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- Joined Mar 12, 2009
Well I thought I might give this catering a shot so here's the first big try. This lady Anita ate my food at a local hotel and I had the job right off the bat. Now this was for 95 factory workers and some of the office folks. So I started out with some meat about 75 lbs and then some turkey's and chickens and I threw in some ribs. It started out Tuesday morning for a Thursday lunch. Here's the meat ready for prepping. Now it's time to start smoking.
Now we move on to the prep and get started smoking. First is the butts (5) so they can be easily re-heated the day of. So I smoked them and pulled and it's into the refrig till lunch time comes.
Next I'm going with maybe some yard bird (4) and a turkey (3) get their turn in the smoker. There was more on the smoker but I forgot the camera before I pulled them. Now theses were some monster chicken this is a 6lb bird and a 13lb turkey
So now let's move into Wednesday I'm gonna go for the briskets (4) of them too.
So now we are on-sight reheating and smoking the Ribs and some more Turkey. I used a friend of mine smoker. He just got it and really doesn't know much about smoking. He jumped on the idea of me using it and tell him how it works. Then I have to go to their house and smoke them a dinner for the uses of their smoker. That's not a bad trade for me cause after all don't we all just look for an excuse to smoke something. So now at the it was a nice smoker and it worked well. Now I think that it could use a few modifications maybe a plate to make it a reverse flow. It has a really hot end but with alittle moving the meat from time to time but it wasn't bad.
It went well and it was a big learning experience for sure. Heck I thought I could handle it but it was just about some of the hardest work that I have done in a longtime. Now the food was really well received and everyone who came outside told us that they loved it all. I learned alot about how fast 95 people eat their food and I stayed on the knife for hours I thought but it was only an hour. Thankfully the food was really good they all want us back for more lunches and breakfasts too. Now the meat was really good and some of the best that I have had in along time. So thanks for looking and I'm sorry there wasn't more Q-view of the finished food but once things got going there was no stopping for anything.