When ordering sandwich meats, a good rule of thumb is to order 1 pound of meat for 3 adults, or perhaps 2 adults and 2 small children. Buns and sauce are included.
A slab of ribs will normally serve 1-2 adults, or sometimes 2 adults and 1 small child. When used as a “finger food” item, it is good to remember that ribs are similar to shrimp or peanuts – there’s never enough of either!
A half chicken will serve 1-2 adults.
A pint of slaw, beans, corn relish or potato salad will normally serve 3-4 adults. Usually folks eat more beans or potato salad than slaw or relish. This is a good formula that will extend to quarts and gallons. Gallons are the best value when you are serving 25-30 guests.
When offering a combination of sandwich meat and meat on the bone, take into consideration that many of your guests might eat a portion of each of the meats. In the case of ribs, experience indicates that most people eat ribs until all of the ribs are gone! In this case we’ll cut the slabs into two bone pieces for you, so a slab will server 4 to 6 people. This way everyone can enjoy a sandwich and a couple of rib bones.
In most cases a bottle of sauce will serve 5 to 9 people. Of course, the Hoochie Coochie will go much, much further. The bottle of sauce will keep for months when refrigerated. However, the Hoochie Coochie sauce might keep forever!
When ordering desserts please try and order 24 hours in advance. Usually dessert will serve 18 to 20 adults. Our pies usually serve 8 to 10. As is the case with meats and sides, if you offer more than one dessert, allow for some folks to try small portions of each.
If you have questions or special needs, every member of our staff will be glad to offer you assistance.