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BigEd 01-15-2013 09:14 PM

Catering Estimate Help for a Wedding
 
I have a cousins wedding to cook for this spring and just curious what everyone would estimate for the menu below. Not cost just the amount to prepare.

Invitations: 150 people

Pull Pork
Green Beans
Cheese potatoes

Thanks for the help.

big brother smoke 01-16-2013 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigEd (Post 2330160)
I have a cousins wedding to cook for this spring and just curious what everyone would estimate for the menu below. Not cost just the amount to prepare.

Invitations: 150 people

Pull Pork
Green Beans
Cheese potatoes

Thanks for the help.

For the pork, I would cook about 100 lbs. This should give you minimally 50lbs. of cooked. You should be able to serve 1/3 lb per.

For the other two sides. I would use allrecipes.com This website is great for recipes and scaling.

Good luck!

cynfulsmokersbbq 01-24-2013 01:25 PM

I do what Big Brother said, and maybe add 20% meat for for extras.

Usually at weddings we find that most people are big drinkers, but not big eaters.

Smoke House Moe 01-25-2013 10:44 AM

You may want to be even more safe and go with 1/2 lb per person, unless you have one more side.
1/3 lb scares me a little with only two sides.

cynfulsmokersbbq 02-04-2013 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoke House Moe (Post 2341399)
You may want to be even more safe and go with 1/2 lb per person, unless you have one more side.
1/3 lb scares me a little with only two sides.

That's a good point as well.

Something to look at is how big are your side portions going to be? If you are giving 8oz side portions then you will be putting a lot of food on a plate. If you are giving 4oz side portions then you will be putting only about 13-14oz of food on each plate.

jaestar 02-04-2013 06:20 PM

6-7 #10 cans of green beans and 3.5 full size pans of potatoes...maybe 4 pans as people seem to really like cheesy potatoes.

Mad About Que 02-08-2013 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigEd (Post 2330160)
I have a cousins wedding to cook for this spring and just curious what everyone would estimate for the menu below. Not cost just the amount to prepare.

Invitations: 150 people

Pull Pork
Green Beans
Cheese potatoes

Thanks for the help.

Money Wedding 120# butts, 8 cans of beans, and 4 pans of tators. Family Wedding add on a couple more butts and drop a can of beans..


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