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Old 03-11-2020, 12:43 PM   #1
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Newbie to BBQ Brethren - glad to be part of the community!

I have an upcoming picnic event, there will be a total of 75 people, 50 adults, 25 children. Here is the proposed menu:

2 Full split briskets (14 pounds each pre-cook) Burnt Ends and Flat
30 pieces of BBQ/Jerk Chicken, legs/thighs
3 racks of Baby Back Ribs
80 Meatballs, golfball size

2 half pans of Mac n Cheese
2 half pans of Baked Beans
2 half pans of Potato Salad
1 half pan corn

4 pans (48 pieces) Corn Bread
2 Loafs Texas Bread

What are your thoughts on the menu and qty's??

Any and all input is appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:21 PM   #2
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Is this a fun party you are having or catering for someone? Your quantities are low but might be okay if it's no big deal to run out of food. As a caterer, I'd be closer to the below.

3 Full split briskets (14 pounds each pre-cook) Burnt Ends and Flat
50 pieces of BBQ/Jerk Chicken, legs/thighs- cut to make two pieces
12 racks of Baby Back Ribs
100 Meatballs, golfball size (I've seen 100 people eat 320 .5oz meatballs for appetizer)

2.5 full pans of Mac n Cheese
2 half pans of Baked Beans
3 half pans of Potato Salad
2-3 half pan corn

4 pans (48 pieces) Corn Bread
2 Loafs Texas Bread
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:18 AM   #3
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I am catering for a friends company picnic, thank you very much for your input. Those number do help me. Have a great weekend!
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:43 PM   #4
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You need to have your friend let everyone know to only take two rib bones on the first pass through the buffet to allow everyone to have some. If you don't then it will look like and all you can eat crab leg buffet with the first 8 people loading their plates with ribs and nobody else will get any.
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