The Internet Kitchen: A Caterer is Born

I’ve mentioned it a few times over the last few weeks but this weekend I’m in Boulder catering a friend’s wedding.  There are going to be about 100 people there so it’s not a small wedding, but not huge either.

It’s basically just me and a few helpers (Betsy) and we have a delicious but fairly straightforward menu planned.  The core of the menu is about 75 pounds of delicious smoked and slow-cooked meats.  We’re doing a few briskets and pork butts and I’m really hoping they turn out amazing.

Besides that I’m just making a ton of fun sides (like my green chile mac and cheese).

And no, the fact that I’m doing this does not mean that I plan on opening a catering company any time soon.  I have a fair amount of confidence in my abilities to cook BBQ for 100 people, most of whom will be half-drunk friends.  I have very little confidence in my abilities to make it in the catering world.

If I have any spare time, I plan on tweeting updates throughout the weekend… hopefully with some good photos so be sure to follow me on Twitter if you’re interested.

Here’s  a good poll question for ya!

And a few links!

Steak Panzanella Kabobs – I spent a lot of time thinking about appetizers for the wedding this weekend.  I may have considered these guys if I would’ve seen them earlier!  (@ Nibble Me This)

Pepperoni Powder – I’m not much into modern gastronomy cooking, but this looks cool and easy.  Once you have pepperoni powder, I can imagine a wide range of things you might want to put it on!  They recommend popcorn which sounds awesome.  (@ Serious Eats)

Tom Colicchio’s Meatloaf Sandwich – These look amazing, but for me the highlight isn’t even the meatloaf.  It’s the homemade mustard relish.  Looks amazing and great photos as always.  (@ Crepes of Wrath)

Easy Eggplant Curry – Curry definitely doesn’t have to be meat based.  In fact, some of the best curries I’ve ever had are veggie based.  I do think it helps to have a sturdy vegetable though to hold up to the intense flavor.  Eggplant seems to do the trick for sure.  (@ Not Derby Pie)

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Thanks for the really nice brisket photo by ttstam.  Hope mine comes out this great!

One comment on “The Internet Kitchen: A Caterer is Born

  1. I love Szechuan Peppercorns, mostly because of the fun feeling you get when eating them raw! For anyone who's never done it, you have to try it! Most people assume that they're spicy, but they're not at all. Instead, they actually numb your mouth, and makes your whole mouth taste like citrus. It's so much fun!

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