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Christmas Party Menu Help

edited 2:38PM in EggHead Forum
Ok, We are having our Employee Christmas Party this saturday. I am in charge by design of cooking the meat. I think i have decided to go all out and do prime rib this year but i am cooking for about 52 people. Probably 10 of these will be kids and 1 person that is allergic to beef and 1 vegetarian. I guess rather than actual prime beef it will be a rib roast- choice i would imagine. I plan on getting the meat at resturant depot in Atl but they have huge chunks of meat and i have never really been able to pick out exactly what i need in the cryovac type bags vs. roast at sams club. the main question is does anyone have any idea how much standing rib roast i will need to feed about 45 people. Maybe i should just do ribeye steaks for everyone but really wanted to wow them.


  • ugavet,
    I know you want the WOW factor, but you might want take into account. Some people will not eat medium rare beef. I cooked prime rib for a my family of 20 and no one could agree how well done it should or shouldn't be.
    The last time I cooked for about 40 with kids. I cooked to 8lb brisket flats, 1 8lb butt, and an 4 lb pork loin with apricots stuffed with cashews.
    Food for thought and good luck. Lets us know what you end up doing?[p]Mike

  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Our vet asked me to cook for his Christmas party last year, I made a couple butts, slaw, and sauce. I don't have much experience with prime rib but I tasted Max's three years ago in ATL and it was fabulous. -RP

    [ul][li]Max's Prime Rib[/ul]
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    ugavet,[p]I agree 100% with CWM's post. I cook for the office holiday meals as well. For TGD I did 2 hams and 3 turkey breasts, all sliced thin. No arguments from anyone.[p]For Christmas office luncheon for about 70 people I am doing 2 packer briskets, 4 pork loins with various stuffings (might even sneak in a triple threat), and a mess of leg quarters for those that prefer chicken.
  • True words about the prime rib doneness.[p]Spacey
  • UGAVETUGAVET Posts: 577
    I have done Max's Prime Rib twice and it was great. Everyone loved it.

  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    ugavet,[p]Unless you will specifically not let the kids have the prime rib you better figure them in. I'd plan on cooking about 40 lbs or more if you plan to cut it into slabs like a restaurant would. If you'll be slicing it thin you may get away with less. Running out really sucks though.
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ
  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Good points, Doctor.[p]I'd let presentation be the "wow", ugavet. Do a steamship round and carve it to diner's taste on the serving line. One round should fit in your Egg and accomodate all the diners.[p]Here's some info on the cut.[p]Good luck,[p]Ken

  • Car Wash Mike,
    The last 2 times I did the prime rib roast, I cut mine in half so I had 4 ends so I had plenty of "not pink" slices for the "I don't want it rare" people. I pulled them at 120 internal and they cooked while resting and were perfect. Had a nice mix of rare to not-rare cuts.

  • UGAVETUGAVET Posts: 577
    Im not familiar with a steamship round? The info didnt link i dont think. thanks for your advise.[p]

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