM me your addy, I'll make sure you're taken care if, I hit some issues back then.

Brother, you know I'm picking...

Lets do this. You send me some, I'll send you some.

I've been slacking sending a Brother from MS.. some sauces. Life happens.

landarc
12-07-2013, 12:04 AM
Done, just PM me your addy. I lost all my old PM's when I had to drop my membership briefly.

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 12:15 AM
Done. Life happens.

Should I send some Reserves out there to help?

landarc
12-07-2013, 12:31 AM
can they steam turkey?

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 12:34 AM
You ever eaten C-rats??....

They REALLY suck!

You're doing ARMY, right??

deguerre
12-07-2013, 09:58 AM
I grew up on Army grub. Seems my dad got used to the stuff and had my mom make those delicacies on a regular basis...
Oh, and C Rats...had 'em. Boy scout field trip to a National Guard weekend. I think they dated back to the Spanish American War. I still have the scars...

deguerre
12-07-2013, 09:59 AM
BOB! Good wishes and many thanks for today!

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 10:19 AM
Git R Done, Brother Bob!!!

Kudos to you & Marty and everyone else helping in this endeavor!

You guys farking ROCK!!!!!!!!!

SOUND OFF FOR THE BRETHREN.

deguerre
12-07-2013, 10:43 AM
One Two!

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 10:47 AM
SOUND OFF.

Tree fo'!

deguerre
12-07-2013, 10:53 AM
Cadence Call!

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 10:58 AM
I don't know but I've told...

deguerre
12-07-2013, 11:17 AM
Eskimo p...

um, Crap. This ain't woodpile

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 12:02 PM
We just tryin' to have some funnin', Uncy G...

deguerre
12-07-2013, 12:04 PM
...ussy is mightY Cold!


























:becky:

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 12:10 PM
We's wome herah...

CoastieQue
12-07-2013, 12:58 PM
well, I'm brand new to the brethren and have been reading up on a little bit of everything. I wish I had joined in a week earlier to offer up a helping hand for this. me being active duty and not deploying, I would have really enjoyed helping out the military brothers and sisters, as well as getting some first hand Q knowledge from some brethren. If ya'll can tolerate each by the end of the day, I don't think having to have the Army deploy should be the only reason us Bay Area Q'ers get together and can share a beer. Hope everyone has fun today on the base, and I hope those Army men, women, and kids enjoy every ounce of food.

-Andrew

PatAttack
12-07-2013, 01:02 PM
well, I'm brand new to the brethren and have been reading up on a little bit of everything. I wish I had joined in a week earlier to offer up a helping hand for this. me being active duty and not deploying, I would have really enjoyed helping out the military brothers and sisters, as well as getting some first hand Q knowledge from some brethren. If ya'll can tolerate each by the end of the day, I don't think having to have the Army deploy should be the only reason us Bay Area Q'ers get together and can share a beer. Hope everyone has fun today on the base, and I hope those Army men, women, and kids enjoy every ounce of food.

-Andrew

Welocme to the Brethren, Brother!

deguerre
12-07-2013, 01:07 PM
Welocme to the Brethren, Brother!

Indeed! And, the Bay Area Brethren are in the habit of having a minibash or two every now and then. :thumb: