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COOKING FOR THE WEDDING

Discussion in 'Catering & Large Group Gatherings' started by gary s, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Our Grandson got married Sunday Sept. 2nd When they were doing all the planning I asked who and what was going to do the food? They both looked at me and said "You" Barbecue.
    How could I say no. In fact I was flattered that they both wanted me to cook for a crowd.
    I had to rent an extra refrigerator for all the meat and buy two huge igloo coolers.
    ended up buying all my meat at the local store just up the road (made me a good deal on everything.
    6 Briskets 14-18 lbs each
    5 - 8-9 # Pork Butts
    25 racks of Baby Backs
    16 Large Chicken split in Half
    12 Lbs. Sausage
    4 Gallons of my Baked Beans

    Number 2 son brought his Smoker over .
    Had 2 smokers going for 4 days

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    This is the best I could do with Pics, It got so Crazy I didn't even think about More Pics

    We fed between 80 and 90 people and lots of seconds. I guess it was pretty darn good everyone kept complimenting how good the BBQ was

    and BTW I also Officiated the Service I had a blast but tired , tired

    Gary
     
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    WOW!
    Congrats on your Grandson's Wedding and on pulling off the HUGE cook.
    Like!
     
  3. cooker613

    cooker613 Meat Mopper

    Mazel Tov. A beautiful cook!
     
  4. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good job
     
  5. GATOR240

    GATOR240 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, what a job! Looks excellent!
     
  6. kruizer

    kruizer Smoking Fanatic

    I love to cook and that is too much for me to handle. It is good you had some help. Awesome cook
     
  7. Congratulations on the wedding! That’s one huge cook, I’d pull my hair out trying to cook for 80 or 90 people. Looks like you did great though.
     
  8. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Man that's a lot of work!
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  9. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome all around . That sausage really caught my eye . Looks perfect .
     
  10. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Congratulations on the grandson’s wedding and that HUGE cook!
     
  11. That looks like a colossal cook! What an undertaking! Congrats on everything, from the cook to the wedding to the carousel!
     
  12. zachd

    zachd Meat Mopper

    Mn
    Wow!
     
  13. meatallica

    meatallica Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Awesome job!!!
     
  14. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    WOW, just WOW. That's a great looking cook Gary. Superb Job on those wedding vittles, and I don't think I've ever seen a fridge stocked with that much food.

    Point for sure.

    Chris
     
  15. petehalsted

    petehalsted Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, that had to take some serious planning and it looks like you pulled it off well!

    I would be curious to hear more about your process, As far as order you cooked things, how you held them, reheated etc. and what worked, didn't work, what you would change if you did it again.
     
  16. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Gary, congrats on the grandson’s wedding. That’s one hell of a cook, you make it look so easy.
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary Congrats on a fantastic cook,all looks perfect to me.Hope the newly weds have a long and happy bunch of years together.
    Richie
     
  18. Thanks Guys I had more fun than I have had in Years. The only time I got a little stressed was re-warming
    Wedding was at 5:30 PM I finished warming the last batch at 4:10 PM #1 son and nephew hurried it out there, then I jumped in the shower, got ready and made it by 5:30 Actually got started with the ceremony at 6:00

    Gary
     
  19. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wow, what a marathon cook!
    Great photo's & congrats to the bride & groom!!!
    Al
     
  20. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    After all the others comments the only thing I can say is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.
    You also created some fond memories for you family. Congrats to your grandson.

    Warren