cooking for a college grad party

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ralphbrown05, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. ok two days ago i was asked to smoke some pork shoulder for my gf's best friends college grad party...and there is suppose to be like 30-40 people that will be my question is with all the side items and apps.. would 3 seven pound pork shoulders be enough for all the people...and i know that everyone will not show up when they say they will so that makes me feel a little bit better...thanks guys
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You can figure on getting roughly 50% of the raw weight so if you start with 21 lbs you should yield about 10.5 lbs of meat. If you figure 1/3 lb per sandwich that would be about 31 sandwiches if they don't really pile it on. If you have people eating more than one sandwich you could run short personally I would do 1 more butt to be safe and it freezes well so don't worry if you have some left. Most commercial guys figure 1/4 lb per sandwich but they fix the sandwiches and don't use as much as most people making their own do.
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is spot on advice - I have been playing in the catering gig for 15 years and you are better off freezin a couple pounds than runnin out

    What are they doing for sides?
    PM me if you need some recipes

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