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!
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!