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Cook Talk

Church Youth Fundraiser
Natalie
04/30/12
Ellen, your help was so appreciated in planning our St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser and it went so well we are planning another event. This time we are planning a BBQ for 200 people. I have a recipe for oven-fried BBQ chicken (using legs, thighs and breasts only) that I was hoping to prepare in our Nesco roasters. (140# chicken) Or do you think pulled pork sandwiches is better to do for buffet? Along with the entree, we are planning 6-7 gallons of baked beans, 10 gallons of potato salad, pasta salad using 12# dry pasta, 6 gallons cole slaw. For dessert, ice cream sundae bar ( using your site idea). Please tell me your thoughts. Thank You!
ellen
04/30/12
Either the chicken or the pork is fine, but that is a LOT of chicken with all the meaty pieces. You would need about 6 roasters... I would do 2 pieces per person and if the breast pieces are large, bone in, I would split them.

Everything else is plenty. with 200 you may even have some left.

Natalie
05/01/12
Thank you for such a quick response! I really don't want any or very little left over, where and how much do you think I should cut back?
ellen
05/01/12
6-7 gallons of baked beans, 6
10 gallons of potato salad, 9
pasta salad using 12# dry pasta, 8 pound
6 gallons cole slaw. OK, 5 might do

Have servers using scoops at the tables for the first round, and then the reduced amounts would be plenty

Natalie
05/01/12
Thanks! I forgot to mention that I am also making a hot side- roasted potato, corn, green & red pepper, onion medley. Was planning 6- (13x9) size chafing dishes. Should I decrease your previous posts amounts by 25%?
ellen
05/01/12
25% is probably too much. 10 is safe.
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