My church asks me to cook ribs and chicken for about approx. 200 people. Never doing this size before starting to do a little brain storming and want to make sure I’m thinking correctly.
With 200 people and serving both ribs and chicken (leg qtr.) plan for 125 meal each?
Ribs 3 or 4 bones per? That would be approx.. 41 slabs????
Chicken just planning on getting 125 rear quarter’s.
2 questions, planning to cooking the ribs on the reverse side of my smoker and cooking fast at 350. The chicken will be on the other side (direct heat) same 350 temp.
1st, I’ve never cooked at this temp before, will the meats still be at a eatable tender?
2nd, my smoker is really set to cook for approx.. 80-100 people so I will have to do two cooks. If I foil the meats and pack in a cooler what would the max amount of time it would be safe to keep in the cooler before serving?
Any wisdom and directions would be greatly appreciated.