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Unread 04-20-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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We are planning a deal at work and I need to feed 150 with pork and brisket about how much of each do I need assuming we have a few sides?
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How do you plan on doing the meats? Sliced, chopped. .
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I'd do around 80 lbs. of pork and around 75 lbs brisky raw. YMMV!
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I was thinking sliced brisket, chopped or pulled pork.
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We always figure it as a pound of raw per head
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150 people @ 1/4 pp = 37.5 lbs cooked = 75 lbs raw of each meat.
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Assuming 6 oz. per serving of each meat, assuming there will be 1 serving of each meat per guest and, taking into account a 60% yield after the meat is cooked, I estimate:

56 lbs. of each meat cooked to feed your guests. This means you will need roughly 78 lbs. of each meat raw to achieve that outcome.

This is based on my Catering Worksheet I created to help me with events and I usually come out with a little extra meat but I'd rather err on the side of having a little too much as opposed to running out early and having a bunch of hawngry guests giving me the finger! lol! :)

Also, make sure you price things out correctly so that the gig is worth your while. Just for the meat you are looking at about $6.80 per person just to get a 20% profit margin which means you get to walk with about $550 after costs which is not bad for a company event and lots of word of mouth advertising! :)
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I just did exactly what you are talking about. We had 150 people show up. I had 80 pounds of brisket, and 85 pounds of pulled pork and we had about 15 pounds of pulled pork to much, but I have to caviat that by saying we let people eat and then make an additional offering to take togo boxes home of the leftover meat.

Without the take home promotion, I bet we could have gotten away with 70 pounds of brisket and 60 pounds of pulled pork (raw numbers). Brisket was way more popular when I did it. If you want more detail on what we did, send me a PM.
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I have the luxury of ordering from sysco so I save a bit of money there. Cost isnt an issue as I wont be paying for the meat and I am doing this for free. i just needed an idea of what to tell them to order if they want it done.
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We always figure it as a pound of raw per head
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I would do 83 lbs of pork butts and 75 lbs of brisket flats which should yield about 1/2 lb of meat per person
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