The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Catering, Food Handling and Awareness > Catering, Vending and Cooking For The Masses.

Notices

Catering, Vending and Cooking For The Masses. this forum is OnTopic. A resource to help with catering, vending and just cooking for large parties. Topics to include Getting Started, Ethics, Marketing, Catering resources, Formulas and recipes for cooking for large groups.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 05-15-2009, 03:05 PM   #1
Dr_KY
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Dr_KY's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-15-07
Location: England
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Sunday gig

Picked up a gig for this Sunday out in a very nice area. It's annual motorcycle get-together for about 100+ people. Mostly older adults and very few kids or teens. Spoke with the organizer this morning and was informed that I wont be needing my new rig as the really only want breakfast type things as in bacon/sausage and egg or sandwiches then burgers for lunch. There also need to be plenty of tea and coffee.

Now this threw me for a loop but also came with some welcome relief because I was worried about my van pulling the gear up the hill. Cali guys think something like about a third of the cajone pass.

I was told there was going to be no power so I needed to supply my own turns out the will have power for me to use so the rented generator heads back in the morning. I did manage to score on an electric grill that needed some repair and is now a part of my personal gear.


I guess I just wanted to remind those of you that are new to the game like I am to get all the info well ahead of time so you don't trip over you own feet. My day out in the rain trying to fix a mistreated generator was a waste of time but at least I scored a griddle out of it. lol

__________________
www.drsweetsmoke.com

Slappin that bass like some delerious funky preist!!!


UDS, Half Pint (Mini UDS), Weber, ProQ 20, Kegrilla
*250 gallon cooker- 'The Meat Beast!!'*


British BBQ Championships
Grand Champion 2008
~~~~
British BBQ Society - Southern Championship
Grand Champions 2009
Dr_KY is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-15-2009, 03:15 PM   #2
big brother smoke
somebody shut me the fark up.


 
big brother smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-03-06
Location: Ventura, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Good luck brother. Yea you don't want to blow a Transmission abuses your van. Do not ask me how I know this?
__________________
Peace and Smoke,
BBS

https://www.bigpoppasmokers.com/stor...nufacturer=314

Powered by the West Coast Offense: Big Poppa Smokers and Simply Marvelous

"Walk with Us"
big brother smoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-15-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
Dr_KY
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Dr_KY's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-15-07
Location: England
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Too true!! I'm actually glad I didn't get it up there stressing the van just to find out I wouldn't need it. Plenty of other things happened today but I wont bore everyone with it. That grill will work out perfect for the job even if it isn't Q. I'm just happy to have the work and it will lead to other events in the future.

The guy that passed the job to me also asked if I would cover his burger van when he's on vacation.
__________________
www.drsweetsmoke.com

Slappin that bass like some delerious funky preist!!!


UDS, Half Pint (Mini UDS), Weber, ProQ 20, Kegrilla
*250 gallon cooker- 'The Meat Beast!!'*


British BBQ Championships
Grand Champion 2008
~~~~
British BBQ Society - Southern Championship
Grand Champions 2009
Dr_KY is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-18-2009, 05:16 AM   #4
Dr_KY
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Dr_KY's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-15-07
Location: England
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Rained 90% of the day and that may have helped us make more money. We didn't use our easy-up but set up inside the main tent. This was a bonus as I chose a spot where everyone had to pass to get to the bike parts etc that were for sale.
Our kitchen for the day.



Mistakes we have learned from yesterday-

ALWAYS get more than enough containers, they never go out of date.
Bring extra fuses for extension cords.
Use heavy extension cords and un coil them.
Water tanks. Those used for caravans that roll are better than gold if you have a distance to carry water.

Not having much money to spend we didn't buy enough coffee cups or milk. We do BBQ not drinks Well from now on we are going to do coffee/tea/ coco because that is where our LARGEST profits were made and there was no work involved! Once noticed that the cups may run out we informed everyone at that point " refills are half price if you re-use your cup" . That saved our backside and although we lost 25 cent per cup on coffee, some money is better than no money.
150 tea bags cost 2.49 we sold at 60 cent per cup.
__________________
www.drsweetsmoke.com

Slappin that bass like some delerious funky preist!!!


UDS, Half Pint (Mini UDS), Weber, ProQ 20, Kegrilla
*250 gallon cooker- 'The Meat Beast!!'*


British BBQ Championships
Grand Champion 2008
~~~~
British BBQ Society - Southern Championship
Grand Champions 2009
Dr_KY is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-18-2009, 05:25 AM   #5
Dr_KY
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Dr_KY's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-15-07
Location: England
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

This has to be one of the coolest pictures I took on the day. This cat rode that bike 140 plus miles in the rain to get to the show. He also captured the award for combined years. Age of owner + age of bike.

__________________
www.drsweetsmoke.com

Slappin that bass like some delerious funky preist!!!


UDS, Half Pint (Mini UDS), Weber, ProQ 20, Kegrilla
*250 gallon cooker- 'The Meat Beast!!'*


British BBQ Championships
Grand Champion 2008
~~~~
British BBQ Society - Southern Championship
Grand Champions 2009
Dr_KY is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-18-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
Dr_KY
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Dr_KY's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-15-07
Location: England
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Those water transporters... AKA Aquaroll 29 Litre



__________________
www.drsweetsmoke.com

Slappin that bass like some delerious funky preist!!!


UDS, Half Pint (Mini UDS), Weber, ProQ 20, Kegrilla
*250 gallon cooker- 'The Meat Beast!!'*


British BBQ Championships
Grand Champion 2008
~~~~
British BBQ Society - Southern Championship
Grand Champions 2009
Dr_KY is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got 2 More Gig’s for Sunday Shiz-Nit Catering, Food Handling and Awareness 7 08-22-2011 02:54 PM
Well, I didn't get the gig... thenewguy Catering, Food Handling and Awareness 47 03-16-2010 02:02 PM
Another gig on the way Neil Q-talk 4 07-08-2006 10:13 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts