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Unread 07-25-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Default 1st Catering Job, any advice is appreciated.

We were just offered our first catering job. They want pulled pork and ribs for 70 people and 2 sides.


I have everything arranged except for the amount of shoulders and slabs.
What would be the best way to go as far as amount of shoulders and slabs do you think.

Thanks for your help.
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I would figure about 1/4lb cooked pulled pork per person and 3 bones of ribs per person. Do you have large pit capacity? that amount of ribs can take up huge pit space. Good luck with your 1st gig!
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Thanks for the advice I appreciate it. I will post pics after we are done.
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When calculating for cooked weight, remember that pork shoulder can have a 30% to 40% water weight loss during smoking. Plan ahead!
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^ Bingo. All the sudden my six pound shoulder barely can feed six.
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Pics?! How did it all work out?
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