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Old 08-15-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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As far as the meat bill is concerned, the calculations are pretty easy. If you are assuming 1/4 pound of cooked meat per person, you will need 50 pounds of meat for the 200 guests. Use Boston butts and you will get 50% yield after cooking. This means you will need 100 pounds of raw butts. If you want to go with 1/3 pound of cooked meat per person, you will need 67 pounds of cooked meat so start with 134 pounds for your starting weight. Are you doing side dishes? Providing buns and sauce? That all needs to get factored into your pricing. Best of luck!
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