View Full Version : Catering for a birthday party.

Don Marco
04-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Howdy folks...

I just got back from a catering for a co-workers girlfriends 30th. birthday.
Cooked some Barbebecue for more than 80 People and i gotta say the whole thingy incl. shopping, preparing, transport, cooking, serving and cleaning up is a major P.I.T.A. Respect to those who do this for a living.
I think i got a good smoke ring on me now.

Heres ther Menue :

-45 Racks of Loin Ribs
-35 Pounds of Pork Loin, 3 ways : BBQ-Rub and Bourbon Marinated/ Olive Oil, Garlic, Oregano, Rosemary, Salt and Pepper marinade / stuffed with dried apples wich were seasonded with allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and honey and then glazed with apple jelly/TRhai chili lime Juice mixture
-13 Pounds of pork butt roast with texasbbqrub
-40 Bratwurst rolls ( Bratwurst basted with maple syrup served in a flour tortilla with grilled pineapple, ruccola and a honey-mustard sauce
-3 beer can chicks for the show
-2 honey cornbreads cooked in the dutch oven
-6 olive breads cooked on a stone in the firebox
-a ****load of french fries
-Jacks Peachy bbq beans ( winner !)
-2,5 Pounds of chipotle Butter

The hosts and a couple of guests also brought a lot of salads.

The party was in a industry zone inside an old car repair shop.
Because of heavy wind and rain we moved the smokers inside.
Needless to say that after i loaded em up the sun came out, but i didnt wanna move the loaded cookers. Worked out fine, though.

Here we go.
Wish i could have taken some more detailed pics as a lot of stuff is missing and i´d liked to have more of the buffet but i was just too busy.







































BBQ Grail
04-12-2008, 08:29 PM
Dang! That looks good.

What a great job! Looks like everyone was enjoying the grub.

Kevin Garceau
04-12-2008, 08:30 PM
Well all looks good, but what did the folks think?

I imagine its a huge PITA....but thats why it costs so much.

04-12-2008, 08:32 PM
Nice Spread-looks like everybody had enough to eat

we'll smoke u
04-12-2008, 11:03 PM
Man that looked like fun wish I lived closer I would have loved to help out thanks for all the pic's that's what makes the thread.

04-12-2008, 11:54 PM
Glad to know (by the first pic) that you have some Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and i guess CocaCola in the fridge!

Good lookin grub.

04-13-2008, 12:04 AM
Looking good DM!!

big brother smoke
04-13-2008, 10:23 AM
Sweet and thanks for the pics. They made me tired just thinking about the work you did!

Rick's Tropical Delight
04-13-2008, 10:24 AM
holy carp!

04-13-2008, 10:31 AM
80 poeple?!? And 45 racks, and pulled pork, and brats, and.....damn must have eaten well!!!

04-13-2008, 12:31 PM
It looks great especially the pork loin!!!

04-13-2008, 05:16 PM
Looks like everyone was much'en on that nice looking meat! Congrats on cooking for all those people!

Don Marco
04-15-2008, 05:51 AM
Glad to know (by the first pic) that you have some Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and i guess CocaCola in the fridge!

Good lookin grub.

Actually i had to take all the booze and beer out af the fridge to keep the food cool. Warm beer... :icon_smil

I got a few foolow up gigs from this catering, looking forward to it very much.
Gonna make a few things different, though. Foiling the ribs was a real pain and mess.


Pipin' Pig
04-15-2008, 07:43 AM
I gotta say, for it being such a PITA, it looks like you did it like a pro.

Smokin Gator
04-15-2008, 07:47 AM
Dang that was a lot of food for 80 ppl. Great job!!!

04-15-2008, 08:01 AM
Wow...what a feast and nice menu!! Great job and great pics...thx!!! I see you mentioned and showed a pic of Jacks Peachy bbq beans. Are these similiar to Keri C's Hog Apple Beans, with a Peach pie filling instead? Just curios, peach sounds like a nice change up.

04-15-2008, 08:12 AM
Looks like a great job.

04-15-2008, 08:21 AM
Wow! Great Job... you'll forget what a PITA it was and bask in the glory.

04-15-2008, 10:15 AM
Forty-five racks of baby-backs? Holy cow, DM - just the time you must have spent to rub those...wow.

GREAT JOB. Not too many complaints, I imagine? ;)

Don Marco
04-17-2008, 11:56 AM
Wow...what a feast and nice menu!! Great job and great pics...thx!!! I see you mentioned and showed a pic of Jacks Peachy bbq beans. Are these similiar to Keri C's Hog Apple Beans, with a Peach pie filling instead? Just curios, peach sounds like a nice change up.

Heres the recipe for the beans, i found it on this forum a couple of weeks ago.

I used texasbbqrub for seasoning, chopped canned peaches and added a cup of Jack Daniels just for the kick. :cool:

Jack’s Peach BBQ Beans
8 strips bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large white onion, chopped
1 (#10 can, about 6 pounds and 10 ounces) baked beans (recommended: Bush's)
3 cups canned peach pie filling
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 Cup Jack Daniels
2 tablespoons of Jack's Old South , or your favorite, BBQ Rub
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, until somewhat crispy and its fat has rendered. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, leaving the fat in the skillet.
Add the pepper and onion to the skillet and cook, stirring, until softened, about 6 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a large baking pan.
Add the bacon, beans, pie filling, barbecue sauce, and rub to the pan. Mix to combine and bake, uncovered, until hot and bubbly, about 1 hour.

Jack's Old South BBQ Rub
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
1/4 cup kosher salt
3 tablespoons black pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
Combine all ingredients and mix well.


04-17-2008, 01:22 PM
DM what a spread!!!!! Good job!!