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Old 08-12-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Any vegetarian will figure out what they can eat. As for the diabetics, if you offer some meat, cheese, vegetables and fruit, they'll be fine.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Central Midwest
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I love corn on the cob. My friend just sent me an email to come and get as much sweet corn as I wanted. Her husband is a farmer and they plant acres of it, then give it away to their friends. I just recently read an article about cooking corn on the cob in a cooler. How easy that would be. I don't know if this would be appropriate to do when the venue is inside. I would have to check on that. Outside it would be great.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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I have some really great ideas. Cooking for this many doesn't bother me at all, after all I used to be a chef in a huge dining place. But I was just coming up with few ideas on what to fix. This crowd is a very casual crowd, and I've found out that there are some persons who have some special diets, and the most prevalent being diabetes so some of the things I would like to fix are out.

The one thing I am really interested in is the one comment about a roasting a pig. I would love to know how to roast a pig at home.

Thanks for coming up with some super ideas. Keep them coming!

As for diabetics, if you fixing a varied menu, you will have no problem. As a diabetic, I do NOT serve special foods for diabetics as there is really no need to. The issue is the foods available and equally important, PORTION CONTROL that are the big issues.

As for cooking a pig at home, I have used a roasted suckling pig for 30-40 people. It does very well if you have a larger oven.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I have not cooked for 100 but I have cooked for 50. I find that the basic Thanksgiving or homestyle "American" meal is cheap to mass produce and scales up well. The trick is to choose dishes which share common components to cut down on your prep. So for a menu would includes:

Roast turkey (spatchcocked for quick cooking)
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Stuffing
Green bean casserole
Vegetable soup

You can break the dishes out by components in an Excel file and see which ingredients they share in common. So for example, both gravy and casserole need a butter-and-flour blond roux, so make enough roux for both before cooking anything else. Vegetable soup and gravy both need a long simmered stock, so make it the day before. Soup and stuffing both require the celery-onion-carrot mirepoix, so make double the amount when prepping vegetables. Have fun and cook with confidence.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Penna
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I'd say lets make it Pot Luck and have everyone bring something. It would be more interesting at the least.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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A pasta dish or chili.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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Shredded chicken enchiladas, rice, guacamole.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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chillie for dinner

twinkies for desert
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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Ham and beans
Cornbread
Tossed salad
Fruit bowl
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:44 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Macaroni and cheese, cheeseburgers, burritos...
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