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Bossmanbbq 02-20-2009 04:58 PM

Ribs for 50
Looking at a catering gig for 50 wanting ribs. Never done a gig for this many people wanting ribs. I'm thinking two ribs a piece since were also doing chicken, and figure on 12 racks of spares. Does that sound about right to all of you?

Bbq Bubba 02-20-2009 05:05 PM

12 racks will be more than plenty at 2 bones PP. :biggrin:

I figure 12 bones per rack but usually don't serve the ends so 10 bones at 2 PP = 10 slabs.

Roo-B-Q'N 02-20-2009 05:09 PM

Are you serving or are they serving themselves? You know the drill about portions.

big brother smoke 02-20-2009 06:14 PM

What they said!

Norcoredneck 02-20-2009 06:23 PM

Isn't 3 bones standard?

SoEzzy 02-20-2009 06:32 PM

3 bones a piece x 50 = 150 / 12 = 12.5 racks.

Ribs come cryoed in 3's so 12 or 15 is 4 or 5 cryovacs.

If you go 2 bones as you have the chicken as well, then 2 x 50 = 100 / 12 = 8.5 racks.

Ribs come cryoed in 3's so 8.5 is 3 cryovacs.

The Pigman 02-20-2009 06:36 PM

Damm is that all 2 ea .....I would have to stop on way home to get a meal because i just had a appitizer

River City Smokehouse 02-20-2009 07:15 PM

If ribs are the only meat being served then I would figure a minimum of 3 bones per person. With chicken I think 2 is ok. If it is buffet style then look out! I watched a boy and his dad recently devour over 30 ribs between the two of them. I think the chicken will sit and the ribs will go first.

jbrink01 02-20-2009 10:20 PM

I would do 15 racks.

Bossmanbbq 02-21-2009 11:29 AM

I know, I told my wife the same thing that we would have to serve the ribs ourselves due to people just by-passing the chicken all together. I'm looking to charge them $13.00 per person with coleslaw, beans, potato salad and cookies/brownies and their taking care of the drinks.

fevoice 02-23-2009 12:28 AM

Ribs for 50

If you haven't settled on the $$'s yet, I'd tell the customer they need 3 ribs and 1-2 peices of chicken pp. You know how these things go, some will eat 2 ribs some will eat 5, some will eat only chicken. But as long as you talk it over with the client before hand, they won't blame you if they run out of food. And I'm sure they won't complain if there are leftovers.

In the words of that great BBQ philosopher Steve of Denver Cajun BBQ Crewe - "You never want to run out of food."

My BBQ calculator calls for 2.5 ribs pp. Only a calculator would come up with 2.5 ribs pp.


Frank Eriksen
Roaring Fork BBQ

browe 03-01-2009 04:41 PM

If you are serving ribs and chicken, I seriously doubt you will run out of food by cooking 9 racks of ribs figuring 2 per person unless you are serving 50 men. At most 10 racks. Most ladies will not take more than 1 rib if they take chicken too.

Also, the last time I thought there were 3 racks in one cryovac, there ended up being 2. I now buy my ribs from Sysco and they come 12 racks in a case. I only buy St Louis style as I know I will always get 12 bones in a rack.

I would cook 50 chicken quarters (mixed dark and white) and 9/10 racks of ribs. You are also serving 3 sides plus desserts.

big brother smoke 03-02-2009 12:46 AM

In these neck of the woods BBs come three to a cryo and spares come two to a cryo.

Weiser 03-02-2009 12:53 AM

I'd pass on the Chicken and expect at least three bones for $13.
Ya, I know, beans, Slaw and Desert that would also go untouched.
Consider giving them a choice of one or the other.
Oh, 15 racks. You won't be sorry.


hossrocks 03-02-2009 11:31 AM

Place the Ribs at the end of the service line and use a smaller dinner plate. That will limit the number of ribs they will take on the first pass through the line.

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